Carolina Ultrasound Services &
Consulting, Inc. provides any or all of the
following services for your OB-GYN ultrasound
Organize sonographer coverage for your lab to maximize
efficiency and cost effectiveness through customized
scheduling and sonographer recruitment. This service is
provided directly by CUSC in central North Carolina, and
advised indirectly in other areas.
Reinforce ultrasound scanning skills (abdominal and vaginal) for new or
cross-training sonographers and sonologists with instruction performed in
your office, on your equipment, with your patients.
Teach new techniques to expand patient services such as
sonohysterography (saline infusion), IUD insertion guidance,
amniocentesis localization, and 3D/4D imaging.
Customized length and level of training to suit each
Image Quality Assessment/Improvement
ultrasound machine operations to maximize machine performance
and image quality.
Assessment of equipment needs and new purchase counseling
(to include manufacturer contact information) if desired and
Exam Protocol Review
OB and GYN scanning protocols to ensure complete and
consistent ultrasound evaluations in accordance with
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Review of documentation techniques to ensure accuracy and
reliability of reporting.
Billing and Coding Review
Assessment of current billing and coding procedures and
suggestions for improving consistency and accuracy.
Review of current CPT and ICD-9 codes to maximize
reimbursement for ultrasound procedures.
Lab Ergonomics Assessment
Assessment of machine, monitor, table, chair, and
sonographer positioning in your ultrasound lab.
Suggestions for reducing sonographer stress and injury to
the wrist, elbow, shoulder, neck and back.
Customized printed materials to promote effective
communication between your patients and staff (instruction
sheets, informational brochures, consent forms, posters,
image holders, report forms, etc.).
Patient Satisfaction Techniques
Happy patients are your best advertisement! Suggested
measures for increasing OB patient satisfaction through
keepsake imaging and recording, lab appearance, family
involvement, and sonographer communication.
AIUM Lab Accreditation Counseling
Assessment of criteria which must be met before applying for
AIUM Ultrasound lab Accreditation in the OB-GYN specialty.
Assistance throughout the accreditation process including
suggestions for record gathering, documentation, case study
selection and preparation, and response to committee