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Friday, April 23, 2010

The Training Aspects Of The Ultrasonographer

The Training Aspects Of The Ultrasonographer

The level of expertise required in ultrasound scanning can be divided into 3 levels, i.e. level 1, level 2 and level 3. The objectives and requirements are as below:

Level 1 (Basic)


  1. To understand the basic functions of the ultrasound scanner and its optimum utilisation.
  2. Reliably confirm viable pregnancy using abdominal scanning.
  3. Make accurate measurements to assess gestation age in first and early second trimester including CRL, BPD, HC, FL, AC.
  4. Diagnose multiple pregnancy.
  5. Establish foetal presentation.
  6. Assessment of liquor volume – AFI/single pool.
  7. Exclude placenta praevia.


Attendance at one basic course and the remainder in an accredited hospital by members of a board run by Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society or Ultrasound in Medicine or Perinatal Society of Malaysia or senior members of the Obstetrics department of the accredited hospital.

Perform 100 ultrasound scans under supervision with a logbook consisting of 30 cases comprising of the following:

    1. Ability to do mid and late pregnancy scans and to obtain appropriate measurements for gestational age.
    2. Ability to come to a conclusion regarding viability and maturity in early pregnancy problems.
    3. Identify common adnexal masses.
    4. Ability to scan for assessment of liquor volume.

Level 2 (Intermediate)


    1. Detailed scanning of the mid-trimester foetus (routine).
    2. Detection of foetal anomalies at any gestation including basic foetal echo.
    3. Doppler studies and its application in obstetrics.
    4. Application of transvaginal scanning (TVS) in pregnancy.
    5. Amniocentesis.


Attended accredited – intermediate and/or advanced courses.
1 year experience after basic level accreditation and incorporation into postgraduate training programmes.

  • Master in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Post MRCOG in accredited hospitals.

Level 3 (Advanced)


  1. Ability to do advanced procedures for foetal diagnosis and therapy.
  2. Provide second or expert opinion in doubtful cases.
  3. Provide training for Level 1 and Level 2 courses.


  1. Attended accredited courses e.g. RCOG/RCR in Foetal Medicine for 1 year or accredited local courses.
  2. Scholarship in recognised Foetal Medicine training centres abroad.


  • DDU (Australia)
  • RCOG/RCR course accreditation
  • MMed (Foetal Medicine) Birmingham

source: http://www.cornerstone-msc.net/perinatal-malaysia

p/s: i'm still at the intermediate level. wish can further in Postgraduate......

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