Alison is a Specialist Obstetric, Gynaecological and paediatric sonographer working at Specialist Imaging Partners in North Adelaide. Her main interests are advanced gynaecology, fetal echocardiography and the psychosocial aspects of obstetric ultrasound. She is currently undertaking a Master by Research looking at the accuracy of ultrasounds for deep infiltrating endometriosis when performed by sonographers. She has a long history as a sonographer which has seen here exposed to many facets of ultrasound including general, MSK and vascular. She’s previously worked in public tertiary hospitals, large and small private practices and specialist suites both in regional and metropolitan centres.
She is passionate about ultrasound and sonography. She is an ASUM councillor, DMU examiner, committee member of the SA branch of the ASA, peer reviewer for the Sonography journal and UniSA OSCE examiner.
How to perform a gynaecological ultrasound in a paediatric or adolescent patient
Paediatric and adolescent patients are a nuanced group in the gynaecology setting. Their different and changing physiology makes the presentations and pathologies encountered sonographically within this group unique from that encountered within the adult population.
This presentation will cover normal anatomy and physiology from birth to gynaecological maturity with attention focused on some of the unique pathologies encountered, scan techniques needed and social aspects to be aware of.