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Obstetric Ultrasound Community


Obstetric Ultrasound Community

This community consists of professionals interested in all aspects of ob ultrasound. Discussions include administrative issues such as coding, practice administration, and news about legislation concerning obstetric ultrasound.

The current community officers are Joan Mastrobattista MD, FAIUM, Chair; and Julia Solomon MD, CM, FACOG, Vice Chair; and Reem Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS, FAIUM. They can be reached via e-mail at

Members: 349
Latest Activity: Apr 4


Use this forum to keep aware of AIUM announcements of interest to your discipline, become acquainted with AIUM members from your specialty, post announcements/news stories of interest to your community, gather ideas for educational opportunities, share cases, make AIUM aware of your needs, and discuss relevant issues. Start a discussion now!

Click here for AIUM resources for the Obstetric Community.

Discussion Forum

Fetal Heart 3D Models for prenatal diagnostics 1 Reply

Started by Adrian Dymek. Last reply by Dr MM Nurus shafi Apr 23, 2017.

Biophysical Profile in Twin Gestations

Started by Laura M. Johnson Jul 5, 2016.

split of Umb Arty and MCA doppler 4 Replies

Started by Dr MM Nurus shafi. Last reply by Dr MM Nurus shafi May 20, 2016.

Development of Sonographer Efficiency

Started by Will Lindsley Mar 30, 2016.

New AIUM Webinar

Started by AIUM Nov 23, 2015.

ACOG seeks app reviewers

Started by AIUM Nov 9, 2015.

Placenta accreta? 4 Replies

Started by Dr MM Nurus shafi. Last reply by DR,Mujibur Rahman Sep 20, 2015.

Anomaly. 4 Replies

Started by Dr MM Nurus shafi. Last reply by DR,Mujibur Rahman Sep 20, 2015.

Detecting Abnormalities of the Fetal Face

Started by AIUM Aug 27, 2015.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Agha Maqsood Raza Naqvi on January 1, 2012 at 6:01am


Comment by Agha Maqsood Raza Naqvi on December 16, 2011 at 4:27am

Hello evry one I am new here but some of the respected members do now me
I was working on Dengue Fever and its Cotrol, and a case came to my center, she was infected by the Dengue Virus and on the other hand she was having pregnancy of about 14 weeks, my question to the respectable members is, Can the fetus be infected with Dengue Virus while the mother is already been infected for the last two days, What are the effects posibely be on the fetus  while its mother being febrile for the last 2 days untreated.

What posibely be the role of placenta in this case

will be very greatfull to get the answers thanks in advane

Comment by AIUM on November 22, 2011 at 1:53pm

$50,000 Available for Assessing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Applications

The AIUM’s Endowment for Education and Research (EER) has issued a request for applications (RFA) for studies to assess competency in point-of-care ultrasound applications, defined as ultrasound imaging for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes performed on the patient by a provider in real time as a component of a care episode. The EER has allocated up to $50,000 for 1 or more grants. The submission deadline is March 1, 2012. More detailed information is available on the AIUM website.

Comment by AIUM on October 19, 2011 at 1:28pm

Web Education Liaison Needed

The AIUM’s new Web Education Committee is seeking a Web Education Liaison for the Obstetrics Ultrasound Community.  The liaison will coordinate with those with similar interests and with the community’s officers to provide the Web Education Committee with images and video clips for the AIUM’s practice guidelines, suggestions for webinars (including topics and speakers), and information on the online educational needs and preferences of the community’s members. 

Future goals for the Web Education Committee with which the liaison might be involved include an online lecture series, a database of interesting/unusual cases, the development of iPad apps, and formatting of AIUM publications into e-books. The sky's the limit!

If you have an interest in web education and would like to be considered for the position of Web Education Liaison for the Obstetrics Ultrasound Community, e-mail Jenny Clark

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the AIUM and help develop new educational initiatives.

Comment by AIUM on September 15, 2011 at 2:42pm

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 2:07pm

Nominations for community secretary for the Obstetrics Ultrasound 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.

Comment by Marcos Tawil MD on May 27, 2010 at 5:06pm
Yolk Sac is visible during the 5th week. Fetal pole must be seen 7-9 days after that.
Comment by Hasan Md. Mehedi Harun on May 27, 2010 at 3:56pm
How early the yolk sac is visible by a high frequency ultrasound machine? According to WHO Manual it's 7th week but can it be visible before 7th week?
Comment by Lisa M. Allen on May 25, 2010 at 11:57am
Also, at your facility, if you do report a velamentous insertion of the cord into the placenta, does this impact the management of the patient including timing, mode and/or location of delivery? Christine mentioned that you don't want to miss a velamentous insertion (without vasa previa), as perhaps the management might be altered if this is diagnosed prenatally. Do these patients undergo amniocentesis for lung maturity at 36-38 weeks then planned induction. If a vasa previa is suspected, a planned C-section would be the mode of delivery? Some have suggested that these patients be hospitaized at 32 weeks on until delivery, as they don't want them to go into labor on their own and take the risk of the baby exsanguinating. Any thoughts??
Comment by Lisa M. Allen on May 25, 2010 at 11:43am
Dr. Abramowicz, when you say you don't comment on cord coiling anymore, did you at some point and find that it was not applicable? The only reason I ask is that as of about a year ago our pathology department changed the format of the reports to address the cord coiling and when I noticed this change we discussed this. They would use the terms hypo and hypercoiled in the reports. These usually were, in fact, poor outcome pregnancies (IUGR, chromosome disorders, neuromuscular, etc).They said that in the pathology literature this phenomenon is significant and needs to be reported in the surgical pathology of the placenta.They told me that both hyper coiled and hypercoiled are associated with poor outcomes. So I did a literature search and there does seem to be a fair amount of data supporting that, even in the current literature. So, as a Perinatal Center evaluating high-risk obstetrical patients, I wonder wheteher it is worth it or not. I saw someone yesterday with a straight cord with no observable coils. Do we report this? Will it cause more anxiety and confusion than good?

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