Ultrasound assessment of the fetal biophysical profile: What does an radiologist need to know?

Ultrasound assessment of the fetal biophysical profile: What does an radiologist need to know?

Author Guimaraes Filho, Helio Antonio Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arauj Junior, Edward Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Machado Nardozza, Luciano Marcondes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dias da Costa, Lavoisier Linhares Google Scholar
Moron, Antonio Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Mattar, Rosiane Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Proposed by Frank Manning about 26 years ago, fetal biophysical profile has been incorporated to the propaedeutics of non-invasive fetal well being assessment in high-risk gestations. Despite the existence of other methods for assessing fetal vitality, as Doppler flowmetry, the biophysical profile continues to be important in estimating the risk of hypoxia and perinatal morbimortality for those fetuses. in the present article, the authors review the regulatory mechanisms of fetal biophysical activities, as well as physiological and pathological factors that interfere with them. the main objective of the study is to discuss the present and important aspects of the method, and the practical applications and interpretation of its findings, in order to help radiologists improve their knowledge in this specific area of fetal ultrasonography. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords fetal vitality
ultrasound
fetal biophysical profile
Language English
Date 2008-04-01
Published in European Journal of Radiology. Clare: Elsevier B.V., v. 66, n. 1, p. 122-126, 2008.
ISSN 0720-048X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Elsevier B.V.
Extent 122-126
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrad.2007.05.011
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000255581200020
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/30563

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