Meet Angie Moffat, one of the specialist sonographers and tutors providing ultrasound training at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound. Angie specialises in obstetrics and gynaecology and quotes this specialty as being the most rewarding of her life. Angie combines her tutoring role at the AIU with her work at the Queensland Ultrasound for Women (QUFW) which is a tertiary level Obstetric and Gynaecology practice on the Gold Coast.
Angie says, “I am always thrilled to be able to show the parents and the family their baby’s heartbeat for the first time and to share their excitement and joy. We often continue to scan our patients throughout their pregnancy, so form a close bond with them and it is always a delight to meet the beautiful babies once they are safely delivered.” Dealing with high-risk pregnancies means that often Angie is delivering sad news as well as good news to the expectant parents, but consoles herself in the knowledge that “while the news may be sad, ultrasound provides the diagnostic tools to give the mother a choice about whether to continue the pregnancy. In many countries, this is simply not available.”
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Angie recently joined an Australian Doctors for Africa (ADFA) team in a 2-week volunteer mission to improve the quality of obstetric facilities. ADFA funded and transported an ultrasound machine and other much-needed medical equipment to Madagascar. Angie’s role in the mission was to teach the medical staff in Madagascar how to use the equipment and worked closely with them to ensure that in future they would be able to provide the best care possible.