Non-invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Lung Prematurity with GLHW Ultrasound Tissue Characterization
- *Corresponding Author:
- Maeda K
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tottori University Medical School
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 25, 2016; Accepted date: December 27, 2016; Published date: December 31, 2016
Citation: Maeda K, Serizawa M (2016) Non-invasive Diagnosis of Fetal Lung Prematurity with GLHW Ultrasound Tissue Characterization. J Preg Child Health 3:e136. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000e136
Copyright: © 2016 Maeda K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Non-invasive diagnosis of fetal lung immaturity. Ultrasound gray level histogram width (GLHW) tissue characterization was studied in fetal lung. GLHW ratio of fetal lung and liver was multiplied by gestational weeks, and fetal lung immaturity was diagnosed, if the product was less than 29. Ninety six per cent of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) was predicted noninvasively in immature fetal lung diagnosed by GLHW tissue characterization. Fetal lung immaturity diagnosed by GLHW ultrasound tissue characterization predicted neonatal RDS noninvasively.