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Quick Concepts: Acrania vs. Anencephaly

QuickConceptsSeries_Screen_FINAL (1)Within protocols for non-invasive prenatal assessment, ultrasound scanning is now considered essential to track normal and potentially abnormal fetal development.  Scanning in the 1st trimester generally involves Continue reading

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Quick Concepts: Fetal Cranial Anatomy

fetal-cranial-1Fetal cranial structures are a bit intimidating to assess if you are not familiar with their sonographic appearance, especially in evaluating fetuses in the 2nd trimester, when structures are very, very small with the cranial diameter ranging from 2cm to 3cm.  Add to this challenge  the anechoic to hypoechoic properties of Continue reading

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A Statistical Look at What Students Do and Don’t Know

A STATISTICAL LOOK AT WHAT STUDENTS DO AND DON’T KNOW (follow-up to LEARNING FROM ‘FAILURE’ … ? )

usa-iconDiscussing statistics will generally glaze over more eyes than Krispy Kreme glazes donuts, and is unquestionably less sweet, but it has been a particular fascination of mine because it appeals to both my mathematics and engineering background.  A couple weeks back, I wrote on the subject of ‘Learning from Failure’ as a preview to Pegasus Lectures’ February** Office Hours.

As referenced previously, Pegasus has labored compiling anonymized data from individuals and institutions to better prepare exam candidates for ultrasound credentialing and board exams for many, many years.  This analysis is valuable in Continue reading

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