Sonomicrometry monitors pre-term delivery
This article was originally published in Clinica
An adaptation of cardiac sonomicrometry could help physicians to monitor women at risk of pre-term labour. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco are using a dual-crystal technique to monitor cervical dilatation. Presenting the technique at the American College of Surgeons annual meeting in New Orleans (October 22nd-27th), Dr John Bealer said cervical sonomicrometry not only gives information on dilatation but also on uterine contractions, an unanticipated bonus.