The recent introduction of 3D/4D ultrasonography to clinical practice presents an important milestone
in imaging technology. In this chapter, we will present the basic principles of 3D automated sonography as it
relates to the examination of the fetal heart. This approach holds great promise for simplifying the fetal cardiac
examination that may translate to increased prenatal detection of congenital heart disease.
3D Sonography, Fetal Echocardiography, Automated Multiplanar Imaging, Diagnostic Cardiac Planes.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, United States