Author | Joshua A. Copel, MD


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?