ISUOG's 3D Ultrasound Special Interest Group encourages and promotes the scientific use of 3D/4D ultrasound in clinical practice and encourages related teaching and research.
ISUOG Advisory Group, Bids Committee, Executive Committee, Finance & Risk Committee, Nominations Committee (Chair), Honours Committee, ISUOG Special Interest Groups
Prof. Boris Tutschek is an ISUOG Board Member, a fetal medicine and gynecology ultrasound specialist in Zürich, Switzerland, as well as a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Düsseldorf University in Germany. His expertise includes fetal maternal medicine, fetal cardiology, teaching and training obstetrics and gynecology as well as new technologies. He is an active member of several ISUOG Working Groups.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 and T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; maternal and fetal Doppler; ultrasound on the labour ward; 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound
Languages: English; German
ISUOG Advisory Group, Honours Committee, 3D Special Interest Group
Dr Reem S. Abu-Rustum obtained her medical degree and completed her residency training at the University of Florida (USA). She is a fellow of the American College of OB/GYN (ACOG), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the American College of Surgeons. She is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in first and second trimester ultrasound.
She is ISUOG's Ambassador to Outreach in Lebanon and the Middle East, Chair of ISUOG's Basic Training Task Force, a member ISUOG's Outreach Committee and a member of ISUOG's 3D Special Interest Group. She serves as Co-Chair of the AIUM Annual Convention Committee, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, is a member of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine's Education and Global Health Committees, and is a member of the Fetal Heart Society's Education Committee. She is Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly newsletter of the Centre for Advanced Fetal Care. She served as a member of the Editorial Review Board for the AIUM OBGYN Ultrasound Lecture Series and currently serves on the SMFM-AIUM Task force on Curriculum Development and Competency Assessment Tools for MFM Fellowship Training.
She has authored the text "A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound" (CRC Press 2014). Her primary areas of interest are the first trimester fetus and the fetal heart. She is also actively involved in the integration of ultrasound in medical education and is the co-founder and President of SANA Medical NGO, which is dedicated to obstetrical care within an outreach setting.
She is an Associate Professor of Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Florida.
Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF. The 3 sweep approach for fetal anatomic assessment in the outreach setting. Journal of Fetal Medicine 2017; 4(1): 25-30.
Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE, Danawi H. The Role of Ultrasound in the Lebanese Outreach Setting. International Journal of Childbirth Education. 2015; 30(2): 43-48.
Abu-Rustum RS. A Practical Guide to 3D Ultrasound. First Edition. CRC Press. 9 Dec 2014.
Abu-Rustum RS, Ziade MF, Abu-Rustum SE. Reference values for the right and left fetal choroid plexus at 11-13 weeks: an early sign of ‘developmental’ laterality? J. Ultrasound Med 2013; 32: 1623-1629.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening 1st trimester and 2nd trimester; aneuploidy screening; fetal heart; 3D & 4D ultrasound; basic training; the first trimester fetus; ultrasound in medical education.
Languages: English; Arabic
"My ISUOG membership over the past decade has empowered me to establish SANA Medical NGO in North Lebanon, modelled on ISUOG Outreach. This has been a most gratifying experience: spreading ISUOG's teachings and providing training to midwives and nurses in our neediest underserved areas. Our trainees are now enabled to provide comprehensive antenatal care, positively impacting the lives of under-resourced Lebanese mothers as well as Syrian refugees."
Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Languages: Japanese, English
"I gave presentations on 3D ultrasound and endovaginal scanning in the 1st World Congress of ISUOG in 1991. Since then, I attended ISUOG congress almost every year. I continued appealing to Japanese OB/GYN doctors to attend ISUOG congress as the president and secretary general of Japan Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine for more than 10 years. I have always said that ISUOG would give us latest knowledge and best education on ultrasound in OB/GYN. Japan is now one of the countries with many participants, but not enough. I will continue to do my best as an ISUOG Ambassador."
Receiving her MD in 1976 from Harvard Medical School, Dr. Benacerraf went on to complete her internship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and her fellowship in ultrasound and computed tomography at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her 30-year academic affiliation with Harvard Medical School, she has risen to the rank of clinical professor in obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology and radiology. From 1991 through 1993, Dr. Benacerraf was codirector of high-risk obstetric ultrasound at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and from 1993 through 1999 she was director of the obstetric ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Active in the ultrasound community, Dr. Benacerraf has directed and organized a host of postgraduate ultrasound courses. Among her many roles in the ultrasound community, she is an elected fellow of the American College of Radiology and the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound, was treasurer of the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology for 7 years and is a current board member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was treasurer of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) for 2 years, is the current President of that society. Dr. Benacerraf is also the medical director and president of Diagnostic Ultrasound Associates, PC, a medical practice that she founded in 1982. She has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine from 2000 to 2010. Her contributions to the field of diagnostic ultrasound have been recognized by the receipt of the Ian Donald Gold Medal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Frye Award and the Holmes award both of the American Institute of Ultrasound. She was selected to deliver the Silver Lecture at Barnard College in 2007, and received the 2008 Marie Curie Award from the Association of Women Radiologists. In 2010, she was the recipient of the Larry Mack award for lifetime achievement in ultrasound research from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound.
