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Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center Awarded AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

Updated: 3/23/2021

The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has recognized the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Oishei Children’s Hospital as an accredited ultrasound practice through December 1, 2023.

AIUM ultrasound practice accreditation is a voluntary peer review process that allows practices to demonstrate that they meet or exceed nationally recognized standards in the performance and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound examinations. The accreditation process encourages providers of diagnostic ultrasound services to assess their strengths and weaknesses and initiate changes to improve their practices.

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center achieved accreditation in the areas of adjunct detailed fetal anatomic ultrasound, obstetric-first trimester, obstetric-second trimester, and obstetric-third trimester. 

“This accreditation ensures that the care provided by the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center is of the highest caliber, and that we are on par with the best ultrasound units in the country,” said Paul L. Ogburn, Jr., MD, chief of maternal-fetal medicine at the University at Buffalo. “It ensures quality care, up to date information, and that all personnel are adequately trained to provide the best service possible.”

The Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at Oishei Children's Hospital is a comprehensive maternal and newborn service line, assessing high-risk patients and/or those women who may be bearing high-risk fetus, which will require a high level of specialized care - some of which are not available anywhere else in Western New York. Care is provided by board certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists who work together with a multidisciplinary team of pediatric surgeons and pediatric medical subspecialists in the management and consultation of high-risk pregnancy.

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other health care providers. Established in the early 1950’s, the AIUM is dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. For more information, visit www.aium.org.