Hypokinesia – Decreased muscle movement. In relation to the heart, hypokinesia refers to decreased heart wall motion during each heartbeat. It is associated with cardiomyopathy, heart failure, or heart attack. Hypokinesia can involve small areas of the heart (segmental) or entire sections of heart muscle (global). Also called hypokinesis.
North Dakota, Oregon, and New Mexico are the First Three States Requiring Sonographers to be Registered by an Organization!
April 2, 2015
North Dakota has now become the 3rd State in the country (the two others being Oregon and New Mexico) to pass a law requiring Sonographers to be licensed by the state. Credentialing through nationally recognized agencies such as the ARDMS and CCI will be acceptable forms of documentation.
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