||Now in its 18th year, the course programme has been updated to reflect current screening protocols and current standard of screening in the UK and abroad. The course maintains its successful format and continues to provide new lecture topics, enhanced video clips and quiz sessions and provides an opportunity for all those who scan the fetal heart to update and expand their skills under the tuition of experts.
The course is primarily aimed at medical and non-medical sonographers who provide a routine fetal anomaly service. It incorporates techniques and ways of improving screening such as effective use of colour and pulsed wave Doppler. It takes into account the increasing demand for high-quality screening to be provided to all pregnant women. It is also suitable for trainees in fetal medicine, paediatric cardiology, obstetric ultrasound and advanced sonographers wishing to extend their knowledge on congenital cardiac anomalies.
It provides the option of attending one or both days of presentations and discussions. The option of attending the third day, which offers supervised hands-on fetal scanning, is available to a limited number of delegates.
CPD/CSE accreditation has been applied for.
This course is approved by the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG).
The programme incorporates use of colour and power Doppler throughout and provides an opportunity for all those who scan the fetal heart to update and expand their skills under the tuition of experts.
- to introduce/improve the sonographer’s technique for imaging the fetal heart
- to enable the sonographer to identify the range of appearances of the normal and abnormal heart
- to enable the sonographer to distinguish between normal and abnormal features.
Dr Julene Carvalho and Professor S Yen Ho