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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology was founded in 1949 at the University of Colorado.

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Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound

At the completion, participants should be able to:
  • Describe the sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal anatomy of the fetus and female pelvis

  • Describe the capabilities and limitations of ultrasound in obstetrics

  • Identify pathologies of the fetus, uterus, ovaries, placenta, and amniotic fluid

  • Better understand the functionality of the ultrasound imaging system

  • Demonstrate improved basic or advanced scanning skills


A limited number of didactic presentations will be provided as a compliment to clinical instruction. These may include:
  • Physics and instrumentation
  • Bioeffects
  • Normal pelvic anatomy and anatomic variants
  • Assessment of fetal age and growth
  • Fetal anatomy and development throughout pregnancy
  • Fetal anomalies
  • Fetal well-being assessment
  • Obstetrical invasive procedures
  • New imaging techniques, i.e., endovaginal scanning and 3-D imaging
  • The placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic fluid
  • Obstetrical Doppler
  • Case analysis

Further, course participants will have access to regularly scheduled conferences and have access to our textbooks, videotapes, and teaching case file library for independent study.

Participants will be granted a Certificate of Completion for up to 21 contact hours of educational training.
Tuition for this three-day course is $1,500. The tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.