Find out about the sessions that will address brain and brain anomalies and supplement your learning with ISUOG education resources including video lectures, guidelines and articles. Hear from Professor Laurent Salomon, Scientific Committee Chair, about why this topic is so important.

Program - Brain

Sunday 18 October - Full program available here.
Workshop: How do we manage anomalies of the corpus callosum 
  • ISUOG guideline: from screening to anomalies of the corpus callosum - Dario Paladini (Italy)
  • Corpus callosum anatomy at MRI - Daniela Prayer (Austria)
  • Genomic for corpus callosum anomalies - Tania Attie (France)
  • Live scan: brain scan examples - Dominic Iliescu (Romania)
OC: Deep dive into the fetal brain - details available here.
Masterclass: Expert tips to common problems: how to approach brain anomalies
  • Isolated and non-isolated ventriculomegaly: all you need to know - Magda Sanz Cortes (USA)
  • How to analyse brain gyration - Karina Haratz (Israel)

Supplement your learning - brain

Supplement your learning with the following learning resource, including exlusively-released video content from ISUOG courses and Congresses, UOG articles and ISUOG guidelines.

Video lectures 

Brain views that benefit from or are only possible with 3D

Watch this exclusively released lecture, delivered at ISUOG's 29th World Congress. Other resources available below. 

Nov 6, 2018

Fetal brain: optimal imaging every time

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Singapore, in 2018.

Nov 7, 2018

Impact of fetal brain ultrasound tutor smartphone application on normal anatomy learning

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Singapore, in 2018.

Nov 6, 2018

Intelligent recognition of fetal brain planes and automatic measurements of fetal brain parameters by three-dimensional ultrasound

This lecture was delivered at ISUOG's World Congress in Singapore, in 2018.

VISUOG articles

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Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a defect of the vertebral arches. Most frequently the cavity of the neural tube is open. In a minority of cases the defect is closed by the overlying skin. Open spina bifida results in a U-shaped defect of the vertebrae in the axial plane, and is associated with typical cranial signs and clubfoot.

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Dandy-Walker Complex

Under this term are included a group of conditions that share in common one sonographic findings: the impression that the fourth ventricle communicates with the cisterna magna. These conditions include: Dandy-Walker malformation, Blake’s pouch cyst, vermian hypoplasia/agenesis. They have a similar sonographic appearance, particularly in early gestation, and differentiation requires a multiplanar approach.

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Holoprosencephaly derives from failure of separation of the cerebral hemispheres. In the most severe forms there is one undivided cerebral mass that contains a crescent shaped rudimentary ventricular cavity. In these cases, severe cranio-facial anomalies (cyclopia, hypotelorism, median cleft face) are associated.

 Basic Training videos

Lecture 17: Distinguishing between normal and abnormal appearances of the skull and brain

This lecture was delivered by Dr Seshadri Suresh at ISUOG's Basic Training Course in Vienna, in September 2017.

Become a member to have access to all our educational resources and lectures from previous congresses and courses. Become a journal member to have full online access to all articles from Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Meet the experts - brain

Because our adult brain is shaped as early as fetal life, it is essential to be able to follow its normal development through ultrasound monitoring, and to understand its growth, gyration, maturation and myelination, but also to be able to detect and evaluate the most frequent but also the most exceptional abnormalities.
It is important to have a systematized approach to the evaluation of the anomalies of the midline or posterior fossa, to know which other anomalies to look for, which assessment to carry out, how to combine ultrasound and MRI, and to understand how certain abnormalities or conditions can also affect brain development.

All this, and much more, will be detailed at the next ISUOG Virtual World Congress. You will be able to learn from the world's leading experts in ultrasound and MRI and to put your questions to them.

Join ISUOG and myself at our Virtual World Congress, 16-18 October 2020 and do attend the Brain sessions.

Prof. Laurent Salomon Scientific Committee Chair