Clinical Applications of Obstetrical Ultrasound

Presented by: Susan Rutherford, MD

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At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  1. List the components of early pregnancy ultrasound examinations.

  2. Describe how to establish pregnancy gestational age using both clinical and ultrasound criteria as advised by specialty societies.

  3.  Describe the criteria to reliably and safely determine pregnancy viability or early pregnancy failure

  4.  Recognize several abnormal early pregnancy ultrasound findings.

Grand rounds is held monthly for health care professionals as part of RRM's Educational Webinar Series. Presentations aim to improve the clinician's foundational knowledge as well as highlight and encourage research and new methods in the area of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. These sessions should enhance the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of healthcare delivery, and in turn lead to improved patient outcomes.

Susan Rutherford, MD


Dr. Susan Rutherford is board certified in ObGyn and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She started the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA, the second busiest delivery hospital in Washington State, where she later served as Medical Director, Women's and Children's Services. She has retired to lead a novel nonprofit free women's reproductive health clinic in the University District of Seattle, 3W Medical for Women, recently AAAHC accredited.

Services are non-invasive and limited to non-urgent outpatient Gyn and early Ob care. The most common services are STI testing, minor Gyn consultation and exams, ultrasounds, pregnancy diagnosis and limited early prenatal care (for uninsured). Lab fees are paid directly by patients at deeply discounted rates. She never fails to enjoy doing Ob or Gyn ultrasound!

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