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Award winners

Top abstract winner 

A multicentre trial on the performance of a two-step triage protocol based on initial serum progesterone and serial hCG used to manage pregnancies of unknown location (PUL) (OC01.04)
Presented by S. Bobdiwala, United Kingdom (click here to view the abstract - click here to view the presentation)

Young investigator award winner - Obstetrics 

The impact of additional anomalies on head growth in fetuses with congenital heart defects (OC13.07)
Presented by A. van Nisselrooij, Netherlands (click here to view the abstract - click here to view the presentation

Young investigator winner - Gynecology 

Deep endometriosis assessment on ultrasound and MRI as defined by international deep endometriosis analysis (IDEA) group (diagnostic accuracy study) (OC15.02)
Presented by F. Fruhauf, Czech Republic (click here to view the abstract - click here to view the presentation

Best Oral Communications

The following oral communications were each selected as the best in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of anonymous peer-review in advance of the Congress and scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.

Abnormally invasive placenta (inc accreta) 

Outcome analysis in 133 cases of surgery confirmed cases of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP): do ultrasound descriptors of AIP predict prognosis? (OC09.01)
Presented by J. Shih, Taiwan (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal heart, CHD and cardiac functions 

The impact of additional anomalies on head growth in fetuses with congenital heart defects (OC13.07)
Presented by A. van Nisselrooij, Netherlands (click here to view the abstract

Fetal brain and CNS anomalies 

Brainstem malformations in severe fetal ventriculomegaly (OC21.02)
Presented by K.K. Haratz, Israel (click here to view the abstract

Fetal growth: normal and abnormal

Increasing fetal growth velocity increases the risk of shoulder dystocia among non-macrosomic foetuses (OC17.05)  
Presented by T.M. MacDonald, Australia (click here to view the abstract

Fetal interventions 

Comparison of fetal outcome in lower urinary tract obstruction treated with the Harrison® vs. Somatex® vesicoamniotic shunt < 17+0 weeks (OC14.05)
Presented by A. Geipel, Germany (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal structural abnormalities 

Neonatal outcome and long-term sequelae in CMV infected neonates according to the timing of primary maternal infection (OC27.01)
Presented by J. Stirneman, France (click here to view the abstract)

First trimester screen of chromosomal anomalies (inc cell free DNA and genomics) 

Pregnancies at increased risk at first trimester screening: is searching for trisomies enough? Experiences from the Swedish Pregnancy Register (OC02.02)
Presented by P. Conner, Sweden (click here to view the abstract)

Risk of miscarriage in women conceiving after medically-assisted reproduction (MAR) with an ultrasound verified live pregnancy at gestational week 7 (OC02.07)
Presented by A. Tabor, Denmark (click here to view the abstract)

Multiple pregnancy 

A double-blind placebo controlled randomised trial on using progesterone from first trimester to reduce the incidence of preterm birth in ICSI twins (OC07.02)
Presented by M. Aboulghar, Egypt (click here to view the abstract)

Safety, education, simulation and other innovations 
 
Developing a SIMULINK mathematical model to simulate the fetal cardiovascular system (CVS) (OC05.04)
Presented by H. Avnet, Australia (click here to view the abstract)

Screening for pregnancy complications (stillbirth, preterm birth, pre-eclampsia) 

Complement biomarker C5b-9 is associated with abnormal umbilical and MCA artery Doppler in hypertensive disease in pregnancy < 34 wk: the COPA study (OC10.06)
Presented by J.E. Tolosa, USA (click here to view the abstract)

Ultrasound in the labour ward 

Macrosomia: a self-fulfilling prophecy (OC16.06)
Presented by S. Yagel, Israel (click here to view the abstract)

Bleeding, endometrial and myometrial pathology 

An ultrasound-based algorithm to determine the likelihood of various causes of abnormal uterine bleeding: a proposal by the IETA group (OC12.03)
Presented by L. Wynants, Belgium (click here to view the abstract)

Validation of objective measurements to predict myometrial or cervical stromal invasion and prediction models to predict high risk endometrial cancer (OC12.06)
Presented by E. Epstein, Sweden (click here to view the abstract)

Early pregnancy complications 

Evaluating cut-off values for progesterone, single hCG and hCG ratio to define pregnancy viability and location in women with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) (OC19.05)
Presented by S. Bobdiwala, United Kingdom (click here to view the abstract)

