Improving the Detection Rate of Congenital Heart Defects

Donald Mr Donald Edward Scott

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis


Screening the fetal heart for the presence of congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetrical sonography has not translated to early identification of CHD for the majority of patients (Friedberg et al., 2009; Poole et al., 2013). Limitations have been identified in the methods used to assess the fetal heart. A number of leading experts have identified the need for a real-time assessment of the fetal heart compared with the convention of relying on static images only for interpretation (Mcgahan, Moon-grady, & Pahwa, 2007; Sklansky, 2007). In addition, a deep need has been identified for education to improve the examiner's and interpreting physician's understanding of the sonographic features of CHD (Friedberg et al., 2009; McBrien, Sands, Craig, Dornan, & Casey, 2010).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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