Vascular ultrasound in obstetrics

Atsushi Yoshida, Takashi Sugiyama, Tsutomu Tabata, Toshiharu Okugawa, Norimasa Sagawa

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The usefulness of the vascular ultrasound in the field of obstetrics is now well recognized. Intima-media thickness (IMT) and elastic property of the common carotid artery are affected by pregnancy and vary with complications. Flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD) of the brachial artery reflects the vascular endothelial function and is reported to be useful in the management of complicated pregnancy, especially pre-eclampsia. For the screening of deep vein thrombosis of the lower extremities in the perinatal period, compression ultrasonography (CUS) is useful.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalUltrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep 1


  • Brachial artery
  • Carotid artery
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Flow-mediated vasodilation
  • Vascular ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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