Imaging in oncology

Subjective and objective strategies to assess myometrial invasion and cervical stromal invasion in women with endometrial cancer from the IETA cohort (OC08.03)
Presented by F. Mascilini, Italy (click here to view the abstract)

Managing ovarian masses

External validation of IOTA three-step strategy for assessment of adnexal masses (OC04.01)
Presented by J. Alcazar, Spain (click here to view the abstract)

Pelvic pain and endometriosis 

External validation of the ultrasound based endometriosis scoring system (UBESS) (OC15.01)
Presented by M. Espada (Australia) (click here to view the abstract)

Reproductive medicine  

Who is at risk of endometrial cavity breach at laparoscopic myomectomy? (OC22.01)
Presented by K. Rajah, United Kingdom (click here to view the abstract)

Urogynecology

Fetal head engagement is associated with larger pelvic hiatal dimensions in nulliparous women at term (OC25.02)
Presented by E. Montaguti, Italy (click here to view the abstract)

Best Short Oral Presentations (oral posters)
The following short oral presentations were each selected as the best in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of anonymous peer-review in advance of the Congress and scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.
 

Abnormally invasive placenta (inc accreta)

Identification of arterial pulse waves by color Doppler flow within the bladder wall interface predicts placenta percreta: A case series (OP05.04)
Presented by K. Patel, USA (click here to view the abstract)

Management of the morbidly adherent placenta praevia with internal iliac arteries temporary balloon occlusion and Caesarean hysterectomy (OP05.07)
Presented by A.E. Zimmer, Poland (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal heart, CHD and cardiac functions

Comprehensive analysis of the four-chamber view identifies 100% of fetuses with coarctation of the aorta (OP10.06)
Presented by G.R. DeVore, USA (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal brain and CNS anomalies

Subependymal pseudocyst in the fetal brain: prenatal diagnosis and outcomes (OP06.09)
Presented by O. Picone, France (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal growth: normal and abnormal

Postnatal growth in children born SGA; is intrauterine smoking exposure a determinant factor? (OP14.06)
Presented by L. Lindström, Sweden (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal interventions 

Exchangeable modular patient-matched models for fetoscopic myelomeningocele repair (OP11.08)
Presented by A.A. Baschat, USA (click here to view the abstract)

Fetal structural abnormalities

Evaluating variability in antenatal sonographic prognostication of congenital diaphragmatic hernia across the North American Fetal Therapy Network (OP18.05)
Presented by N. Abbasi, Canada (click here to view the abstract)

Prenatal genetic screening and neonatal outcomes in fetuses with echogenic intra-abdominal structures (OP23.10)
Presented by E. Lee, USA (click here to view the abstract)

First trimester screen of chromosomal anomalies (inc cell free DNA and genomics) 

Prevalence of chromosome abnormalities and uptake of further testing after positive combined first-trimester screening in Chinese women: a retrospective cohort study (OP01.04)
Presented by K. Leung, Hong Kong (click here to view the abstract)

Multiple pregnancy

Perinatal outcome of monochorionic twins with sIUGR according to the umbilical artery Doppler flow pattern: a prospective cohort study (OP15.05)
Presented by L. Batsry, Israel (click here to view the abstract)

Early and late selective fetal growth restriction in monochorionic twin pregnancies: natural history and diagnostic criteria (OP15.10)
Presented by A. Khalil, United Kingdom (click here to view the abstract)

Safety, education, simulation and other innovations 

Improving surface cleanliness of patient ready ultrasound equipment (OP04.01)
Presented by S.C. Westerway, Australia (click here to view the abstract)

Screening for pregnancy complications (stillbirth, preterm birth, pre-eclampsia)

The cervical sliding sign: a new ultrasound tool in the assessment of threatened preterm labor OP09.04
Presented by A. Dall’Asta, Italy (click here to view the abstract)

Added value of chromosomal microarray analysis above conventional karyotyping in stillbirth work-up: systematic review and meta-analysis (OP21.11)
Presented by R.J. Martinez-Portilla, Spain (click here to view the abstract)

Ultrasound in the labour ward

Transabdominal and transperineal intrapartum ultrasound and mode of delivery in prolonged second stage of labor (OP13.11)
Presented by A. Dall’Asta, Italy (click here to view the abstract)

Early pregnancy complications

Sonographic characteristics of post-molar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) at diagnosis and during follow-up (OP16.03)
Presented by E. Epstein, Sweden (click here to view the abstract)

