femur length measurement

femur length measurement

An assessment made during a fetal ultrasound that uses the length of the femur (from the head to the distal end) to estimate the gestational age and growth of the fetus, especially to see if there is evidence of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR).
Synonym: fetal femoral length
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Femur length measurement was done in a plane where fetal femoral diaphysis was seen parallel to transducer.
Once a woman has had a scan at hospital with a reliable biparietal diameter and femur length measurement, the estimated date of delivery calculated by sonologists should always be taken in preference to the last menstrual period prediction, even when the woman is absolutely sure of her dates and however little the discrepancy between the two predictions.
Guan23 generated a nomogram for TCD with respect to gestational age and compared fetal TCD, biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length measurements by ultrasound.