Genetic Screening in the First and Second Trimester - Training Video

Genetic Screening in the First and Second Trimester


Genetic Screening in the First and Second Trimester

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Genetic Screening in the First and Second Trimester

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Genetic Screening in the First and Second Trimester Training Video is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the use of ultrasound for genetic screening in the first and second trimester exams. A review of the key components to include in a genetic sonogram and correlation with associated lab tests.

Date of Original Release: 9/12/2016
Reviewed for content accuracy: 9/12/2019
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 9/12/2022
Video Length: 0:53:00

Product Codes
Online Video: OV-GSS
ISBN: 978-1-940954-35-6


  • Reason for Ultrasound Genetic Screening
  • Components of a Genetic Screening Sonogram
  • Components of a Genetic Screening Sonogram
  • Nuchal Translucency Screen
  • Targeted vs Standard Ultrasound Scan (AIUM guidelines)
  • Major and Minor Markers to Identify
  • Features of Downs Syndrome, Edwards Syndrome, Patau Syndrome, Turner's Syndrome
  • Features of Triploidy
  • Abnormal Cases: Cystic hygroma, CPC, ventriculomegaly, brachycephaly, neural tube defects, cardiac defects, limb defects, omphalocele, renal abnormalities, duodenal atresia, trisomy 18,13, 21 and more.


  • Demonstrate the  participants knowledge to perform and/or interpret OB ultrasound examinations.
  • Implement genetic screening in the first and second trimester.
  • Explain the components of normal and abnormal nuchal translucency in the first trimester.
  • Cite minor and major markers with T-13, T-18, T-21 and Triploidy.
  • Identify common anomalies seen in genetic ultrasound scans.
  • Apply protocols for a systematic evaluation and screening for aneuploidy.


Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, and other medical professionals who are involved with performing and/or interpreting OB ultrasound examinations. Physicians may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: obstetrics, family medicine, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Jane JK Burns  AS, RT, RDMS

Ultrasound Educator
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital/Pavilion for Women
Houston, Texas
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.


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