RESEARCH ARTICLE


Importance and Significance of Knee-Chest Decubitus Position of the Pregnant Women, in the Delineation of Fetal Facial Imaging with Four-Dimensional Color Doppler Ultrasound



Homagni Sikha Roy*, Chunxia Cheng
Department of Ultrasound, Affiliated Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China


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© 2018 Roy and Cheng.

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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Ultrasound, Affiliated Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, China, Tel: 008613452469257; E-mail: hsrhsr7@gmail.com


Abstract

Objective:

To investigate and validate the role of the Knee-chest Decubitus position in fetal facial feature delineation by 4D Ultrasonography.

Methods:

Pregnant women were randomly divided into two groups: One group underwent knee-chest decubitus position prior to re-examination, and the second group underwent free activities like walking for 5, 15 or 30 minutes followed by a re-examination of the fetus. The acceptability of the fetal facial images following the two above mentioned activities was compared.

Results:

The Knee-chest Decubitus position was identified to be a more successful procedure for obtaining acceptable images. Additionally, it improved the fetal position and the resulting images were achieved significantly rapidly by this maneuver compared to free movement.

Conclusion:

The knee-chest decubitus position is simple, easy, safe and fast and thus of great convenience and promising for pregnant women.

Keywords: Knee-chest Decubitus position, 4D Color Doppler ultrasound, Fetal facial imaging, Pregnant women, Significance, 4D Ultrasonography.