Imaging in oncology

Clinical and ultrasound characteristics of malignant ovarian masses in pregnant women (OP08.04)
Presented by F. Mascilini, Italy (click here to view the abstract)

Managing ovarian masses

Evaluating risk of malignancy in adnexal masses with ultrasound: a retrospective diagnostic accuracy study (OP03.04)
Presented by H. Reina, Switzerland (click here to view the abstract)

Pelvic pain and endometriosis

Deep endometriosis prevalence in the absence of ovarian endometrioma (OP12.02) 
Presented by M. Leonardi, Australia (click here to view the abstract)

Urogynecology

Translabial ultrasound for the diagnosis of urethral diverticula (OP20.03)
Presented by J. Caudwell-Hall, Australia (click here to view the abstract)

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Awards

FREE COMMUNICATION ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Top abstract winner

Risk of complications in conservatively managed adnexal masses initially thought to be benign at subjective impression by the ultrasound examiner (OC01.01)

Presented by W. Froyman (Belgium)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Young investigator award winner - Obstetrics 

Fetal abnormalities associated with increased nuchal translucency versus cell-free fetal DNA (OC21.01)

Presented by F. Bardi (Netherlands)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Young investigator winner - Gynecology 

Contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) of cervical carcinoma: a pilot study on contrast distribution patterns and qualitative CEUS parameters in cervical cancer patients and in women with normal cervices (OC14.05)

Presented by K. Palsdottir (Sweden)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Austrian award 

Local versus systemic methotrexate in uterine ectopic pregnancies (OC08.04)

Presented by S. Schwab (Austria)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

BEST ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

The following oral communications were each selected as the best in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of anonymous peer-review in advance of the Congress and scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.

Aneuploidy and fetal anomalies: first trimester

Chromosomal microarray as a primary diagnostic genomic tool for pregnancies defined as being at increased risk within a population-based combined first trimester screening program (OC21.04)

Presented by I. Vogel (Denmark)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Aneuploidy and fetal anomalies: second trimester

Fetal urine biochemistry in prediction of long-term (10–30 years of age) postnatal renal function in posterior urethral valves (OC05.02)

Presented by Y. Ville (France)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Fetal echocardiography, CHD and cardiac function

Mitochondrial toxicity and fetal cardiac remodelling in HIV-infected pregnancies (OC03.05)

Presented by L. Garcia-Otero (Spain)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Fetal interventions

Fetoscopic repair of spina bifida also improves postnatal motor outcomes (OC16.01)

Presented by D.A. Pedreira (Brazil)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Fetal neurosonography and CNS anomalies

The Zika virus epidemic in French Guiana: proposition of an ultrasound-based score for the diagnosis of fetal congenital Zika virus syndrome (OC10.01)

Presented by L. Pomar (French Guiana)

(click here to see the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Genomics

Is aberrant right subclavian artery in fetuses a risk factor for microscopic and submicroscopic chromosomal aberrations? (OP08.06)

Presented by S. Ran (Israel)

(click here to see the abstract & here to view the article)

 

The prenatal diagnosis of volvulus in a fetus with congenital diarrhoea (CD) probably associated with a GUCY2C gene variant (OP08.03)

Presented by I. Clemens (Norway)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)  

 

Imaging technology including MRI

Echogenicity of the fetal bowel using histogram gray-scale analyser: a comparison between normal fetuses and foetuses with echogenic bowel (EB) (OC18.05)

Presented by L. Maggio (Netherlands)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth

MR-based brain volumetry in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (OC02.05)

Presented by F. Prayer (Austria)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Ultrasound in term and preterm labour

Visual biofeedback using transperineal ultrasound during the second stage of labour (OC13.07)

Presented by Y. Gilboa (Israel)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Early pregnancy complications

*Association of vaginal microbiota composition and outcomes in women found to have a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) on an initial early pregnancy ultrasound scan (OC08.06)

Presented by S. Bobdiwala (UK)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Imaging in oncology

Ultrasound characteristics of endometrial cancer as defined by the International Endometrial Tumor Analysis (IETA) consensus nomenclature: a prospective multicentre study (OC14.01)

Presented by E. Epstein (Sweden)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Managing ovarian masses

Clinical utility of IOTA models, RMI and ROMA to refer patients with adnexal masses to specialised oncology care (OC11.01)

Presented by L. Wynants (Belgium)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Pelvic pain and endometriosis

