Journal Club: Role of HDLive in Imaging the Fetal Heart
Citation: Selvaraj Ravi Lakshmy, MBBS, Bharat Jain, MD, Nity Rose, MS. Ultrasound Med 2017; 36:1267–127. doi:10.7863/ultra.16.05071
Abstract: HDLive is a rendering methodology that generates realistic images of the human fetus from sonographic data. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the utility of high-definition live in evaluating fetal heart especially in the first trimester (11–14-week) scan. The normal atrioventricular valve and its abnormalities along with septal defects can be vividly demonstrated with this technique, and eight cases with cardiac defects are illustrated. Its use in the first-trimester evaluation of heart would give a better perspective of the cardiac malformation, which provides the opportunity for counseling options early in pregnancy.