Thoracic circumference measurement from Thompson's paper in 1965: Thompson HE. Studies of fetal growth by ulttrasound. In: Grossman GC, Holmes JH, Joyner C, Purnell EW, eds. Diagnostic Ultrasound: Proceedings of the First International Conference, University of Pittsburgh, 1965. New York: Plenum Press, 196:416.
Weight estimation basing on a combination of biparietal diameter and thoracic circumference in the same paper. Weight estimates were reported to be within 300 grams in 66% of patients.
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