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Seeing Like a Family: Fetal Ultrasound Images and Imaginings of Kin

Sallie Han

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Based on an anthropological study of the childbearing experiences in the United States, this chapter examines the importance and meaning of fetal ultrasound imaging, or sonograms, for the American ... More


2D and 3D ultrasound imaging of the tongue in normal and disordered speech

Tim Bressmann

in Speech Motor Control: New developments in basic and applied research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199235797
eISBN:
9780191696671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235797.003.0021
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The chapter discusses the applicability and usefulness of ultrasound imaging for speech science. Basic technical aspects of acquiring two-dimensional brightness mode (B-mode) images of the tongue are ... More


Induced Abortion and the Fetus as Patient: A Continuing Paradox

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter looks back from the perspective of the 21st century on the emergence of the fetus as a patient in its own right. It also considers issues surrounding the legalization of abortion, the ... More


Ultrasound as an ancillary investigation in the management of pregnancy

Amy B. Levine and Charles J. Lockwood

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter reviews the role of ultrasound as an ancillary technique in the establishment of gestational age; diagnosis of placenta previa; identification of intrauterine growth retardation; and ... More


Ultrasound scanning for congenital abnormalities

Nicholas Wald, Anne Kennard, Alan Donnenfeld, and Ian Leck

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter evaluates the value of ultrasound scanning both as a screening and a diagnostic test for fetal abnormalities, considering published evidence of ultrasound scanning performance, natural ... More


Fetal blood and tissue sampling

Pauline A. Hurley and Charles H. Rodeck

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the place of fetal blood and tissue sampling in the diagnosis of fetal disorders. Samples of fetal tissue or body fluids are needed for many of the diagnostic tests that are ... More


Neural tube defects

Nicholas Wald

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Antenatal screening and diagnosis for neural tube defects involves the application of two methods — maternal serum alphafetoprotein (AFP) followed by amniotic fluid AFP measurement, and ultrasound ... More


Fetal Growth: Measurement and Evaluation

Mary L. Hediger and K.S. Joseph

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0044
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Fetal size and growth reflect critical dimensions of fetal health, and abnormal fetal growth is associated with perinatal death and neonatal morbidity. This chapter presents basic information on how ... More


the Surrogate's Mission

Elly Teman

in Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores the surrogate's reframing of the challenges of surrogacy as an endurance test. The institutional management of surrogacy until the contract is approved by the state may be ... More


Changing Conceptions

Rachel Bowlby

in A Child of One's Own: Parental Stories

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199607945
eISBN:
9780191760518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607945.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers how the typical story of the process leading to a baby's birth has changed in the wake of in vitro fertilization and related technologies, and how it has always been subject to ... More


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