Recent advances in sonographic imaging of fetal thoracic structures

Rodrigo Ruano

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Recent ultrasonographic methods applied in the evaluation of fetal thoracic structures and anomalies are presented. Fetal lung volumetric assessment by 3D ultrasonography, analysis of the thoracic wall by 3D-rendered image and 3D skeletal-mode imaging, intrathoracic vessel evaluation by 3D power Doppler ultrasonography, analysis of heart anatomy and abnormalities by 4D spatiotemporal image correlation™, identification of normal and abnormal intrathoracic almost isoechogenic structures by volume contrast imaging and evaluation of the heart and great vessels by 3 and 4D inverse mode will be reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalExpert review of medical devices
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005


  • 3D inversion mode
  • Congenital adenomatoid malformation
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Power Dopplers
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Pulmonary sequestration 3D ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Volume contrast imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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