​​Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Ultrasound Unit

The O&G ultrasound unit functions as an outpatient clinic of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Tygerberg Hospital, the academic hospital affiliated to the University of Stellenbosch.

The unit is open during normal office hours and delivers an ultrasound service by specialized sonographers and medical professionals, on an appointment basis.

Our service focuses on the following:

  • Making high quality ultrasound assessment widely available to all pregnant women in our area. To achieve this we do not only provide a scanning service for referred or high risk women in the unit but we also contribute to policy development and support to ultrasound services in the health care facilities in the entire drainage area.
  • Providing a high quality expert fetal medicine service for complicated pregnancies referred to us from surrounding hospitals and private practices, sometimes even from other provinces. This includes multidisciplinary counseling and support for parents expecting a fetus with prenatally diagnosed abnormalities as well as subspecialist management of complicated twin pregnancies, pregnancies with severe placental insufficiency or red cell iso-immunisation etc. 
  • Providing genetic counseling and highly effective genetic screening as well as a spectrum of diagnostic invasive procedures to women at high risk of fetal abnormality in dedicated multidisciplinary clinics on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
  • Providing ultrasound guided fetal therapy, including in utero transfusions and drainage procedures. 
  • Providing high quality ultrasound assessment of women with gynaecological problems.
  • Providing dedicated in-service training in O&G ultrasound skills to registrars, medical officers and sonographers in the public sector, as well as ultrasound courses to practitioners from the private sector. For further information on our ultrasound courses, please contact Stellmed Tel: 021 938 9183.

Our unit is characterized by a professional and efficient service in a friendly, caring and sensitive atmosphere.