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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


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


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


Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Ilana Löwy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

From the early 1970s on, the development of new medical technologies made possible direct scrutiny of the living fetus, an approach named prenatal testing. Tangled Diagnoses examines the multilevel ... 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


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


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


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


The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy: A History of Miscarriage in America

Lara Freidenfelds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190869816
eISBN:
9780190052171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869816.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History, American History: 20th Century

The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy is a history of why Americans came to have the unrealistic expectation of perfect pregnancies and to mourn even very early miscarriages. The introduction explains ... 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


Informed Consent Laws: Ultrasound, Surveillance, and Postfeminist Reproductive Rights

Jennifer M. Denbow

in Governed through Choice: "Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479828838
eISBN:
9781479808977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479828838.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 examines recent state-level informed consent laws, with a focus on laws that mandate ultrasounds before abortion. Beginning with an exploration of gender, neoliberalism, and ... More


Robert Barry: Conceptualism and Energy

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Robert Barry’s works for the January 5-31, 1969 exhibition, one of the key moments in the history of conceptual art, are described in terms of electromagnetism, from radio carrier waves to ... More


“To See What Is about to Be Born”

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The introduction starts with a description of the author’s initial hope that research on prenatal diagnosis will be less stressful than her previous research on cancer. She had rapidly discovered ... More


Genetics, Morphology, and Difficult Diagnoses

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 examines efforts to limit the uncertainties of prenatal diagnosis through the juxtaposition of results obtained with three approaches: obstetrical ultrasound, analysis of the fetal genome, ... More


Visible Disasters: Fetopathology in Brazil

Ilana Löwy

in Tangled Diagnoses: Prenatal Testing, Women, and Risk

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534121
eISBN:
9780226534268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534268.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 is grounded in observations made in the fetopathology service of a major Brazilian research and teaching hospital. In many countries prenatal diagnosis is controversial because it is linked ... More


Growing a Free to Be Family

Nancy Gruver and Joe Kelly

in When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807837238
eISBN:
9781469601427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837559_rotskoff.24
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tells the story of a couple talking in bed the night before their first child was born. They broached a subject that had not come up before: “Maybe one is enough.” They had always agreed ... More


1960–1975: The Triumph of Decentralization

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

There is a transition back to strong leadership—tough decisions are taken to address market conditions, despite unpalatable results. A weak Ralph Gordon-Smith allows two broad factions to emerge in ... More


Ethical challenges of modern psychiatric neurosurgery

Sabine Müller

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

Psychiatric neurosurgery is defined as neurosurgery for treating psychiatric disorders that do not have identified structural brain anomalies. Early psychiatric neurosurgery procedures such as ... More


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