Ultrasound has become a widely accepted adjunct to routine obstetrical and gynecological care. It is invaluable in prenatal diagnosis associated with high risk maternal fetal care. Our department offers routine and targeted obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound as well as specialized genetic ultrasound exams. Other prenatal diagnostic studies performed in our division include Amniocentesis, Chorionic Villus Sampling, Periumbilical Blood Sampling, and many Fetal Therapy procedures. The Sonographers who perform ultrasound studies in the Department of Ob/Gyn are all certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the specialty area of obstetrics and gynecology and bring experience ranging from 2-27 years to our division. This certification is required of all those performing ultrasound exams in an accredited facility. They are also certified in various other specialty areas such as abdomen, neurosonology, and pediatric and fetal echocardiography.
Our Ultrasound Unit is equipped with four state-of-the-art Acuson computed sonography systems. We offer imaging modalities in 2-D, Pulsed Doppler, Color Doppler Imaging, Color Doppler Energy and High-resolution Transvaginal Imaging.
In late 2003, the Ultrasound Division expanded to include a Mobile Ultrasound Service to better meet the needs of our referral patients. Currently the Mobile Ultrasound Service travels to the Pitt County Health Department and Carolina Women's Physicians. The patients at these facilities may now have their ultrasound exams coordinated with their regular doctor's visit.