Anomaly Scan Training

Duration: 16 MonthsRecommended for: PNDT Certified Doctors, Obstetricians, Fetal specialists, Radiologists, Sonologists

About the course
An intensive interactive online training program designed to enhance your skills in performing the first trimester scan. The unique feature of this training program is the ability to submit CRL and NT images at regular intervals online for review and objective feedback by the specialists, who will also provide continual mentoring for the entire duration of the program. Also, included are two webinars with Faculty.

The NT (Nuchal Translucency) scan is emerging to be one of the most important scans in screening for fetal chromosomal anomalies and early detection of fetal structural anomalies. Many international professional bodies including the International Society of Prenatal Diagnosis (ISPD) recommend that all pregnant mothers must be offered this option of first trimester screening and diagnosis.

This is an intensive interactive online training program designed to enhance your skills in performing the first trimester scan. This blended learning program is conducted by FMF(UK) trained and accredited fetal medicine specialists who will also provide continual mentoring for the duration of the program.

You will not only learn to measure the CRL and NT ((Nuchal Translucency) correctly as per the FMF guidelines but also assess the detailed anatomy of the fetus and diagnose major lethal anomalies early in pregnancy. There will be video demonstrations and discussions of normal and abnormal cases which will enable you to understand the presentation of various anomalies and their management in the first trimester .

The unique feature of this training program is the ability to submit your CRL and NT images online at regular intervals for review and objective feedback by the specialists.

This will enable you to improvise on your performance of the first trimester NT ((Nuchal Translucency) and Anomaly scans and equip you with the required skills to acquire the FMF (UK) NT certification. In addition this course is also aimed at enabling you to better recognise fetal anomalies in the first trimester.


Pre Training Assessment

In this module delegate is required to take a pre Training self assessment test to gauge their expertise level, before getting started

AN Scanning and Screening Protocols

There are 11 video lectures on various aspects of First Trimester scan included here along with clinical tips.

Case Discussions

This module has discussions of normal and abnormal cases covering the presentation of various anomalies and management in the first trimester.

Post Training Assessment

In this module delegate is required to take a post Training self assessment and obtain a score of 85% in order to successfully complete the program.

Training Covers

  • The Early pregnancy scan
  • The NT Scan- When and what to do?
  • Measuring the Crown Rump Length
  • Techniques to assess the NT
  • Serum biochemistry
  • ISPD Position Statement 2013
  • First trimester Doppler Scan
  • Management of increased nuchal translucency
  • Diagnosis of Multiple pregnancies in First Trimester
  • Fetal Anomaly Scan at 11-13+6 weeks
  • Detection of Structural Anomalies at the 11-13+6 weeks scan

At the end of the session delegates will be have detailed knowledge on the following anomalies detectable in First Trimester:
Anomalies detectable with 100 % certainty: “THE ALWAYS DETECTABLE 9”

Acrania, Encephalocele, Alobar Holoprosencephaly, Iniencephaly, Exomphalos, Gastroschisis, Limb Reduction, Megacystis, Body Stalk Anomaly

Potentially Detectable
Hydrocephalus, Sirenomelia, Lethal Dysplasia, Kyphoscoliosis, Spina Bifida

First Trimester Markers For Chromosomal Anomalies
Increased NT, Hydrops Fetalis, Absent Nasal Bone, Abnormal Ductus Venosus Flow, Tricuspid Regurgitation

Chromosomal Anomalies
Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 21, Turners Syndrome, Triploidy

Cardiac Defects that may be Detectable in the first trimester

Prerequisites for training:

  1. Practising sonologist performing at least 5 first trimester NT scans/ week
  2. Prior PNDT registration is compulsory for sonologists practicing in India
  3. Successful Completion of FGi online course ‘First Step’

( on signing up for First Trimester NT & Anomaly Scan training, First Step Training will be made available free of cost to Delegates)

On completion of training program certificate signed by FGI faculty is issued. The certificate would be available in the delegate’s account and copy can be downloaded.

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Training Faculty

Presiding Faculty

dr-prathimaDr. Prathima Radhakrishnan

Director & Consultant in Fetal Medicine MRCOG (UK);
Dipl in Obs USS ( RCOG, UK); Diploma in Fetal Medicine (FMF, UK)


Other Faculties: Dr Veena Acharya, Dr Anita Shettikeri, Dr Priyanka Nanjappa, Dr Latha Poolu, Dr Neha Agrawal, Dr Reeth Sahana, Dr Aditi Shah, Dr Priya D Kunbhare

As part of the program delegates can join two webinars where faculty will discuss questions submitted by delegates.

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  • Fetal and Gynae Imaging is dedicated to providing world class training in fetal imaging techniques and diagnosis of fetal anomalies. The goal is to bring about a significant improvement in the standards of fetal imaging, early detection of fetal anomalies and in understanding management issues based on current scientific evidence. It has been introduced by Bangalore Fetal Medicine Centre (BFMC) in collaboration with Fetal Medicine Foundation (India).

  • FGI brings together specialists in fetal imaging from across the globe under one umbrella to provide a combination of face to face training coupled with self-paced online curriculum with faculty assessment in a blended learning format. All training material is reviewed by the officers of the advisory board who define, moderate and administer the policies of FGI. This includes the selection and invitation of additional faculty members to provide training and other materials on the platform. FGI can help faculty members in developing training content through its partners. Current faculty members are from BFMC and FMF. The details are given in the faculty list on the FGI site.

  • Blended learning is described as ‘a learning solution that incorporates a mix of online and face-to-face elements’ The format of “blended learning” is an educational model which involves a combination of the delivery of Academic content with interactive tutorials, assessment and use of multimedia online, together with face-to-face hands on instruction for specified periods during the duration of the study to satisfy the clinical and practical requirements.

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