3D Special Interest Group (Chair)
Dr Jing DENG's experience has been in developing novel methodology / technology for 3D/4D visualisation of the fetal heart and other moving body parts (such as infant tongues during feeding, male/female genitals during coitus, lips during osculation), and in teaching how to image the above dynamic morphologies in 4D at 3D Ultrasound Courses, such as those at Euroson (European Ultrasound School, run by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology).
Deng J, Gardener JE, Rodeck CH, Lees WR. Fetal echocardiography in three and four dimensions. Ultrasound Med Biol 1996; 22: 979-86.
Deng J, Newton NM, Hall-Craggs MA, Shirley RA, Linney AD, Lees WR, Rodeck CH, McGrouther DA. Novel technique for three-dimensional visualisation and quantification of deformable, moving soft-tissue body parts [a Talking-Points paper - “a deep kiss with dynamic 3D ultrasound”]. Lancet 2000; 356: 127-31.
Country: United Kingdom
Field: 4D Medical Imaging Specialist
Specialties: Fetal heart; 3D/4D Ultrasound; 3D/4D methodology/terminology; 4D ultrasound of male/female genital dynamic morphology and breast feeding.
Languages: English; Chinese (Mandarin)
Dr Liat Gindes is a specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and ultrasound, as well as the Director of Women Ultrasound Unit at Wofson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her main fields of research are 3D and 4D fetal ultrasound, fetal echocardiography and fetal brain. She has participated in a research/clinical fellowship in 3D ultrasound, at the University of California San Diego, and in fetal echocardiography at Imperial College of London. She is Chair of the 3D specific interest group of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG), and chair of Fetal Echocardiography Community of Practice, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
Feasibility of detection of the 3-vessel and trachea view using 3-dimensional sonographic volumes. Weissmann-Brenner A, Zajicek M, Weisz B, Pretorius DH, Achiron R, Gindes L.J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Apr;33(4):681-5
Identification of the fetal hippocampus and fornix and role of 3-dimensional sonography. Gindes L, Weissmann-Brenner A, Weisz B, Zajicek M, Geffen KT, Achiron R. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Dec;30(12):1613-8.
Comparison of ex-vivo high-resolution episcopic microscopy with in-vivo four-dimensional high-resolution transvaginal sonography of the first-trimester fetal heart. Gindes L, Matsui H, Achiron R, Mohun T, Ho SY, Gardiner H. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Feb;39(2):196-202. doi: 10.1002/uog.9068.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal brain; 3D & 4D ultrasound; fetal blood vessels
Languages: English; Hebrew
Prof. Stefano Guerriero is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cagliari, Italy from 2016 to present. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1988, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1992 at the same university. He was Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cagliari University from 2006 to 2016 and Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2006. He has been an editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2011.
He is the author of more than 145 scientific publications.
Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; endometriosis
Languages: English; French; Spanish; Italian
Davor Jurkovic is a Consultant Gynaecologist and Director of Gynaecology Diagnostic and Outpatient Treatment Unit at University College Hospital London. His main clinical and academic interest is the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of early pregnancy and gynaecological abnormalities. He has pioneered the use of colour Doppler in gynaecology and early pregnancy as well as the use of three-dimensional ultrasound for the diagnosis of congenital uterine anomalies. He has published more than 250 papers in the international peer review journals and has edited five books on gynaecological ultrasound. Read more.
Specialties: Endometriosis, early pregancy complications, ultrasound in gynaecology, benign gyanecological conditions, diagnosis of uterine and ovarian cancer.
Prof. Karim D Kalache is the Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Sidra Medicine, overseeing prenatal care for pregnant women in Qatar and the Gulf. He manages high-risk obstetrical patients with a main focus on prenatal diagnosis in clinical research. Previously, Prof. Kalache served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin which is also a joint institution of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2008, Prof. Kalache was appointed Professor in Obstetrics at the same institution. Prior to that Prof. Kalache was a Senior Lecturer and an Honorary Consultant in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Princess Anne Hospital of the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. In 2001, he led the Fetal Imaging Department at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health in Detroit Michigan.
He presented the Stuart Campbell lecture for authoring the most cited article in Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2009.
Notable Publications: Prof. Kalache has authored and co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters on topics related to fetal imaging. Read more.
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; maternal and fetal Doppler; placental anomalies; ultrasound in labor
Languages: English; French; German
"I have served in various capacities with ISUOG for over two decades. ISUOG provides an wonderful opportunity for all of us to improve the level of clinical practice, education, and research initiatives in Women’s Health Imaging through a global outreach effort that is second to none."
