Rigshospitalet - Juliane Marie Centret, Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø
Primary fields of research
- Screening and diagnosis of chromosomal anomalies and malformations, as well as screening for severe pregnancy complications such as preterm delivery and preeclampsia.
- Prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal anomalies, via invasive testing and testing of fetal DNA in maternal blood.
- Fetal growth in pregnancy.
- FØTO databasen, a national quality database with information about all nuchal translucency scans and malformation scans in Denmark.
- Education within gynecological-obstetrical ultrasound.
The current research is focusing on optimizing prenatal screening for severe chromosomal anomalies by 1st trimester biochemical and ultrasonic markers, as well as the development of methods to perform chromosomal testing from free fetal DNA in maternal blood.
Another field of research whitin free fetal DNA is quantitation of free fetal DNA in maternal blood and its association with the risk of developing preeclampsia and preterm delivery.
We investigate the connection between risk factors in early pregnancy and preterm delivery, especially the connection between cervical length and the risk of preterm delivery.
Within the field, education in gynecological-obstetric ultrasound an instrument to evaluate skills in ultrasound scanning is being developed and tested, as well as an evaluation of the effect of using ultrasound simulators in ultrasound training.