Meet Ange Moffat, one of our specialist sonographers and tutors who provides ultrasound training here at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound. Ange specialises in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which she says has been a very rewarding area of ultrasound to be a part of. Ange combines her tutoring role at the AIU with her work at Queensland Ultrasound for Women (QUFW) which is a tertiary level Obstetric and Gynaecology practice on the Gold Coast.
Ange says, “I am always thrilled to be able to show the parents and 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 I have the privilege of forming a close bond with them. It is always a delight to meet the beautiful babies months later, after they have been safely delivered.” Dealing with high-risk pregnancies means that Ange sometimes has to deliver sad news to the expectant parents, but consoles herself in the knowledge that “While the news may not be what was expected, ultrasound provides the diagnostic tools to give each mother a choice about whether to continue with the pregnancy. In many countries, this is simply not available.”
If you share a passion for Obstetrics and Gynaecology like Ange and are interested in ultrasound training please read more about our courses here.
Ange recently joined the Australian Doctors for Africa (ADFA) team on a 2-week volunteer mission to teach ultrasound to doctors in hospitals throughout Madagascar. Ange says that the experience was life changing and it was very rewarding to be able to pass on her knowledge and ultrasound skills to doctors who will be able to use this training to continue to improve the lives of the people in their community and patient outcomes.