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Image Interpretation - Obstetric Ultrasound: Nuchal Translucency

Image Interpretation - Obstetric Ultrasound: Nuchal Translucency

Image Interpretation - Obstetric Ultrasound: Nuchal Translucency

Fiona Maddocks and Gill Harrison
Fiona Maddocks and Gill Harrison
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 26 Jul 2018
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This session considers the ultrasound technology required to assess the fetal nuchal translucency, the criteria essential for accurate measurement and the role of nuchal translucency as a screening test for fetal abnormalities, such as trisomy 21, 18 and 13.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the equipment and machine optimisation techniques required to assess the fetal nuchal translucency
• Describe the benefits and limitations of measuring the nuchal translucency as part of combined screening for trisomy 21,18 and 13
• List other common fetal anomalies and syndromes associated with increased nuchal translucency
Fiona Maddocks and Gill Harrison

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Fiona Maddocks and Gill Harrison
on behalf of Health Education England

Fiona Maddocks -
National Projects Officer for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (NHS FASP)

Fiona is a nurse and a midwife by background, diversifying into medical ultrasound in 1999. She has worked as an advanced practitioner in ultrasound, a university lecturer teaching medical ultrasound, and has also held key positions at regional and national level for the UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC). Her current role is as National Projects Officer to the NHS FASP. This organisation is part of the UK National Screening Programmes Directorate and is responsible for developing national standards, policies and resources for biochemical and ultrasound screening technologies in pregnancy.

One of Fiona’s key roles is working in conjunction with the Down’s syndrome screening Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS) as the National Ultrasound Lead for the quality assurance of the ultrasound component of combined screening for trisomy 21 (nuchal translucency and crown-rump length measurements).

She also enjoys working with Higher Education Institutions as an occasional lecturer and as summative assessor of ultrasound students. Fiona was on the Editorial Board of the British Medical Ultrasound Journal’Ultrasound’ from 2008-2012.

Gill Harrison -
Ultrasound Programme Director, City, University of London

Gill has over 25 years ultrasound experience in clinical practice and has been involved in education for many years. She is currently a senior lecturer, Ultrasound Programme Director and Lead for Teaching Excellence at City, University of London, and continues to undertake clinical ultrasound lists in the NHS.

Gill is involved in accrediting ultrasound programmes as a lead accreditor and council member for the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE). She is an external examiner, peer reviewer for professional journals and book publishers and has been involved in developing online learning packages for breaking bad news and giving feedback on clinical and communication skills. Additionally she is deputy editor for the journal "Ultrasound" and a member of the Society and College of Radiographers Ultrasound Advisory group. She has a keen interest in ergonomics and safe ultrasound practice, communication skills training and clinical supervision, teaching breaking bad news at City, University of London and as a guest lecturer teaching medical students.

As an experienced assessor of ultrasound practitioners Gill is keen to see high quality online learning available for a wide range of healthcare professionals, to help develop safe and effective ultrasound practice.

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  • Health Education England
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    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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