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.

CSC Proposal Form

Committee members 

Clinical Standards Committee, Fetal MRI Focus Group, Vice Chair of the ISUOG Scientific Committee

Prof. Laurent Salomon is a senior consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Necker-Enfants-Malades Hospital and full professor at Paris Descartes University. His special interests are imaging technologies including MRI, Twins, Fetal surgery, Statistics, Teaching processes and Quality control. Laurent completed a PhD in Physics with distinction (Paris XI Sud, Science University – Orsay), applied to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the placenta.  He also completed a MSc in Medical Statistic with distinction at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Laurent is an associate director of a Master Degree in Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine at Paris Descartes University. He is on the Editorial Board of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and involved in many committees and task forces of ISUOG. Laurent also serves on a regular basis as an expert for the National Agency for Biomedicine, French Health Authority and National Security Agency in Health Products, as well as for international research projects. 

Country: France

Field: Obstetrics; Imaging; Fetal Medicine

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

Languages: English; French

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Member of the Scientific Committee

Prof. Fabricio da Silva Costa (MD, PhD, FRANZCOG, DDU, COGU, Diploma in Fetal Medicine, FMF-London, UK) graduated in medicine in 1995. He was awarded a PhD in 2001 from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for Doppler studies in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. In 2005, Prof. Costa became an Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and in 2014, he became Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Melbourne.
In 2009, Prof. Costa moved to Australia and worked at the Royal Women’s Hospital (University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) for 7 years.
Currently he is the Medical Director of Monash Ultrasound for Women, Adj. Associate Professor at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University and a Consultant Sonologist at the Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne.
Prof. Costa’s clinical and research interests focus on the use of ultrasound in maternal-fetal medicine, especially pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and preterm labour. In addition, he has special interest in first trimester screening, including non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Notable Publications: 

First Trimester Maternal Ophthalmic Artery Doppler Analysis For Prediction Of Pre-Eclampsia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.13338.

New directions in the prediction of pre-eclampsia. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Apr;54(2):101-7. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12151.

Country: Australia

Field: Obstetrics and Reproduction

Specialities: Fetal Anomaly Screening T1 & T2; Aneuploidy; Fetal Anomalies; Maternal and Fetal Doppler; Fetal Growth Restriction; Preeclampsia; Preterm Delivery; 1st trimester screening including NIPT and Pre-Eclampsia; Ultrasound in reproduction

Languages: English, Portuguese

"It was with great pleasure I was able to help to expand ISUOG's mission to Brazil and Australia. By promoting our society in Brazil (through a partnership with the FEBRASGO) and in Australia (through a partnership with ASUM and RANZCOG) we are attracting new members for the society and delivering in these regions high level education activities through ISUOG Approved Courses."

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Country: Italy

Field: Obstetrics

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; preeclampsia; ultrasound on the labour ward

Languages: Italian; English; French

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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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Dr Asma Khalil is a consultant obstetrician at St George's Hospital and honorary senior lecturer at St George's Medical School, University of London. She is a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She is lead for the Multiple Pregnancy service at St George's Hospital, the referral unit for the South West London region. She gained her MD at the University of London in 2009. She also has a Masters degree in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and an MRC scholarship. She is committed to the implementation of clinical guidelines in practice and believes that they could reduce inequalities in care across the NHS. She is a representative member of the fetal medicine at the national Clinical Reference Groups for specialised services. She has active collaborations with international societies, particularly in developing countries.

You can follow her on twitter @MsAsmaKhalil

Notable publications: She has published more than 45 peer reviewed research papers in medical journals, and many review articles and book chapters. Read more.

Country: UK

Field: Obstetrics; Fetal Medicine

Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; multiple pregnancy; preeclampsia; prenatal diagnosis; fetal therapy; interventional procedures during pregnancy.

Languages: English; Arabic

"I am committed to supporting ISUOG’s membership growth and providing educational opportunities in underrepresented regions of the world. I have contributed to the Society’s scientific program, speaking at their Intensive education courses and even running two Approved courses of my own, which have become popular in their own right. One of these courses takes place in Egypt, the other in the UK, where there is a shortage in opportunities for basic training in the field. Through these initiatives I have introduced more than 70 new members to the Society in the last year alone and strive to continue delivering ISUOG’s resources in areas where there is most in need."

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Clinical Standards Committee (Chair), Education Committee, 3D Focus Group, Patient Group Task Force

Dr Nick Raine-Fenning works as a Consultant Gynecologist and Reader/Associate Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, UK. Clinically he manages women with benign gynecological pathology and subfertility including patients requiring IVF treatment. He is the Director of Research for the Assisted Conception unit (NURTURE: Nottingham University Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction) and lead for the Academic Imaging Suite. Nick is a member of the Research Advisory Committee for the Wellbeing of Women and the lead of PREPARE (Patient-led Research into Early Pregnancy and Reproduction), a patient-led group he established in 2011.

Notable Publications:

Raine-Fenning N, Sur S, Horne AW, Wilkinson H, Bourne T. Pregnancy of unknown viability or location: less is more in the majority of cases. J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 2012: 38 (1); 7-10.

Raine-Fenning NJ, Campbell BK, Clewes JS, Kendall NR, Johnson IR. The reliability of virtual organ computer-aided analysis (VOCAL) for the semiquantification of ovarian, endometrial and subendometrial perfusion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2003: 22 (6); 633-9.

Jayaprakasan K, Deb S, Batcha M, Hopkisson J, Johnson I, Campbell B, Raine-Fenning N. The cohort of antral follicles measuring 2-6 mm reflects the quantitative status of ovarian reserve as assessed by serum levels of anti-Mullerian hormone and response to controlled ovarian stimulation. Fertil Steril 2011: 94 (5); 1775-81.

Chan YY, Jayaprakasan K, Tan A, Thornton JG, Coomarasamy A, Raine-Fenning NJ. Reproductive outcomes in women with congenital uterine anomalies: a systematic review. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011: 38 (4); 371-82.

Country: UK

Field: Gynecology; Reproductive Medicine; Early Pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine

Languages: English

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Notable Publications:

Martins WP, Welsh AW, Lima JC, Nastri CO, Raine-Fenning NJ. The "volumetric" pulsatility index as evaluated by spatiotemporal imaging correlation (STIC): a preliminary description of a novel technique, its application to the endometrium and an evaluation of its reproducibility. Ultrasound Med Biol 2011; 37: 2160-2168.

Martins WP, Rocha IA, Ferriani RA, Nastri CO. Assisted hatching of human embryos: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Hum Reprod Update 2011; 17: 438-453.

Country: Brazil

Field: Reproductive Medicine; Gynecology; Early Pregnancy

Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; evidence based medicine; reproducibility of results

Language: English; Portuguese

"I’ve coordinated the translation of the ISUOG Clinical Standards Committee guidelines into Portuguese (Brazil) and I’ve divulged the free membership for trainees in Ob-Gyn and/or Ultrasound in Brazil. I greatly enjoyed these tasks because I believe these will improve the quality of ultrasound scans in Portuguese-speaking countries, particularly in Brazil."

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