What does BPD mean on ultrasound?

Answer Biparietal diameter (BPD) is the diameter across the developing baby's skull, from one parietal bone to the other. The measurement is useful in dating the pregnancy and estimating fetal weight afte... Read More »

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What does an asymmetrical ultrasound mean?

In an asymmetrical ultrasound, the high frequency waves are sent out at irregular intervals. This helps to avoid waves canceling each other out, leading to higher success rates. Asymmetrical ultras... Read More »

What does it mean if the ultrasound shows an empty placenta sac at 10 weeks' pregnant?

This is most likely to be what is called a "Blighted Ovum". This is due to a chromosomal abnormality occurs in the early stages after conception. It is not dangerous usually but you may need a cure... Read More »

What does it mean when an ultrasound shows mineralization around the baby's heart in the image?

Infants have around 80ml per kilogram blood volume (although the range can be from 50-100ml'kg). This steadily drops to the adult values of 50-70ml/kg. A 6 month old infant weighing approx 6 kg wo... Read More »

What does an ultrasound technician do?

An ultrasound technologist, also known as a sonographer, uses an ultrasound machine that emits sound waves through a patient's body to analyze internal organs. Most commonly known for performing ul... Read More »