Revision History


Accreditation in gynecological ultrasound requires two complete transvaginal pelvis exams from two different patients. All requirements must be met with transvaginal imaging and only transvaginal images will be reviewed. 


Dedicated children's facilities are required to submit two complete transabdominal pelvis exams from two different patients. All requirements must be met with transabdominal imaging and only transabdominal images will be reviewed. 


DO NOT submit a female pelvic study with an intrauterine device (IUD). 


Complete documentation/survey means a series of several images throughout the entire organ in two planes. For example, from one side of the organ to the other in the longitudinal plane and from superior to inferior in the transverse plane. 



Exam Requirements: Gynecological Ultrasound Accreditation

Submissions prior to March 1, 2021

Female Pelvis

  • Uterus

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Size – length, AP, width

    • Myometrial texture

    • Endometrium without and with measurement

    • Cervix

  • Ovaries

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 2 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 2 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Size – length, AP, width

    • Tissue texture

  • Cul-de-Sac


Submissions after March 1, 2021
Female Pelvis
  • Uterus
    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Complete documentation in transverse (at least 3 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image)

    • Size – length, AP, width

    • Myometrial texture

    • Endometrium without and with measurement

    • Cervix

  • Ovaries

    • Complete documentation in longitudinal (at least 2 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image) and complete documentation in transverse (at least 2 gray scale images, images without and with calipers represent 1 image) 

                                                                                     OR
                       
Cine clips throughout both ovaries (1 longitudinal cine from side to side and 1 transverse cine from top to bottom of each ovary) AND at least 1 static longitudinal gray scale image and at least 1 static transverse gray scale image of each ovary (images without and with calipers represent 1 image)
  • Size - length, AP, width

  • Tissue texture

  • Cul-de-Sac






Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes

1-27-2020
Changed endovaginal to transvaginal. Added "For transvaginal submissions, all requirements must be imaged transvaginally. Only transvaginal images will be reviewed".
6-2-2020
Added complete documentation description
8-3-2020
Added additional complete documentation description for uterus and ovaries
10-14-2020
Edited exam description from two complete female pelvis exams to two complete transvaginal pelvis exams and added clarification that dedicated children's facilities are required to submit two complete transabdominal pelvis exams.
2-19-2021Female PelvisAdded requirements for submissions after March 1, 2021



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