Case Quiz

Contributors

We would like to thank our many contributors, including:

  • Reem S. Abu-Rustum, MD, FACOG, FACS
  • Center for Advanced Fetal Care
  • Tripoli, Lebanon
  • Bryann Bromley, MD
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Renee L. Chard, MS, CGC
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Portland, Maine
  • Joshua Copel, MD
  • Yale University College of Medicine
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Greggory DeVore, MD
  • Fetal Diagnosis Center
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Karin Fuchs, MD
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York, New York
  • Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT
  • Adventist University of Health Sciences
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Melissa Quinn, RDMS
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York, New York
  • Celeste Shepard, MD
  • Obstetrix Medical Group
  • Austin, Texas
  • Loralei Thornburg MD
  • University of Rochester
  • Rochester, New York
  • Joseph Wax, MD
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Portland, Maine
Anatomic Image Quiz

Welcome to the PQF First Trimester Image Bank. The following cases demonstrate the potential of first trimester ultrasound examination for diagnosis of anatomic abnormalities, and the accompanying questions will allow you to test your diagnostic skills and knowledge.

While advances in sonographic technology continue to increase the scope of prenatal diagnosis of fetal anomalies, it is important to bear in mind that early anatomic diagnosis is an emerging field.

The diagnostic certainty for many conditions is lower in the first trimester than in the second, and sensitivities, specificities and natural histories of many findings have not been well established at this time.

The limitations of first trimester ultrasound for diagnosis of fetal anomalies must be taken into consideration when counseling patients and planning pregnancy management.

If you would like to submit images for possible inclusion in the First Trimester Image Bank, please remove any identifying information and send them, as well as a description of the case, to Jean Spitz at jspitz@perinatalquality.org. Images should be of high resolution, and at this time, videos cannot be included. If you need help with de-identification, we can assist in this process.