Role of Imaging and its Advances in Prediction of Preterm Birth

Arjit Agarwal, Shubhra Agarwal
2017 International Journal of Radiology & Radiation Therapy  
Preterm Birth (PTB) is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide, compared to the term deliveries. The survivors come across long term morbidity in the form of sensory, motor, cognitive and behavioral deficits. Hence, accurate and early prediction of the preterm is important for timely intervention and prevention of the fetal outcome. Contemporary method of assessment relies on the clinical and radiological signs, however still the rate of PTB is nearly constant
more » ... r the years. This review discusses the role of various Ultrasonographic (USG) parameters & advances in prediction of PTB; based on the current medical literature.
doi:10.15406/ijrrt.2017.02.00036 fatcat:3fx3ylqlebhaxdf6x3g4jxxexm