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OSATS, intermediate ultrasound in gynaecology

This page sets out the OSATS requirements for the intermediate ultrasound in gynaecology module.

You have to be competent in:

Ultrasound assessment of the normal female pelvis

  • Counsel patient about procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine set-up
  • Identify the bladder and other normal pelvic landmarks
  • Identify and assess the uterus
  • Assess and measure the endometrium
  • Identify, assess and measure the ovaries
  • Assess pouch of Douglas and the adnexae
  • Assess mobility and tenderness of the pelvic organs with the probe
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management as appropriate
  • Complete written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound assessment of uterine fibroids

  • Counsel patient about procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus and endometrial cavity
  • Identify all individual fibroids
  • Measure all fibroids in three orthogonal planes and describe their location in relation to the uterine cavity
  • Check adnexa and pouch of Douglas
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management
  • Complete a written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound assessment of endometrial abnormality

  • Counsel patient about procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus and endometrial cavity
  • Measure the endometrium
  • Assess the endometrial abnormality
  • Check adnexa and pouch of Douglas
  • Interpret ultrasound findings in the context of the clinical setting
  • Communicate results to patient and advise on management
  • Complete a written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound assessment of pelvic pain

  • Counsel patient about the procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus and endometrial cavity
  • Check for the presence of adenomyosis and/or fibroids
  • Identify ovaries and check for the presence of endometriomas and other ovarian abnormalities
  • Check adnexae and pouch of Douglas for the presence of adhesions, hydrosalpinges and endometriotic nodules
  • Assess mobility and tenderness of pelvic organs by performing ultrasound guided palpation
  • Communicate results as appropriate to patient and advise on management
  • Complete a written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

Ultrasound assessment of ovarian lesions

  • Counsel patient about the procedure
  • Appropriate probe selection and machine operation
  • Identify and assess uterus and check for presence of fibroids and any other abnormalities
  • Identify and assess ovaries
  • Determine the origin and size of the lesion
  • Analyse morphological features of the lesion using a systematic and structured approach
  • Assess mobilityof the lesion
  • Look for the signs of ascites and pelvic tumour deposits
  • Communicate results as appropriate to patient and advise on management
  • Complete a written structured ultrasound report
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up

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