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Diagnosis of Fetal Anemia From the Peak Systolic Velocity of the Middle Cerebral Artery Using Doppler Ultrasonography

Specialty:

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pedatrics

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Description:

Doppler ultrasonography can be used to measure the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA PSV). Multiples of the median for the arterial flow velocity correlate with multiples of the median for fetal hemoglobin. This can provide a noninvasive method for diagnosis of fetal anemia.

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