Congratulations to all our award winners who were acknowledged during the 27th World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Vienna. You can read each abstract and article from our award winners listed below.


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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