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3D ultrasound

The progress in two-dimensional ultrasound over the last decades is amazing. Nevertheless in the transabdominal approach, the coronal plane could not be investigated. This problem is solved by 3D/4D ultrasound. There has been intensive work on this field and now all fetal organs can be investigated three-dimensionally. Without doubt the diagnostic benefit is proven so that the three-dimensional investigation more and more accompanies the conventional 2D ultrasound. The following article presents the principle of threedimensional ultrasound with its advantages and problems and looks on its clinical use.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2017; 13(2): 134–148

2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound, clinical use, problems, advantages

Rüdiger Hammer
Praenatal-Medizin und Genetik Düsseldorf
Rewier: Stefan Völckers, Kiel,
und Ursula Zollner, Würzburg

Hammer R. 3D-Ultraschall Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2017; 13(2): 134–148 publiziert 31.07.2017 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2017 ISSN 1614-8533