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Obstetrical Ultrasound

Obstetrical Ultrasound
Course Code - 006


  • students preparing to write the Registry credentialing examination in Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • registrants who wish to review current obstetrical ultrasound and acquire 30 educational credits or units
  • cross training into obstetrical ultrasound

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of obstetrical ultrasound. No other textbook is required. The course includes an atlas of ultrasound images depicting normal anatomy, techniques, common artifacts, interpretation pitfalls, and pathologies.

This course is organized into four modules. An "open book" assignment consisting of multiple-choice questions is completed online by the student at the end of each module. The course is completed by taking a "closed book" final examination which serves as a "warm up" for the Obstetrics portion of the Registry credentialing examination in OB/GYN.

This course has been evaluated by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) and is approved for 30 CME/CEU/CPD credits.

A Burwin Course Certificate for Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound is issued to students who complete and pass both Gynecological Ultrasound (course #005) and Obstetrical Ultrasound (course #006). The minimum passing grade for each course is 70%.

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Module 1:

  • Applied sonography principles and instrumentation
  • Clinical indications for obstetrical ultrasound
  • Clinical diagnosis of pregnancy
  • Ultrasound in the evaluation of early pregnancy
  • Early pregnancy failure
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Gestational trophoblastic disease
  • Adnexal and uterine masses in pregnancy
  • Incarcerated gravid uterus

Module 2:

  • Ultrasound estimation of gestational age in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy
  • Fetal growth disorders
  • Fetal maturity
  • Multifetal pregnancy
  • Prenatal testing and diagnosis
  • Antepartum fetal assessment
  • Maternal complications of pregnancy and acute abdominal pain
  • Postpartum maternal complications

Module 3:

  • The lower uterine segment
  • The cervix
  • The fetal membranes
  • The amniotic fluid
  • The placenta
  • The umbilical cord

Module 4:

  • Fetal demise in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy
  • Fetal posture
  • Fetal anatomy
  • Fetal anomalies




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