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Biophysical Profile
Roya Sohaey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging Findings

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations and Synonyms

                • Biophysical profile (BPP)
                • Nonstress test (NST)
              • Definitions

                • BPP score
                  • Ultrasound-based method to test for fetal hypoxia
                  • Total of 8 points possible
                    • 4 variables tested
                    • 2 points maximum/variable
                  • Performed on viable fetuses only
                    • Test used to decide fetal delivery
                • NST score
                  • Electronic fetal monitoring
                  • Does not use ultrasound
                  • NST complimentary to BPP
                  • Total of 2 points possible
                • BPP + NST score
                  • Used together for management decisions
                  • Total of 10 possible points
                    • 8 points from BPP
                    • 2 points from NST

              IMAGING FINDINGS

              • General Features

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  • Other Modality Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, or Classification Criteria

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Gojnic M et al: The importance of Doppler ultrasound in delivery planning. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 31(4):282-4, 2004
                                      2. Magann EF et al: Biophysical profile with amniotic fluid volume assessments. Obstet Gynecol. 104(1):5-10, 2004
                                      3. Odibo AO et al: What antepartum fetal test should guide the timing of delivery of the preterm growth-restricted fetus? A decision-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 191(4):1477-82, 2004
                                      4. Manning FA: Fetal biophysical profile: a critical appraisal. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 45(4):975-85, 2002
                                      5. Manning FA: Fetal biophysical profile. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 26(4):557-77, v, 1999
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging Findings

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations and Synonyms

                                                    • Biophysical profile (BPP)
                                                    • Nonstress test (NST)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • BPP score
                                                      • Ultrasound-based method to test for fetal hypoxia
                                                      • Total of 8 points possible
                                                        • 4 variables tested
                                                        • 2 points maximum/variable
                                                      • Performed on viable fetuses only
                                                        • Test used to decide fetal delivery
                                                    • NST score
                                                      • Electronic fetal monitoring
                                                      • Does not use ultrasound
                                                      • NST complimentary to BPP
                                                      • Total of 2 points possible
                                                    • BPP + NST score
                                                      • Used together for management decisions
                                                      • Total of 10 possible points
                                                        • 8 points from BPP
                                                        • 2 points from NST

                                                  IMAGING FINDINGS

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                      • Other Modality Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Staging, Grading, or Classification Criteria

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Gojnic M et al: The importance of Doppler ultrasound in delivery planning. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 31(4):282-4, 2004
                                                                          2. Magann EF et al: Biophysical profile with amniotic fluid volume assessments. Obstet Gynecol. 104(1):5-10, 2004
                                                                          3. Odibo AO et al: What antepartum fetal test should guide the timing of delivery of the preterm growth-restricted fetus? A decision-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 191(4):1477-82, 2004
                                                                          4. Manning FA: Fetal biophysical profile: a critical appraisal. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 45(4):975-85, 2002
                                                                          5. Manning FA: Fetal biophysical profile. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 26(4):557-77, v, 1999