- April 15, 2020
OB/GYN Sonography and Ultrasound
OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY AND ULTRASOUND
OB/GYNSonography and Ultrasound
It is very important for medical practitioners to have generalknowledge of a human anatomy. In case they have deficient informationin any area of their practice, they should also seek extra trainingand experience. Sonographers should have sufficient information aboutthe normal pelvic anatomy seen in OB/GYN ultrasound studies. Inaddition, they should understand the ovarian and uterine cycle as itrelates to the sonographic appearance of the ovaries and endometrium.
A well-trained sonographer carry out a pelvic ultrasound procedurewith ease and can detect problems in the uterus, ovaries, fallopiantubes, cervix, or in the vagina. In addition, he or she can measurethe blood flow in various pelvic organs. According to Ovel(2014), sonography practitioners rely on the OB/GYNultrasound studies to evaluate problems of the pelvic organs. Theyalso use this knowledge regarding treatments, procedures, andpharmaceutical products to use hence, minimize risk factors andcomplications that may occur while treating a patient. Further, asonography practitioner who clearly understands pelvic anatomy canrely on his or her knowledge to make a report, recommendation, aswell as work with fellow clinicians to determine appropriateprocedure and treatment of a patient. Ovel(2014) urges that although the techniques used to carry out anultrasound procedure seems to be among the simplest imagingmodalities, it is the most complex to perform and interpret.Therefore, a doctor without the basic knowledge of pelvic anatomy maymake an abnormal structure look normal, and vice versa. For thisreason, it is significant for a practitioner to comprehend normalpatterns before understanding pathology at large.
On the other hand, a sonographer with ovarian and uterine cycle candetect the pattern of a follicular wave dynamics of a woman, as wellas tell whether they are major or minor. Further, the knowledge aboutovarian and uterine cycle gives insightful information about theelucidation of urine factors that leads to recurrent pregnancy lossor infertility for a particular woman (Ovel,2014). Also, it helps to explain the variability inechotexture and endometrial thickness for a female using reproductivetechnologies assistance.
To conclude, medical practitioners should be appropriately qualifiedin their field of work. They should understand general principle,diagnostic procedures, terminologies, and the basic concepts ofcarrying out any process. Moreover, they should have detailedknowledge of medical equipment, as well as manipulate them correctlyto avoid wrong diagnosis.
Ovel, S.(2014). SonographyExam Review: Physics, Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology.Elsevier Health Sciences.