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Ultrasound examinations during pregnancy

Data Item category

AN Procedures - fetal assessment

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

S/T Perinatal Data Collections:
VIC: Record the number of ultrasounds performed between 10 and 14 weeks gestation. Record the number of ultrasounds performed between 15 and 26 weeks gestation. The total number of ultrasounds greater than 27 weeks. QLD: The total number of obstetric ultrasound scans performed during the current pregnancy. This will include those performed by radiographer in a recognised medical imaging unit and or those performed by a health care professional (e.g. doctor or midwife) in a variety of health care settings including hospital wards, community clinics or the premises of private practitioners. This does not include other non-obstetric ultrasounds (e.g. maternal renal or gallbladder scan) and may necessitate asking the mother for confirmation number, as not all ultrasounds performed will have a written report. TAS: Collect ultrasound < 12 weeks, ultrasound > 12 weeks and level 2 ultrasound. OTHER S/T: No definition specified.
Descriptions: WA: Tick box included in procedures/treatments. SA: Tick box for 'Yes'. NT: Ultrasound attended Yes/No. Date and gestation at the first ultrasound. ACT: Total number of ultrasounds. VIC RCA Gestation at which ultrasound was performed. TAS PMC: includes U/S and U/S Doppler in tests for fetal wellbeing after 20 weeks. QLD PMC: First trimester screening scan, anomaly scan and total number of scans ACT PMC: Number of U/S

Additional information

VIC, QLD and SA include a free text field for antenatal screening which may capture ultrasound. VIC collect the data so that the gestation can be determined approximately when the ultrasound was performed. NSW, VIC Birth Defects notification forms record method of antenatal diagnosis with a free text field that may capture other methods of antenatal screening.

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