Nuchal translucency (NT) is a fetal ultrasound measurement used in prenatal screening to help calculate the risk for Down syndrome. To help ensure accurate risk assessment, the BORN Information System generates an NTQA report that allows Ontario sonographers to track and monitor their NT measurement performance.
Quality assurance is integral to any screening process. The BORN Prenatal Screening Quality Assurance (PSQA) Committee is comprised of a group of scientific, technical, and medical experts who work to ensure that prenatal screening in Ontario is held to high quality standards.
NTQA sonographer-specific report information
The NTQA pilot project is now underway. If you have received your BORN user ID and password, you will find information on how to access the BORN information system for the first time, setting up your account, and finding your specific NTQA audit report here: Sonographers: How to access the BORN Information System and your NTQA Report
For further information about the sonographer-specific NTQA report that is now available in the BORN information system, the following document outlines the information provided on the report as well as definitions of the quality measures that are calculated, and the potential impact of measurements that routinely deviate from the expected curve. Nuchal Translucency Measurements and Quality Assurance Report.
Register to participate or receive more information about the NTQA Pilot
Qualified sonographers and quality advisors can register with Prenatal Screening Ontario and BORN to receive ongoing communications that include updates on the nuchal translucency quality assurance (NTQA) program currently in development.
Select one of the three roles to launch the registration form. Your contact information will not be shared without your consent. Once you have submitted your contact information, you will receive an email with further information. If you do not receive this email confirmation, please contact us.
New sonographers will automatically be enrolled in the pilot. Existing sonographers and Quality Advisors will receive communications as the pilot grows.