WMC has offered state of the art ultrasound technology and services to our obstetrical and gynecological patients since 1988. In 2002, we were the first in the state of New Mexico and west Texas to add the innovative 3-D/4-D ultrasound technology with GE Voluson 730 imaging.
Our ultrasound staff has grown from one sonographer in 1988 to a current staff of three. Paula Criss, RDMS, has been an ARDMS certified sonographer for 28 years, 21 of them here at WMC. She received her education at Eastern New Mexico University and at the International Ultrasound Institute in Dallas, TX.
Twilla Kos, B.B.A, ARRT (R)(M), RDMS, has been a sonographer since 1990 and has been at WMC for 11 years. She received her education at Eastern New Mexico University.
Natalie Harper, RDMS has been an ARDMS certified sonographer for 5 years and has been with WMC for 1½ years. She received her education at the Florida Institute of Ultrasound in Pensacola, Florida.
Here at WMC our goal is to provide you with the very best in ultrasound services. If you are expecting, it is also important to us that your ultrasound experience be a very special one for you. You can rest assured that your sonogram is of the highest quality, providing information to your provider that can be obtained in no other way. Our ultrasound staff appreciates the privilege of serving you.
What are advantages 4-D Ultrasound?
In contrast to other 3D imaging diagnostic processes, 4D allows your sonograher to visualize internal anatomy moving in real-time. For example: Movement patterns of fetuses allows conclusions to be drawn about their development; increase of accuracy in ultrasound guided biopsies thanks to the visualization of movements in real time in all 3 planes. So physicians and sonographers can detect or rule out any number of issues, from vascular anomalies and genetic syndromes.
Displaying the entire volume of an object that is being examined makes it possible to analyze the tissue concerned. 4D allows doctors and sonographers to analyze fetal motion and perform exams previously unavailable.
Are there any risks?
No. 3D and 4D Ultrasound both utilize sound waves to look inside the body. The technology is similar to radar. A probe placed on the body emits sound waves into the body, listens for the return echo and generates an image.
For more information on this latest technology go to:
GE 4D Ultrasound website