Non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia: clinical and sonographic characteristics and long-term outcome (OC17.02)

Presented by O. Rotenberg (USA)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Reproductive medicine

Endometrial biopsy prior to IVF impacts on the ultrasound appearance of the endometrium at oocyte retrieval (OC04.01)

Presented by L. Polanski (UK)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Urogynecology

Larger pelvic hiatal dimensions at term are associated with shorter labour durations in low-risk nulliparous women (OC20.01)

Presented by A. Youssef (Italy)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

Dynamic assessment of pelvic hiatal dimensions at term and the mode of delivery in low-risk nulliparous women (OC20.02)

Presented by A. Youssef (Italy)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

Levator ani coactivation at term gestation is associated with longer second stage duration and may be corrected by visual feedback (OC20.03)

Presented by A. Youssef (Italy)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

BEST SHORT ORAL PRESENTATIONS (ORAL POSTERS)

The following short oral presentations were each selected as the best in their subject area. Selection was according to a combination of anonymous peer-review in advance of the Congress and scores for presentation and/or scientific merit allocated on-site by a panel of judges.

 

Aneuploidy and fetal anomalies: first trimester

Should pre-NIPT genetic counselling for sex chromosome aneuploidies be obligatory? A clinical audit of 5409 mixed risk pregnancies (OP22.03)

Presented by F. da Silva Costa (Australia)

(click here to view abstract & here to view the article)

 

Aneuploidy and fetal anomalies: second trimester

Ultrasound markers predicting complex gastroschisis and adverse outcome: a longitudinal prospective nationwide

cohort study (OP12.09)

Presented by C.C. Lap (Netherlands)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Education

B-mode fetal echocardiography perception analysis with the use of eye tracking technology and voice recordings (OP29.01)

Presented by M. Wiechec (Poland)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Fetal echocardiography, CHD and cardiac function

Evaluation of multimodality, global fetal cardiac function assessment in pregnancies complicated with IUGR, TTTS and sIUGR (OP02.06)

Presented by H. Avnet (Australia)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article )

 

Fetal interventions

Percutaneous transvesical chorionic villus sampling: an alternative method for difficult procedures (OP23.02)

Presented by P.I. Cavoretto (Italy)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Fetal neurosonography and CNS anomalies

Evaluation of fetal ventriculomegaly at 11–14 weeks of Gestation (OP14.03)

Presented by H. Gülmez (Switzerland)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Imaging technology including MRI

Photoacoustics as a new imaging technique for in utero assessment of fetal cerebellar tissue oxygenation (OP30.01)

Presented by E. Gil Guevara (USA)

(click here to view abstract & here to view the article)

 

Maternal and fetal Doppler including fetal growth

Targeted lipidomics of maternal and cord blood in term gestations with suboptimal fetal growth (OP13.07)

Presented by J. Miranda (Spain)

(click here to view abstract & here to view the article)

 

Multiple pregnancy

Assessment of fetal cardiac function and structure in monochorionic diamniotic twins with Twin–twin transfusion

syndrome before and after fetal therapy (OP26.10)

Presented by X. Torres (Spain)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Ultrasound in term and preterm labour

MRI at station 0 in a small series: how well performs the ultrasound estimations? (OP19.01)

Presented by D.G. Iliescu (Romania)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Early pregnancy complications

Predictors of the successful expectant management of tubal ectopic pregnancy (OP11.05)

Presented by H. Fourie (UK)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Imaging in oncology

Sonographic features of inguinal lymph nodes in vulvar cancer (OP20.02)

Presented by P. Pinto (Portugal)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Managing ovarian masses

Performance of RMI, IOTA ADNEX and simple rules risk model in the assessment of adnexal masses not classifiable using the revised benign easy descriptors as first step: a novel two-step strategy (OP15.06)

Presented by C. Landolfo (Belgium)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Pelvic pain and endometriosis

Follow-up of MRI deep infiltrative endometriotic lesions before and after pregnancy: does it change something? (OP31.11)

Presented by A. Millischer (France)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Reproductive medicine

Time-lapse embryo incubation and/or selection for improving the reproductive outcomes: a systematic review and

meta-analysis (OP03.01)

Presented by W. Martins (Brazil)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

 

Urogynecology

The effect of Kristeller manoeuvre on postpartum pelvic organ prolapse: prospective case-control study (OP28.10)

Presented by M. Paganotto (Italy)

(click here to view the abstract & here to view the article)

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