Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1--7

Fetal imaging and diagnosis services in developing countries – A call to action


JA Akinmoladun1, D OC Anumba2 
1 Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. J A Akinmoladun
Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan/University College Hospital, Ibadan
Nigeria

Fetal congenital anomalies are among the leading causes of perinatal death or survival with disability worldwide. Their accurate antenatal detection employing a range of fetal imaging techniques enables parental choices to be made and for postnatal care of affected babies to be planned. While such prenatal care is well developed in developed countries of the world, it remains poor in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This review article examines the scope of the problem and proffers strategies for service organization and fetal imaging that will improve care in LMIC settings.


How to cite this article:
Akinmoladun J A, Anumba D O. Fetal imaging and diagnosis services in developing countries – A call to action.Trop J Obstet Gynaecol 2019;36:1-7


How to cite this URL:
Akinmoladun J A, Anumba D O. Fetal imaging and diagnosis services in developing countries – A call to action. Trop J Obstet Gynaecol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 24 ];36:1-7
Available from: http://www.tjogonline.com/article.asp?issn=0189-5117;year=2019;volume=36;issue=1;spage=1;epage=7;aulast=Akinmoladun;type=0