The overall aim of this thesis is to establish an accurate and reliable description of new in vivo biometric and volumetric measurements in the first trimester of pregnancy using 3D ultrasound datasets, analyzed using an innovative VR system. These new measurements, which make optimal use of all three dimensions, will form a basis for follow-up studies describing the abnormal development of embryonic and early fetal life.

E.A.P. Steegers (Eric) , P.J. van der Spek (Peter)
The printing of this thesis has been financially supported by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Department of Bioinformatics, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Obstetrie en Gynaecologie and the J.E. Jurriaanse Stichting. Further supprt for this dissertation was kindly provided by: Crosslinks, Barco, Medical Dynamics, and Sorg-Saem.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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