Doppler ultrasound is a form of advanced color ultrasound. The information provided is useful to know the status and fetal growth. It is recommended in cases of pregnancy or risk mothers suffer some diseases such as diabetes or hypertension.
Doppler ultrasound: what it is and what it is
The Doppler is a form of advanced ultrasound color. You can see the blood flow in any vein or artery, so we can measure the blood supply in several tissues. It is important to assess the umbilical cord, brain circulation and heart baby.
Information provided by doppler ultrasound
The information it provides is very useful and important, related to the growth of the fetus in utero. So reports about how the placenta works in high-risk pregnancies and allows the prevention of Preeclampsia.
It also allows:- A measurement of blood flow in the baby's heart, to assess if it works well.- Analyze the arteries of the womb, something very important in cases of intrauterine growth retardation, as it allows to determine the causes.- Measure the blood flow of the umbilical arteries of the fetus, to analyze whether it is correct and if it receives nutrients and oxygen correctly.- See the blood flow in the arteries of the fetal brain to analyze whether their progression is correct.
When doppler ultrasound is recommended
Doppler ultrasound is recommended as routine in all pregnancies after 20 weeks. In particular, it is useful for cases of high-risk pregnancies, with mothers suffering from hypertension, diabetes, placenta or umbilical cord, as well as baby cardiac malformations or fetal distress.
Doppler ultrasound detectable pathologies
In gynecology general doppler ultrasound can identify tumors and distribution of these benign or malignant. TV Ultrasound can also identify tumors in the ovaries and uterus, and its distinction in benign or malignant.
Edited by Patricia Crespo Pujante