Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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The Role of Ob/Gyn Ultrasound in Medical Student Education: Immunological Disorders of Pregnancy Assessed by Ultrasound

Janet F Piskurich

Keywords : Immune hydrops fetalis,alloimmunized pregnancy,ultrasonography,medical education

Citation Information : Piskurich JF. The Role of Ob/Gyn Ultrasound in Medical Student Education: Immunological Disorders of Pregnancy Assessed by Ultrasound. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009; 3 (4):51-52.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1036

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

To learn immunology in the absence of visual images would be an onerous and tedious chore. Most immunology textbooks use a large number of illustrations and diagrams to assist students as they endeavor to grasp the semantics and fundamentals of immunology, which are exacting and can be confusing to the uninitiated. Likewise, ultrasound imaging can be used to elucidate the consequences of an immune incompatibility between the mother and child during pregnancy in a manner that brings both clarity and clinical relevance to the medical students' understanding of this basic concept. Here we illustrate in the context of medical student education the use of ultrasound in the assessment of immunological disorders of pregnancy.


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