Quality control of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound in Hungary: Education and expectations

Zoran Belics, Z. Papp

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Abstract

The result of ultrasound examinations depends heavily on the preparation of the personnel carrying out the examination and the technical capabilities of the equipment they use. Only well-organized regional or national programs are able to provide high level, cost-effective care based on certification of quality. Such certification must include the training of professionals, the definition of competence levels, accreditation of laboratories and the establishment of professional protocols. The ultrasound examinations in Hungary are performed by obstetricians under the recommendation of the Hungarian Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology and there are well defined levels and protocols of attendance. The different levels of attendance require proficiency at different levels and this requires regular training which is assured by the Society and gives a concern for all doctors and sonographers who perform ultrasound examinations and for all patients who receive them. The well organized quality assurance in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound examinations is an essential dimension of high quality obstetric and gynecologic medical attendance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-495
Number of pages4
JournalDonald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Hungary
Quality Control
Obstetrics
Certification
Education
Professional Competence
Accreditation
Gynecology
Costs and Cost Analysis
Equipment and Supplies

Keywords

  • Accreditation of laboratories
  • Competence levels
  • Hungarian model
  • Professional protocols
  • Quality assurance
  • Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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