The use of Doppler ultrasound to study fetal blood flow has become commonplace, despite the lack of detailed evaluation of the testing tool for precision. In evaluation of 25 patients, no significant intraobserver differnces were found between readings on an individual waveform, nor were there significant differences between different observers on individual waveforms. Temporally separated waveforms within a 30-minute window gave the greatest variation. A mutiway analysis of variance noted significant differences in this category only. This study confirmed the precision of measurements by a single observer and between observers. Only biological alterations over time displayed significant variability.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging