Serial fetal lung volume measurement using three-dimensional ultrasound
Article first published online: 23 DEC 2002
Copyright © 2000 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 154–158, 1 August 2000
How to Cite
Bahmaie, A., Hughes, S. W., Clark, T., Milner, A., Saunders, J., Tilling, K. and Maxwell, D. J. (2000), Serial fetal lung volume measurement using three-dimensional ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol, 16: 154–158. doi: 10.1046/j.1469-0705.2000.00193.x
- Issue published online: 23 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 23 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Accepted: 6 JUL 2000
- Manuscript Revised: 15 MAY 2000
- Manuscript Received: 23 JUN 1999
- Cited By
- Fetal lung volume;
- Three-dimensional ultrasound
To establish reference intervals for fetal lung growth.
Longitudinal observational study.
Fifty-eight women with initially uncomplicated singleton pregnancies were recruited from the antenatal population of a teaching hospital. Four women were excluded from the final analysis because of complications arising in their pregnancy.
Each subject was serially scanned at monthly intervals. At each visit lung volume was measured using an ultrasound-based computerized three-dimensional imaging system. Multilevel models were used to determine conditional and unconditional reference intervals.
Reference intervals for fetal lung growth were derived. Fetal lung volume increases in a non-linear way with gestation.
Our computerized system has the capacity to be used in conjunction with any standard two-dimensional ultrasound scanner in order to measure volume. Lung volume measurement may be useful in predicting pulmonary hypoplasia. Copyright © 2000 International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology