They are used to attempt to predict suspected fetal growth restriction (FGR or IUGR), suspected placental insufficiency and suspected postdate pregnancy.They are unable to predict those with sufficient accuracy to direct management that will reduce the number of stillbirths or improve perinatal mortality rates and in most settings result in increased cesarean rates as a result of failed induction.
For structural defects, better views are obtained later on in the pregnancy. Accuracy: This depends on the experience of the sonologist and on the condition being looked for.
Description: Ultrasound imaging has been increasingly used in obstetrical care since the 1970’s.
The ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves which are bounced off the baby.
76801, 76805, 76811, 76817 Coding questions commonly brought forward by coders of OB ultrasound fall into two categories.
First, lack of understanding of the study's technical aspects and of the terminology used in the reports often results in an inability to determine whether all the required elements are, in fact, documented.