Ecografía en el embarazo

La ecografía o ultrasonido se ha convertido en un procedimiento estándar que se utiliza durante el embarazo. Dicho procedimiento puede mostrar el crecimiento fetal y detectar un número creciente de afecciones, tales como meningomielocele, cardiopatías congénitas, anomalías renales, hidrocefalia, anencefalia, pie zambo y otras deformidades. Este procedimiento no produce radiación ionizante, por lo que se considera un método muy seguro tanto para la madre como para el feto.

Ecografía en el embarazo

Revision

Last reviewed 9/12/2011 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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