Obstetrix of Houston Earns AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

Practice is one of only three accredited in echocardiography in

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 AIUM

The 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.


Obstetrix Medical Group of Houston
Stacey Kovalsky,
954-384-0175, Ext. 5505
Manager, Corporate Communications