Fetal Medicine Centre
The fetal assessment & therapy Centre
The OMVIAL 4D Ultrasound centre is a fetal ultrasound consultation centre facilitating access to fetal medicine experts worldwide via tele-ultrasound assessment.... more
Reducing Stillbirth Rate
Nigeria has the second highest stillbirth rate in the world, but Doppler ultrasound can reduced stillbirth rate by two-third
To replicate in Nigeria the two-third reduction in stillbirth rate demonstrated by fetal medicine specialists elsewhere
To facilitate access to Doppler scans by fetal medicine specialists in pregnancy through 3D/4D tele-ultrasound and tele-therapy.
Two thirds of stillbirths could be prevented with Doppler scans, leading Obstetrician have said..
Prof Kypros Nicolaides, a leading obstetrician and fetal medicine specialist, has said offering all women Doppler scans, which measure blood flow between the placenta and baby, could save up to 1,900 babies a year. more...
'Half of UK stillbirths could be prevented with scans'
St George's Hospital in London has also introduced the scan to all first-time mothers at 20 weeks, which costs £15 per mother if given at the same time as a foetal anomaly scan. Since this introduction, the hospital has seen its stillbirth rate drop by 50% in three years. more...
RCOG Protocol for prevention of stillbirth
'Offer referral for a detailed fetal anatomical survey and uterine artery Doppler by a fetal medicine specialist if severely small for gestational age fetus is identified at the 18–20 week scan.... available here