The fetal tele-ultrasound project

3D/4D scan allows for fetal tele-ultrasound consultation

The stillbirth rate in Nigeria is second highest in the world. Yet ultrasound scan by fetal medicine specialists can reduce the rate by at least half. But there are not enough fetal medicine specialist for the Nigerian population.

Studies have shown that tele-ultrasound using volume sweep imaging (ie 3D / 4D ultrasound) acquired by non-physician health personnel can allow the transfer of images to fetal medicine specialists anywhere in the world for interpretation and the report sent back.

The OMVIAL fetal tele-ultrasound project enable pregnant women have access to fetal medicine specialist and radiologists worldwide. Obtaining second opinion and expertise advice is now possible in Nigeria, even for rural areas.

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