Fetal imaging: executive summary of a joint Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Radiology, Society for Pediatric Radiology, and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Fetal Imaging Workshop

J Ultrasound Med. 2014 May;33(5):745-57. doi: 10.7863/ultra.33.5.745.


Given that practice variation exists in the frequency and performance of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pregnancy, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development hosted a workshop to address indications for ultrasound and MRI in pregnancy, to discuss when and how often these studies should be performed, to consider recommendations for optimizing yield and cost effectiveness, and to identify research opportunities. This article is the executive summary of the workshop.

Keywords: fetal imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; obstetric ultrasound; ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference

MeSH terms

  • Anatomic Landmarks / diagnostic imaging*
  • Congenital Abnormalities / diagnostic imaging*
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Positioning / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal / standards*
  • United States