At Women’s Wellness Center we provide a full range of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound services, with the extra advantage of physician consultation during the ultrasound visit. This means you know the results of your ultrasound test immediately, instead of having to wait until the technician communicates with a radiologist, who then generates a report to send to the ordering physician, who then must inform you. Consultative ultrasound at Women’s Wellness Center gives more timely and relevant results, as the expert who interprets the ultrasound is also board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, so the ultrasound findings can be immediately discussed as relating to your clinical condition.
Performed on non-pregnant patients to assess pelvic structures, the uterus, ovaries, and identify abnormal structures that may be present.
- First Trimester Ultrasound — to establish due date and evaluate fetal well-being
- Nuchal Translucency Scan — performed from 11 to 13 6/7 weeks. Normal findings indicate less risk of a chromosomal abnormality or structural cardiac defect being present. This test is often used in conjunction with first trimester biochemical testing for detection of genetic abnormality.
- Morphology Ultrasound — to detect structural or chromosomal abnormalities — best performed at approximately 20 weeks of gestation
- Fetal Echocardiography — a detailed and specialized ultrasound of the fetal heart
- 3D/4D Ultrasound technology — utilized as part of the diagnostic ultrasound, when indicated
- Cervical Length Assessment — used to assess the risk of prematurity for those at risk.
- Biophysical Profile Testing — performed weekly for high risk pregnancies to assess fetal well-being
Our facility is fully accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).
What does it mean to be accredited by the AIUM, and why is it important?
Accreditation Ensures Excellence in Practice Standards
Accreditation by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine means that our physicians, staff, and equipment meet the rigorous standards specified by the AIUM. To earn accreditation, the ultrasound practice must take the initiative to demonstrate that it meets or exceeds national standards in every aspect of ultrasound that is specified by the AIUM. This includes:
- Proof that physicians who ultimately interpret the ultrasounds have received specialty training,
- A program for ensuring that all ultrasound equipment is medically safe and rigorously maintained,
- Documentation that ultrasound procedures are thorough and complete,
- Evidence that ultrasound equipment used is appropriate for the types of tests being performed.
Certification Ensures Excellence in Professional Standards
Our ultrasound technologists are credentialed by the American Registry of Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). To achieve ARDMS certification, an ultrasound professional must meet high standards in knowledge and clinical skills and must maintain their credentials by fulfilling continuing education requirements that serve to enhance their knowledge and keep their skills up-to-date.
Peace of Mind
Accreditation of our practice by the AIUM, combined with certification of our sonographers by the ARDMS, provides our patients with peace of mind. Through our voluntary compliance with the standards set by the AIUM and ARDMS, you can be assured that the leading experts in ultrasound stand behind this practice, promoting lifelong competency and learning for our sonographers and doctors, and that we maintain the highest standards of quality control.