Nat Med 2021 May 14;27(5):882-891. Epub 2021 May 14.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco,, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. Fetal screening ultrasound provides five views of the heart that together can detect 90% of complex CHD, but in practice, sensitivity is as low as 30%. Here, using 107,823 images from 1,326 retrospective echocardiograms and screening ultrasounds from 18- to 24-week fetuses, we trained an ensemble of neural networks to identify recommended cardiac views and distinguish between normal hearts and complex CHD. Read More