The Clinical Standards Committee (CSC) aims to improve and standardise medical practice guidelines for the use of diagnostic imaging procedures in obstetrics and gynecology.

The CSC also has the responsibility to provide guidance for individuals and sub-committees regarding the development of Guidelines or Consensus Statements on behalf of ISUOG. Therefore, members who are planning to develop such documents must submit a CSC Proposal Form at a very early stage of the process to minimize potential problems that may arise from late review of a nearly completed document that may not fully comply with either the expectations or best interests of the Society. Find out how to submit a proposal here.

Committee members 

Raffaele is a consultant in fetal medicine at University College London. He is part of the ISUOG CSC and took part in guidelines writing and review for the society. He works in the Preterm Birth Clinic at UCLH where he is performing studies on CS scar and risk of preterm birth and studies on different cerclages techniques. He published in more than 40 journals mostly on fetal growth and neurosonography and he is committed to education and training. He leads the Master Programme in Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine at UCL. 

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Francesco D’Antonio, MD, PhD, is an associate professor and consultant in maternal-fetal medicine at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chieti, Italy. Dr. D’Antonio has previously worked in the Fetal Medicine Unit at St. George's Hospital, London, UK, in the High-risk Pregnancy Unit at Catholic University of The Sacred Heart Hospital, Rome, Italy and in the University Hospital of Northern Norway, Tromsø. D’Antonio is in the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics, fetal medicine, prenatal imaging

Specialties: Fetal brain, fetal heart, multiple pregnancies, fetal growth restriction, fetal magnetic resonance imaging, placenta accreta spectrum disorders.

Languages: English; Italian

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Chiara Landolfo, Italian MD and PhD, French and English-speaking, is a consultant Gynaecological Oncologist Surgeon at Imperial College London. She completed her training at Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy), combining her education at Policlinico Sant’Orsola Malpighi (Bologna) by also working at CHU Saint-Pierre in Brussels and KU Leuven (Belgium). With a special interest in gynaecologic ultrasonography, she joined the International Ovarian Tumour Analysis group (IOTA), one of the largest multicentric diagnostic trials on ovarian tumours in the world. She worked together with Prof D. Timmerman at KU Leuven, Prof T. Bourne at Imperial College London and Prof A. Testa at Gemelli Hospital in Rome. She is active in research on gynaecologic ultrasound, translational analyses and artificial intelligence. She also contributes to the International Endometrial Tumour Analysis (IETA) and the Morphological Uterus Sonographic Assessment (MUSA) studies. She is member of ISUOG, SIEOG (Italian Society of Ultrasound in Gynaecology and Obstetrics), and ESGO (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology). Chiara is an active member of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee and of the ISUOG Task Force for the Basic Training in Gynaecology. She also collaborates to VISUOG project , and worked as a member of the ISUOG Next Generation group. She regularly takes part in education, scientific presentations and courses on gynaecologic ultrasound at national and international conferences.
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Prof. Anthony Odibo, MD, MSCE, FRCOG, FACOG

Anthony Odibo is currently employed as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA. He completed his medical training at the University of Benin, Nigeria and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal Fetal Medicine in the UK and USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Anthony Odibo also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Anthony Odibo splits his time between an active clinical practice, with focus on prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy, as well as research investigating prediction models and the role of the placenta in development of adverse pregnancy outcomes. He is the Medical Director of the Fetal Care Center of Tampa Bay.

Anthony Odibo is the new Editor in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has previously served as the Deputy Chief Editor for ACTA and Editor for BJOG and Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is on the Editorial Board for BJOG and Prenatal Diagnosis. 

Recent publications:

Customized fetal growth standard compared to the Intergrowth-21st Century standard at predicting small-for gestational age neonates.
Odibo AO, Nwabuobi C, Odibo L, Leavitt K, Obican S, Tuuli MG.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Jun 7. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13394. [Epub ahead of print]

Vasa previa screening strategies: a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis.
Sinkey RG, Odibo AO.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2018 May 22. doi: 10.1002/uog.19098. [Epub ahead of print]

Elective induction of labor at 39 weeks among nulliparous women: The impact on maternal and neonatal risk.
Sinkey RG, Lacevic J, Reljic T, Hozo I, Gibson KS, Odibo AO, Djulbegovic B, Lockwood CJ.
PLoS One. 2018 Apr 25;13(4):e0193169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0193169. eCollection 2018.

External validity in perinatal research.
Odibo AO, Acharya G.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Apr;97(4):424-428. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13268. Epub 2017 Dec 18. Review.

