Ultrasound Courses for Sonographers, Obstetricians, Midwives

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Basic Transvaginal Ultrasound Course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with live-link

21 October 2016

Transvaginal ultrasonography is finding increasing clinical application in obstetrics as well as in gynaecology. It is useful in the evaluation of patients with mid-trimester miscarriage and the prediction and diagnosis of pre-term labour. Ultrasound may also have a place in cervical assessment prior to induction of labour. Ultrasound practitioners need to acquire and maintain skills to reproducibly assess cervical parameters to inform the clinical decision-making process.

7 CPD credits awarded by the Royal College of Radiologists

Aims of the Course

This course is aimed at obstetricians and gynaecologists, trainees, midwives and ultrasonographers who wish to update their basic knowledge and practice of cervical sonography as a screening and diagnostic tool in obstetrics. The course will cover all aspects of the theory and practice of transvaginal ultrasound in obstetrics in relation to mid-trimester pregnancy loss, pre-term prediction and intrapartum applications. It will also cover the basics of the assessment of the nonpregnant uterus and adnexa,especially in the management of early pregnancy failure.

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Course Outline

    Lectures will cover

    Physics and principles of vaginal ultrasonography

    • TV sonography in obstetrics
    • The cervix and pre-term birth, mid-trimester pregnancy loss
    • Ultrasound cervical assessment on the labour ward
    • Diagnosis of placenta praevia and vasa praevia
    • TV sonography in gynaecology
    • The uterus and its adnexae
    • The failing early pregnancy

    Live link will cover

    • Live demonstration of TV scanning in obstetrics and gynaecology
    • Hands-on simulation practice on TV scan phantoms

    Case demonstrations

    • Discussion on common gynaecological and obstetric problems

    Course Fees

    Course Fee 350GBP.


    Academic Unit of Reproductive and Developmental
    Medicine – Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Lecture Theatre, Level 4, The Jessop Wing, Sheffield

Our Ultrasound courses have been made possible by technical, administrative & financial support from:

GE Healthcare