Obstetrix of Houston Earns AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation
Practice is one of only three accredited in echocardiography in Texas
HOUSTON, February 23, 2016 - Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston, an affiliate of MEDNAX, has been awarded ultrasound practice accreditation in the areas of fetal echocardiography and obstetrics in all trimesters by the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). The practice is one of only three in the state with a fetal echocardiography accreditation.
“AIUM accreditation demonstrates our adherence to the highest standards of quality and safety in fetal ultrasound,” said Amber Samuel, M.D., the practice’s medical director. “We believe excellence in imaging, including fetal echocardiography, is critical to the care of a woman and her baby. We are proud to offer this degree of quality to our patients during their pregnancies.”
Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston achieved this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All facets of the practice were assessed, including the training and qualifications of physicians and sonographers; ultrasound equipment maintenance; documentation; storage, and record keeping practices; policies and procedures to protect patients and staff; quality assurance methods; and the thoroughness, technical quality and interpretation of the sonograms the practice performs.
About Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston
Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston (Obstetrix) provides high-quality maternal-fetal treatments and services that focus on the diagnostic, medical and surgical care of high-risk pregnant women. Services include high-risk pregnancy care and consultations, prenatal diagnostic screening, obstetric ultrasound (Doppler, 3D/4D), genetic counseling, antenatal testing, management of multiple gestations, pre-conception counseling, amniocentesis and first trimester screening. Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston’s goal is to create a nurturing and caring environment for patients through collaborative efforts and communication with hospitals, referring physicians and their staff. Obstetrix is an affiliate of MEDNAX, a national medical group comprised of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Additional information is available at www.mednax.com.
About the AIUMThe American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9900 physicians, sonographers and scientists dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines and accreditation. Participation in the AIUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program is available to practices in the following areas of ultrasound: abdominal/general, breast, complete obstetric or focused obstetric, dedicated musculoskeletal (with or without ultrasound-guided interventional procedures), fetal echocardiography, gynecologic, dedicated thyroid/parathyroid, urologic, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and head and neck. For more information, visit www.aium.org.