Word of the Day – Head circumference (HC)

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Head circumference (HC)

Head circumference (HC) – a measurement of the transverse cranial circumference taken at the same level as the BPD.  The cranium is measured for the outer edge to the outer edge, using an ellipse to outline the contour of the cranium.  This measurement combined with other measurements (BPD, abdominal circumference, femur length, humerus length) are used for dating and growth in the second and third trimesters

To learn more about Head circumference (HC), and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming OB/GYN hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.

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Medical Students Use Ultrasound as Part of First Year Curriculum

“… The use of ultrasound is continuing this trend in medical schools. Ultrasound is becoming less expensive and more portable than ever. Some say it may eventually replace the stethoscope in medical practice…”

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Word of the Day – Focal Zone

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Focal Zone

Focal zone- point at which sound beam is the narrowest and resolution is the best.
To learn more about Focal zone, and how to identify it during your evaluations, check out upcoming hands-on training course that will provide hours of hands-on scanning.