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Joshua A. Copel, MD

Department Of Ob-Gyn Yale University School Of Medicine PO Box 208063

New Haven



United States

Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and Pediatrics

Yale School of Medicine


Ultrasound Clinics: Nuchal translucency assessment: What else can it tell us?

November 01, 2006

Data from the FASTER and BUN trials show that first-trimester NT measurement can reveal a lot more than just trisomy 21. Although not ready for prime time as a screening test for congenital heart disease, we can't ignore the strong association between increased NT and an elevated risk of several cardiac birth defects and to a lesser degree diaphragmatic hernia. But what can we do about it?