SOFT MARKERS at the AGE of NIPT. Part I – recording



SOFT MARKERS at the AGE of NIPT. Part I – recording

Course Details

SOFT MARKERS at the AGE of NIPT: Comprehensive Practical Guide.

Part ONE

Saturday, 7th November, 2020

15:00 – 18:00

3 PM – 6PM (London time – UTC)

TOPICS: Anomalies, Screening

SYSTEMS: Brain, Spine, Heart

LEVEL: Basic, Advanced, Expert


The course is based on extensive clinical experience, comprehensive research of current literature and evidence based knowledge.


Created and delivered by
Dr Fred Ushakov

Dr Fred Ushakov

International Lecturer in Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine

Specialist in Fetal Medicine, University College London Hospital (UCLH), UK


SOFT MARKERS at the AGE of NIPT: Comprehensive Practical Guide.

Part One

Saturday, 7th November 2020

3 PM – 6PM (London time – GMT)


Fee: £25

  • The fee includes on-demand recording link  for a personal use for 1 week.

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Before starting to talk about actual Dysmorphology (Fetal Anomalies) we will perform comprehensive review of ultrasound findings of uncertain significance.


Those minor dysmorphological features are well known as SOFT MARKERS. Other suggested terms for US findings of uncertain significance include “chromosomal or genetic markers” or “anatomical variants”.

SOFT MARKERS are anatomically and sonographically very variable, however all of them have very similar characteristic features.

The Soft markers are:

• Common
• Subjective
• Easy visible
• Have uncertain significance
• Suggesting fetus to have abnormality
• Scare doctors/sonographers
• Terrifying patients
• May be dangerous for fetuses

In TWO separate seminars we will review majority of suggested soft markers and their clinical significance in the era of NIPT.

As usual in our courses we will answer two questions:

HOW to detect and WHAT to do after.


The suggested list of the Soft Markers for Part 1 includes:

    • Nuchal translucency (NT)
    • Nuchal fold (NF)
    • Mild (borderline) ventriculomegaly
    • Intracardiac hyperechogenic focus (golf ball)
    • Hyperechogenic bowel
    • Mild pelvicalyceal dilatation
    • Shortening of the femur or humerus
    • Single umbilical artery (SUA)
    • Choroid plexus cysts (CPC)
  • Answers to questions session at the end of the seminar.

**Please note that the program will have 2-3 technical breaks for 10-15 min each

***This program is subject to change without notice


The course will be delivered on-line. The participants will benefit with one week free access to the recording of the course via cloud service. It means that you can also register and attend the course as an offline event.


Overall duration of the course will be at least 2.5 hours.


We are happy to invite you to join us for the Worldwide Online Course. While registered – you will receive the link with instructions to connect to the event.

Project 2020-2022: FETAL DYSMORPHOLOGY

Further to very productive and  successful last year’s program with numerous requests from our colleagues to bring the learning on-line, we are coming back with the advanced format for the constant professional development, further collaboration and  learning.

The aim of the new project is to continue to provide ultrasound professionals with substantial skills and knowledge to facilitate an early diagnosis of the fetal anomalies.

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Comprehensive Practical Guide. Part One”

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SOFT MARKERS at the AGE of NIPT. Part I – recording


Fetal Dysmorphology Project 2020


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