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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-March, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Doppler Velocimetry in the Human Fetus

Shoji Satoh

Keywords : Doppler velocimetry,Human fetus,Flow velocity waveforms,Arterial flow,Venous flow,Antenatal testing

Citation Information : Satoh S. Doppler Velocimetry in the Human Fetus. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011; 5 (1):17-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1172

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Doppler velocimetry has recently become an informative procedure for the real-time and noninvasive evaluation in fetal hemodynamics. The analysis of flow velocity waveforms in various kinds of vessels has been made for not only clarifying fetal physiology and pathophysiology of various disorders but also for determining the most appropriate intervention from the viewpoint of the integrated management protocol. The unique change in both the arterial and venous flow in normal and compromised fetuses has been demonstrated. Clinical applications of the Doppler technique in monitoring the fetus are reviewed.

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