Obstetrical Ultrasound


This ARDMS License Exam Preparation Course is conducted to prepare students to write the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) exam.

This is a comprehensive course on all aspects of the obstetrical ultrasound. Students will get familiar with the atlas of ultrasound images depicting normal anatomy, techniques, common artifacts and interpretation pitfalls, and pathologies.

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Course details

The course is organized into four modules. An open-book assignment consisting of fifty multiple-choice questions is to be completed by the students at the end of each module and returned to the school for marking. The course is completed by taking a closed-book final examination which serves as a warm-up for the Obstetrics portion of the registry examination in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Module 1:
• Technique
• Safety of Ultrasound and Bioeffects
• Clinical Indications
• Clinical Manifestations of Pregnancy
• Pertinent Reproductive History
• Ultrasound in the Evaluation of Early Pregnancy
• Early Embryologic Development
• Early Pregnancy Failure
• Ectopic Pregnancy
• Gestational Trophoblastic Disease
• Pelvic Masses Associated with Pregnancy

Module 2:
• Estimation of Fetal Age and Growth
• Fetal Growth Disorders
• Multiple Pregnancy
• Prenatal Diagnosis
• Antepartum Fetal Assessment
• Maternal Disorders Complicating Pregnancy

Module 3:
• Amniotic Fluid
• Placenta
• Umbilical Cord
• Membranes

Module 4:
• Normal Fetus
• Fetal Anomalies

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