Fetal tele-ultrasound and tele-therapy

Chan, Fung Yee (2007) Fetal tele-ultrasound and tele-therapy. Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare, 13 4: 167-171. doi:10.1258/135763307780908030

Author Chan, Fung Yee
Title Fetal tele-ultrasound and tele-therapy
Journal name Journal of Telemedicine And Telecare   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1357-633X
Publication date 2007-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1258/135763307780908030
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 167
End page 171
Total pages 5
Place of publication London, U.K
Publisher Royal Society of Medicine Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Advanced fetal diagnosis with real-time, high resolution ultrasound and fetal therapy with fetoscopic surgery represent the state-of-the-art in the subspecialty of fetal medicine. They allow accurate diagnosis of the fetal condition, multidisciplinary support for management, and in utero treatment, thereby significantly reducing perinatal mortality and morbidity. Such expertise is only available in a small number of advanced fetal medicine centres. We have used telemedicine for tertiary real-time fetal ultrasound consultation and shown not only that it is technically feasible, but that it is welcomed by the clinicians and patients involved. We have also used telemedicine for educational purposes, linking with an advanced fetoscopic centre on another continent to shorten our learning curve for this new form of fetal treatment. With the increasing availability of broadband communication, telemedicine should become an important tool in both clinical practice and education, and enable communities living anywhere in the world to benefit from fetal medicine.
Keyword Health Care Sciences & Services
Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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