The RUG Soft Marker Subgroup produced
a document in November 2002 that represented the recommendations of the
Regional Ultrasound Group for best practice in this
difficult area of prenatal screening. The
recommendations were based on expert review of current
It was felt that guidelines were the best way of supporting ultrasonographers in their work.
A new version (2.0) was issued in November 2007 to include amendments made following a review of West Midlands data
A soft marker is defined here as an ultrasound finding at 18-22 weeks gestation which increases the risk of the fetus having a chromosomal anomaly (usually trisomy 21).
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Nuchal pad >=
foci in the fetal heart
Ellen Knox MRCOG
Ann Tonks MPH
Edited and Directed by:
Soft Markers Sub-group
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