Husum HC, Hellfritzsch MB, Maimburg RD, Henriksen M, Lapitskaya N, Møller-Madsen B, Rahbek O: Pubo-Femoral Distances Measured Reliably by Midwives in Hip Dysplasia Ultrasound. Children, 2nd September 2022. Published. https://doi.org/10.3390/children9091345
In this research article we were able to show that novice ultrasound users, with minimal training, could perform pediatric hip ultrasound and measure pubo-femoral distances for hip dysplasia screening with reliability comparable to experienced senior radiologists.
These results are the first to emerge from the Danish Hip Screening Project (DHP) where we test the hypothesis that novice ultrasound users can form the basis for a cost-efficient screening program for hip dysplasia using novel easy-to-use ultrasound measurements.