Modern Ultrasound Techniques in Women’s Health

Course Description

Ultrasound imaging has become integral to the practice of obstetrics and gynecology practice because it offers important information regarding the diagnosis, treatment and preventative care of many common gynaecological disorders and early pregnancy. With increasing educational demands and limited hours in residency programs, dedicated time for training and achieving competency in ultrasound has diminished substantially. Given the clinical importance and widespread use of ultrasound imaging in obstetrics and gynecology it is important to equip the practitioner with latest advances in ultrasonography competence and skills.

The focus of this three-day blended learning hands-on workshop is to equip participants with recent advances in ultrasonography and the required skills to competently perform basic and advanced gynecologic sonographic examinations. Examination strategies for various procedures are explored, as well as the integration of ultrasound into established clinical practices. Participants will receive access to online didactic lecture course materials before the hands-on workshop, where they will benefit from live models and hands on experience supervised by a faculty member. Case studies will be presented to familiarize the participants with normal and abnormal findings.

Course objectives

The learning objective of the course is, through theoretical lessons and hands-on sessions, to

  • Provide participants an overview of the techniques and image interpretation of ObsGyn ultrasound and let them to understand the potential roles of ultrasound in improving the diagnosis and management of gynaecological disorders.
  • Provide participants with an in-depth knowledge and competence to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations.
  • Increase confidence of participants to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Perform basic ultrasound scanning of the non-pregnant female pelvis
  • Recognize normal and abnormal pelvic anatomy including the uterus, ovaries, endometrium and cervix
  • Identify the difference in techniques related to transabdominal and endovaginal pelvic scanning techniques
  • Apply appropriate measurement techniques in transabdominal and endovaginal scanning.
  • Perform basic ultrasound scanning in first-trimester of pregnancy
  • Identify intrauterine pregnancy, extrauterine pregnancy, or indeterminate imaging.

Target audience

This course is designed for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other medical professionals who are already performing ultrasound procedures but need the highest quality in gynecological ultrasound training. Physicians may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: OB-GYN, family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine and radiology.

Course Duration

An intensive 4 days hands-on and lecture-based course for the interested participants who completes all the modules.

Teaching Format

The course consists of

  • interactive discussion and didactic lectures
  • Interactive video presentations.
  • Live observation of training skill sessions.
  • Fully hands-on, one-on-one laboratory training sessions under the direct guidance of experienced sonographers.

CME Credits: 24.0