Weight discordance and perinatal mortality in twin pregnancies: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
D'Antonio F, Odibo AO, Prefumo F, Khalil A, Buca D, Flacco ME, Liberati M, Manzoli L, Acharya G.
Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Nov 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.18966. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Screening and prevention of preterm birth: what is a clinician to do?
Odibo AO.
Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2017 Aug;96(8):905-906. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13142. No abstract available.

Three-Dimensional Power Doppler Evaluation of Cerebral Vascular Blood Flow: A Novel Tool in the Assessment of Fetal Growth Restriction.
Goetzinger KR, Cahill AG, Odibo L, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
J Ultrasound Med. 2018 Jan;37(1):139-147. doi: 10.1002/jum.14323. Epub 2017 Jul 14.

Sexual Dimorphism in Umbilical Vein Blood Flow During the Second Half of Pregnancy: A Longitudinal Study.
Widnes C, Flo K, Wilsgaard T, Odibo AO, Acharya G.
J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Dec;36(12):2447-2458. doi: 10.1002/jum.14286. Epub 2017 Jun 24.

Prenatal diagnosis of aortopulmonary window associated with aberrant subclavian artery.
Louis-Jacques AF, Običan SG, Nguyen T, Odibo A.
Cardiol Young. 2017 Sep;27(7):1441-1443. doi: 10.1017/S104795111700035X. Epub 2017 Mar 16.

A stillbirth calculator: Development and internal validation of a clinical prediction model to quantify stillbirth risk.
Trudell AS, Tuuli MG, Colditz GA, Macones GA, Odibo AO.
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 7;12(3):e0173461. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173461. eCollection 2017.

Country: USA

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 &T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; preterm delivery

Language: English

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Prof. Giuseppe Rizzo is full Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Università di Roma Tor Vergata and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fondazione Policlinico Tor Vergata. Rome Italy and President Italian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (SIEOG) 2015-2017 as well as founding member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG).

Prof. Rizzo has authored 388 peer reviewed articles and has published as editor 19 books on obstetrical ultrasound. His H index is 52 with 9406 citations according to Scopus (22/10/2023).

He is honorary member of the Sociedad Chilena de Ultrasonografia en Medicna & Biologia, honorary member of the Spanish society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and honorary member of the Russian Academy of Perinatal Medicine.

His fields of interest have included prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies, imaging of the fetus, fetal echocardiography, Doppler ultrasonography, fetal growth restriction, invasive and non-invasive prenatal diagnosis preterm labor, ultrasound in labor.

Prof. Rizzo serves as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine and is member of the Editorial Board of 14 medical journals.

Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics, Imaging, Maternal Fetal medicine

Specialties: Fetal echocardiography, Fetal neurosonography, Doppler in obstetrics, ultrasound in labor, fetal growth restriction

Languages: English, Italian

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Associate Professor, the University Department of Medical, Surgical and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Chief of Fetal Medicine Unit and Prenatal Diagnosis, Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS Burlo Garofolo, Trieste, Italy

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Dr Stefania Tudorache is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University Emergency County Hospital in Craiova, Romania. She is associate professor at University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, with the degree of habilitated doctor (2017). Stefania completed a PhD in Medicine, titled Third trimester pregnancy ultrasound - amidst expectations and limitations. It’s role in optimizing the management in high-risk pregnancies (MECTS No. 3824, 2006). She also completed a MSc in Health Services Management (2015).

Currently, she is responsible for the Fetal Medicine Unit. Her special interests are in the field of maternal-fetal medicine, early prenatal and invasive diagnosis, she is an expert in gynecological ultrasound. Stefania was involved for many years in the first trimester ultrasound and the prenatal 2D, 3D and 4D diagnosis of congenital heart diseases. Her current activity is dedicated to the diagnosis of congenital Mullerian anomalies. Stefania authored/co-authored/reviewed articles in ultrasound, published in peer-review journals, books, and book chapters. She taught national and international ultrasound courses and seminars.

Stefania is the region co-president of the Romanian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of 3D Special Interest Group and Clinical Standard Committee of ISUOG.

Country: Romania

Field: Ultrasound; Obstetrics; Gynecology; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Gynecological ultrasound; Minimally invasive surgery; Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; Fetal biometry and wellbeing; Aneuploidies; Fetal anomalies; Fetal growth restriction; Maternal and fetal Doppler

Languages: English; Romanian; French

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Prof. Boaz Weisz is the head of Obstetrical and Gynecological Imaging Institute in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sheba Medical Center and professor at Tel-Aviv University. His special interests are Fetal Medicine, Fetal Surgery, Twins, IUGR fetal anomalies and fetal infections.

Boaz is also chairing the Israeli society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

Country: Israel

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; fetal interventional procedures; multiple pregnancy

Languages: English; Hebrew, Romanian

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