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Diagnostic Ultrasound

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  • Principles of Genetic Counseling and Prenatal Diagnosis
    The availability of prenatal diagnosis for a wide range of disorders has been a major advance in the area of reproductive genetics. Ultrasound has played a central role in the development of the various approaches to prenatal diagnosis. In addition, integration of a genetics-based prenatal diagnosis program with tertiary ultrasound has been shown to increase the accuracy of diagnosis when compared with ultrasound alone. The purpose of this document is to focus on the epidemiology of genetic defects and include a description of the various prenatal diagnostic procedures in use.

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