Which imaging studies are indicated in the diagnosis of chorioamnionitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Fayez M Bany-Mohammed, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Before the fetus is viable, vaginal ultrasonography can be used to identify women with a shortened cervical canal. A shortened cervical canal is associated with a higher risk of preterm delivery. [11, 12, 13]

Ultrasonography may also be used to ascertain fetal well-being, utilizing the biophysical profile (BPP).


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