Department of OBGYN

Obstetrical & Gynecological Ultrasound

Meet Our Faculty

The Division of Ultrasound is a unique obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound service providing dedicated ultrasound services to the women of Western Pennsylvania.  The physicians who perform and interpret ultrasounds are all Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialists or specialty-trained Gynecologists who merge clinical experience with diagnostic ultrasound expertise. Established in 1982, the Division is one of only a few dedicated Ob/Gyn ultrasound services in the United States, performing over 90,000 exams yearly. The division was among the first ultrasound facilities to be accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound.

Members of the division are recognized locally and nationally for their expertise in obstetric and gynecologic sonography. The Division has established itself as a benchmark for expert ultrasound evaluation in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Hence, patients with complicated or abnormal ultrasound examinations are frequently referred for consultation.

The division provides expert imaging evaluation for women in all areas of Ob/Gyn ultrasound which include:


  • Pregnancy dating
  • First-trimester screening
  • Anatomic survey
  • Assessment of Fetal Anomalies
  • Evaluation of cervical length
  • 3- and 4-dimensional imaging of fetal finding
  • Assessment for fetal anemia
  • Monitoring of fetal growth
  • Biophysical profile testing



  • Complete pelvic ultrasound
  • Assessment of pelvic masses
  • Detection of ectopic pregnancy
  • Assessment of pelvic pain
  • Evaluation of congenital uterine anomalies
  • Sonohysterogram
  • Infertility evaluation
  • Pelvic floor imaging
  • Evaluation of pelvic floor mesh

The full range of prenatal diagnostic procedures such as CVS, amniocentesis, and fetal therapy procedures are performed in conjunction with other divisions such as the Division of Pediatric & Fetal Cardiology of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Genetics, The Center for Advanced Fetal Diagnostics and others in the care and treatment of patients with fetal anomalies. The division is a critical part of that service, providing the imaging expertise for patients referred for evaluation of fetal anomalies and evaluation of evaluates the fetal anomaly and provides intraoperative guidance for all surgical procedures.  

The division has a long and rigorous education program, providing education and training to sonography students, medical students, residents, fellows, nurse midwives, and many regional sonographers seeking additional training in Ob/Gyn ultrasound. Many members of the division are actively involved in setting international ultrasound standards through appointment to committees of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and have active research in the areas of pelvic floor imaging, fetal growth, ultrasound education, and fetal surgery.