The Ultrasound Division provides complete obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound imaging services, prenatal and preconception genetic counseling, first and second trimester noninvasive screening and invasive diagnostic testing for fetal chromosome disorders, such as Down syndrome, and other heritable conditions as well as specialized diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Ultrasound imaging of both low- and high-risk pregnancies is provided in the Ultrasound Units of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Many women referred to the Ultrasound Division are at increased risk of carrying a fetus with a chromosome disorder or structural malformation by virtue of their age, family history or having had an abnormal ultrasound or serum screen (blood test)performed in their own physician’s offices.
The core physicians in the Ultrasound Division are Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Subspecialty Board certified in either Maternal-Fetal Medicine or Clinical Genetics. They have extensive experience in the performance and interpretation of targeted ultrasound examinations for the detection of fetal malformations and diagnostic procedures, such as genetic amniocentesis, percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling(PUBS) and both transabdominal and transcervical chorionic villus sampling(CVS). Specialized ultrasound studies, including Doppler evaluation of the umbilical cord, fetus, placenta and ovaries are utilized in the evaluation of particular disorders of fetal growth and development.
The Ultrasound Staff includes two Board Certified Genetic Counselors and 11 sonographers who are registered in Obstetrics/Gynecology and who specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography. The physicians in the Ultrasound Division work closely and collaboratively with the Neonatologists and Pediatric Subspecialists at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Women whose fetuses are found to have anomalies prenatally are given the option of prenatal pediatric consultation for maximum preparation. Prenatal and labor and delivery care and management is coordinated to achieve the best possible outcome.
Patients Seen at the following Locations:
Women's Health Center Mailing Address
4921 Parkview Place, Suite A, Floor 5 Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO 63110 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
(314) 454-8181 660 S. Euclid Avenue,
Fax: (314) 454-5003 Campus Box 8064
St. Louis, MO 63110
Center for Woman's Wellness
3023 N. Ballas Road,
Building D, Fourth Floor, Suite 450
St. Louis, MO 63131
Fax: (314) 996-6060