Field: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Specialties: Fetal medicine, sonography, radiology, echocardiography
Eberhard Merz, MD, PhD is the Head of the Center for Ultrasound and Prenatal Medicine, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. In 1995, he was appointed as an extraordinary Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Mainz, Germany. He was a Professor and Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Krankenhaus Nordwest (affiliated teaching Hospital of Goethe University of Frankfurt), Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2000-2013).
He is considered to be a clinical pioneer of 3D ultrasound in obstetrics, gynecology and breast diagnosis (since 1989). He is an author and co-author of over 250 scientific papers in peer-review literature and published several ultrasound books on Obstetrics and Gynecology. Eberhard Merz is the Editor of the European Journal of Ultrasound and Co-Editor of Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since 2002 he serves as President of the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) Germany. Between 2006 and 2008 he was President of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM), and from 2008 to 2010 he was Past President of the Society. He was an executive board member of the ISUOG and chaired the first 3D Focus group in ISUOG from 1999 to 2003.
Eberhard Merz is the Director of the Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medical Ultrasound, and a Board Member of the International Society “The Fetus as a Patient”. He is the Vice President of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine (IAPM) and Visiting Professor of Dubrovnik International University.
He has organized more than twenty-five national and international congresses. In 1997, he hosted the First World Congress on 3D Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Mainz, Germany. In 2012, he was awarded with the title “Honorary Professor” at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a Honorary member of a number of ultrasound societies and received several awards.
Field: Obstetrics, Gynecology
Specialties: Ultrasound imaging,diagnosis of the fetal brain, gynecologic pathology
Dr Lawrence Platt earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State University and his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete both an internship and a residency in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, where he was selected as Chief Resident. Dr Platt continued his training with a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Upon completion of his fellowship, he was offered a full-time faculty position where he attained the rank of full professor after seven years. A Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr Platt also holds a sub-specialty board certification in maternal-fetal medicine. In addition to his private practice work, he is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A former chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and vice chairman at UCLA, Dr Platt is currently on attending staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Reagan Medical Center, and on the attending staff at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica where he co-directs the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division.
Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics
Specialties: Fetal anomaly screening T1 & T2; fetal biometry and wellbeing; aneuploidies; fetal anomalies; fetal heart; fetal growth restriction; preterm delivery; 3D & 4D ultrasound; genetics; gynecological ultrasound; safety of ultrasound
ISUOG Trustee (2011-2019), Honours Committee, Scientific Committee Vice-Chair 2020, Governance group, 3D Focus Group
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.
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.
Field: Gynecology; Reproductive Medicine; Early Pregnancy
Specialties: 3D and 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine
Schild R.L., Sachs C., Fimmers R., Gembruch U., Hansmann M.: Sex-specific fetal weight prediction by ultrasound. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 2004, 23, 30-35.
Schild R.L, Maringa M., Siemer J., Meurer B., Hart N., Goecke T.W., Schmid M., Hothorn T., Hansmann M.E.: Weight estimation by three-dimensional ultrasound imaging in the small fetus. Ultrasound Obstet. Gynecol. 2008, 32(2), 168-175.
Specialties: Fetal biometry and wellbeing; fetal anomalies; fetal growth restriction; pre-eclampsia; 3D and 4D ultrasound
Languages: English; German
Dr Povilas Sladkevicius has spoken on OB/GYN ultrasound all around the world as a lecturer at various courses: Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, Russia, Poland, Egypt and the United Kingdom. Dr Sladkevicius is a senior consultant of the ultrasound unit at Skane University Hospital, Sweden. He has previously worked at St. George’s Hospital, London University, London, United Kingdom.
Notable publications: Dr Sladkevicius has more than 100 publications in English, Russian, Swedish and Lithuanian.
Field: Gynecology; Obstetrics; Fertility
Specialties: 3D & 4D ultrasound; gynecological ultrasound; gynecological oncology; early pregnancy; reproductive medicine
Languages: English; Russian; Swedish; Lithuanian
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.
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
2016-2018 Jing Deng
2014-2016 Liat Gindes
2011-2014 Ralf Schild
2007-2011 Harm-Gerd Blaas
2003-2007 Tom Nelson
1999-2003 Eberhard Merz
The 3D Focus Group was established in Buenos Aires at the 9th World Congress,1999
1. Kazunori Baba (Japan)
2. Harm-Gerd Blaas (Norway)
3. Bernard Benoit (France)
4. Fong-Ming Chang (Taiwan)
5. Davor Jurkovic (Great Britain)
6. Alfred Kratochwil (Austria)
7. Andreas Lee (Austria)
8. Thomas Nelson (USA)
9. Eberhard Merz (Germany) Chair
10. Dolores Pretorius (USA)