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Obstetric Ultrasound Handbook for Sonographers Delivering the Antenatal Screening Programme in Wales

This resource has been developed to provide reference and guidance for sonographers delivering antenatal screening for the Antenatal Screening Wales Programme.

DQASS Resources

The following resources are available for NT leads and can be used along with the detailed information contained in the Obstetric Ultrasound Handbook for Sonographers Delivering the Antenatal Screening Programme in Wales. 

This resource is for sonographers performing Combined Screening. Reproduced with permission from DQASS.

This resource is for sonographers undergoing initial training for DQASS registration.

These resources are for New/locum sonographers who wish to commence combined screening in Wales and already have a DQASS registration/ ID code.

Vanishing Twin Guidance for Down's Syndrome, Edwards' Syndrome and Patau's Syndrome Screening

Guidance for offering Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome screening where there is a failing or failed twin pregnancy.

Antenatal Screening Wales Specification for Ultrasound Systems 

This specification is relevant for ultrasound systems used for antenatal screening scans as defined in the Antenatal Screening Wales Policy, Standards and Protocols.

All Wales Fetal Anomaly Screening Scan Standard Checklist

The all Wales agreed checklist for the 18-20 week fetal anomaly screening scan.

Guidance on Short Femur

Agreed all Wales guidance when a short femur is reported on the fetal anomaly scan.

Ultrasound Observation Pathways: Isolated Echogenic Bowel, Isolated Renal Pelvis Dilatation and Isolated Ventriculomegaly

This document contains the care pathways for women found to have a baby with one of these findings and replaces the previous booklet 'Specific ultrasound findings, guidelines for health professionals in Wales, 2015'. Please note: Nuchal fold, cardiac echogenic focus or choroid plexus cyst(s) are not significant in isolation and should not be reported from 1st August 2018.

Ultrasound Observations Pathway
The information for women relating to these findings can be accessed here.

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