Access Physicians maternal-fetal medicine team publishes new research on impact of MFM tele-ultrasound program on diagnostic accuracy of fetal anomalies
Interpretation of ultrasounds by tele-maternal-fetal medicine specialists improved the detection of fetal anomalies by 50 percent, according to new research from the Access Physicians MFM team, led by Sina Haeri, M.D., and the University of Pennsylvania and published in the May 4, 2021 American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM. Based on 6,403 obstetric ultrasounds, the detection rate increased from 3.2 percent to 4.8 percent with significant improvement seen for all types of anomalies and in all types of scans including anatomy ultrasounds as well as other ultrasounds throughout gestation.
The study provides new evidence of the effectiveness of tele-MFM programs in supporting obstetricians or family medicine clinicians who traditionally interpret ultrasound exams and in promoting higher quality of pre-natal care by ensuring appropriate referrals and site of delivery.
The Access Physicians MFM team supports community-based obstetricians, midwives, and other maternity providers with high-value, high-quality ultrasound interpretation. Read about the team’s approach here.