Guidance

Measuring nuchal translucency: using ultrasound equipment

This document explains how to correctly use ultrasound equipment for measuring nuchal translucency as part of fetal anomaly screening.

Document

A guide to getting the most from the ultrasound equipment when measuring nuchal translucency

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Details

This publication sets out how to use the full functions of an ultrasound machine to correctly measure nuchal translucency.

The guide is divided into ten sections, each referring to a particular function of the machine:

  • power
  • gain
  • zoom
  • field depth
  • sector width
  • dynamic range
  • focus
  • harmonics
  • frequency
  • post processing
Published 1 January 2013