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

Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;123(5):1070-1082. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000245.


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.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Amniotic Fluid / diagnostic imaging
  • Down Syndrome / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Fetal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Obesity / diagnostic imaging
  • Placenta Accreta / diagnostic imaging
  • Placenta Previa / diagnostic imaging
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimesters
  • Pregnancy, Twin
  • Ultrasonography, Prenatal*