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Fetal Echocardiography Community


Fetal Echocardiography Community

The Fetal Echocardiography Community consists of professionals involved in the evaluation of the fetal heart with ultrasound imaging.

The current community officers are Lynn Simpson MD, MSc, FACOG, Chair; Anita Moon-Grady MD, FAAP, FACC, FASE, Vice Chair; and Elena Sinkovskaya, MD, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, Secretary. They can be reached via e-mail at

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Comment by Diana McCormick Strickland on November 9, 2011 at 1:11pm

In this normal 3 vessel view image, lined up alongside and to the left of the transverse aortic arch are the SVC, then the trachea (seen just as it has bifurcated), and then the esophagus. In a right-sided aortic arch, the transverse arch would course to the right side of the trachea as Dr. Jackson has stated. I included this image because these structures can be seen so clearly. I certainly wish I had an image that demonstrated these structures in a right-sided arch as noticeably.

Comment by David N Jackson on November 9, 2011 at 12:38pm

Ultrasound of the upper fetal thorax will show that the aortic arch does not cross the midline, but remains on the right side of the trachea. An excellent series with images is presented by Zidere et al:  Right aortic arch in the fetus.  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol  2006; 28: 876–881 They found the avg age of diagnosis was 21 weeks and the detection was as early as 12 weeks. Like most subtle findings, the detection rate improved as they made a strong commitment to find the fetus’s with right sided arch.

Comment by BALAMURUGAN on November 9, 2011 at 11:30am

How to make a diagnosis of Right sided aortic arch in 20 weeks of gestation ?

Comment by BALAMURUGAN on November 8, 2011 at 12:11pm
How to make a diagnosis of Right sided aortic arch in 20 weeks of gestation ?
Comment by Diana McCormick Strickland on November 7, 2011 at 4:09pm
The "shield" view is another term that has been used for this plane of image rendering.
Comment by Lisa M. Allen on November 7, 2011 at 3:27pm

The "in-plane" view is looking at the entire interventricular septum usually viewed from the right ventricle, also referred to as en face. If performing 3D/4D STIC, you can manipulate the initial image of acquisition to take a slice of the interventricular septum by various methods specific to each vendor and isolate the interventricular septum to evaluate for VSDs. I will forward an article that demonstrates this view later. There is a very nice article entitled The 'in-plane' view of the inter-ventricular septum. A new approach to the characterization of ventricular septal defects in the fetus. Prenat Diagn. 2006 Jan;26(1):90-1; PMID: 16378315

Comment by Jianping Xu on November 7, 2011 at 2:59pm

What is meaning of "in-plane view"?



Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:38pm

Soliciting Grant Proposals for 2012 


The AIUM's Endowment for Education and Research (EER) is accepting grant proposals through November 1, 2011.


Ultrasound researchers may apply for grants of up to $10,000 in teaching, clinical research, or basic science.


A list of all previously awarded grants, detailed criteria, and an application form are available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on September 8, 2011 at 2:03pm

Nominations for community secretary for the Fetal Echocardiography Community are being accepted through September 15, 2011.

To nominate a candidate (you may nominate yourself), email Janet Campbell ( the nominee's name, e-mail address, and community name. Copy (cc) the nominee as proof of the nominee's interest in serving. The nominee, who must be an AIUM member, should submit a brief biographical sketch (100-word maximum) to be included on the ballot.

Nominees should be willing to make a 6-year commitment as they will serve a progressively upward role: 2 years as secretary, 2 years as vice chair, and 2 years as chair. The term of office will begin the day after the close of the 2012 AIUM Annual Convention. Each community leadership team plays a major role in the AIUM’s educational efforts, including, but not limited to, choosing topics for special interest courses, identifying speakers, assigning abstract review teams, designating moderators, and coordinating with the Web Education Committee.

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