The Significance of 4D Ultrasonography in Fetal Anomaly Screening

Ultrasonography has been a reliable diagnostic tool used for years in fetal anomaly screening. Along with technological improvements, the image quality of ultrasound devices has also increased. Four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound with real time imaging capability is the latest technological tool in this area. Today, its use in perinatologic screening of fetal ano malies is becoming widespread This situation has opened the debate on the diagnostic value of 4D ultrasound in fetal evaluation. 4D ultrasound when performed in experienced hands provides more detailed information on organ functions, fetal anomalies, and understanding of movement and behavioral characteristics. In contrast, conventional 2D ultrasound maintains an indispensable position in the evaluation of fetuses. In the literature, the superiority of 4D to 2D has not been shown. However, diagnostic accuracy is expected to increase when the techniques are used together. A general evaluation was made in our article and the significance of the two ultrasound technologies in detecting fetal anomalies were compared.

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