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The WFUMB Center of Education Chisinau is located in the Public Medical and Sanitary Institution “Republican Center of Medical Diagnostics”.

There are 6 examination rooms, equipped with premium and expert ultrasound equipment, as well as computers and printers, where different scans are performed as: abdominal, gynecologic (transvaginal), obstetrics (first trimester), superficial organs as breast and thyroid gland, prostate (transrectal), scrotum, vascular and heart. There is also a meeting room where the courses can be held and a secretariat room. Republican Center of Medical Diagnostics provides also a Conference Hall, available for scientific meetings.

ABOUT COE MOLDOVA

The activity of the WFUMB CoE Chisinau is held within the Public Medical and Sanitary Institution "Republican Center of Medical Diagnostics”
Address: Constantin Virnav str 13, MD-2025, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
tel.: + (373 22) 888347, 725401
fax: + (373 22) 735558
e-mail: crdm@ms.md

COE MOLDOVA TEAM

List of permanent staff of WFUMB Center of Education Chisinau
Director: Dr. Serghei Puiu, MD, PhD - View C.V here
Executive director: Prof. Andrei Testemitanu, MD, PhD
Secretary: Anatol Cretu, MD
Members: Prof. Vasile Turcanu, MD, PhD Lilana Fuior-Bulhac, MD, PhD Ecaterina Puskina, MD

COE COURSES

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  • 14-15 June, GIUS for residents. Hands-on for gastroenterologists and gastroenterology residents
  • 25-26 October, GYN ultrasound workshop for sonographers, gynecologists and radiologists
  • As well as other up to 4 (?) hands-on training for students and radiology residents in obstetric and gynecology ultrasound (under discussion with Students Assosiation of the SUMPh «Nicolae Testemitanu»).

Basic Ultrasound Training Course in First Trimester of Pregnancy

Saturday, 08.00-14.00

Topics:

08.00 – 08.30 Basic physics of the ultrasound. Technical aspects and types of ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound applications in various fields.

Basic functionality of the machine. Basic settings of the US machine. Image optimization.

Limitations and common artifacts. The biologic effects of ultrasound on human tissue and safety issues.

  • – 09.30 Dating ultrasound, estimation of gestational age. Ultrasound features of normal early pregnancy (up to 11sa). Sonoembriology.

Assessment of embryo anatomy according to gestational age. Biometry and embryo vitality.

Twin pregnancy, chorionicity and zygosity determination.

Ultrasound features of the most common pathologies of the first trimester of pregnancy.

 

  • – 10.30 Basic knowledge of ultrasound screening of fetal chromosomal anomalies

(11- 13+6 weeks of gestation). Ultrasound markers of chromosomal pathologies.

Assessment of fetal anatomy according to gestational age. Fetal biometry.

Normal and abnormal appearances of the fetal anatomy. Common structural fetal abnormalities of the first trimester of gestation.

Ultrasound assessment of the placenta, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord and cervix. Key ultrasound features of common pathologies.

  • – 14.00 Hands-on. Ultrasound scanning in first trimesters. Aims: the trainee must be

able to:

  • Correct confirm the presence of the pregnancy;
  • Confirm the viability and determine the number of viable embryo/fetuses;
  • If twin pregnancy, accurately determine the chorionicity and amnionicity;
  • Establish accurately the gestational age;
  • Assess the gross embryo / fetal anatomy according to gestational age;
  • Ultrasound assessment of the placenta, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord and cervix.

Lecturers:  

Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Liliana Fuior, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Attendance: 

18 participants, students (sixth year) and gynecology residents of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”

 

Basic training course in gynecological ultrasonography.

Saturday, 08.00-13.00

Topics:

  1. Basic physics of the ultrasound. Limitations and common artifacts. The effects of ultrasound on human tissue and safety issues.
  2. Technical aspects and types of ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound applications in various fields.
  3. Basic functionality and settings of the US machine. Image optimization.
  4. Image recognition of normal female pelvis anatomy.
  5. US assessment of the menstrual cycle (uterine and ovarian).
  6. Image recognition of common gynecological pathologies.
  7. Hands-on. Ultrasound examination of the female pelvis (abdominal/transvaginal approaches).

Lecturers:  

Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Liliana Fuior, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Attendance: 

22 participants, students (VI year), OBGYN and radiology residents of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”

Basic Ultrasound Training Course in Obstetrics (second/third trimester)

Saturday, 08.00-14.00

Topics:

  1. Basic physics of the ultrasound. Technical aspects and types of ultrasound examinations.
  2. Basic functionality of the machine. Basic settings of the US machine. Image optimization. Limitations and common artifacts.
  3. The effects of ultrasound on human tissue and safety issues.
  4. Practice guidelines (ISUOG, AIUM) of the routine mid-trimester fetal ultrasound scan.
  5. Fetal biometry – dating, assessing size and estimating fetal weight.
  6. Assessing the fetal growth. Basic knowledge of the fetal growth restriction. Basic Doppler knowledge.
  7. Normal and abnormal appearances of the fetal anatomy. Ultrasound features of common structural fetal abnormalities.
  8. Twin pregnancy. Normal and abnormal appearances.
  9. Ultrasound assessment of the placenta, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord and cervix. Key ultrasound features of common pathologies.
  10. Hands-on. Ultrasound scanning in II and III trimesters.

Lecturers:  

Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau

Attendance: 

12 participants, students (sixth year) and radiology residents of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”

Basic Ultrasound Training Course in Obstetrics

Topics:

  1. Basic physics of the ultrasound. Technical aspects and types of ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound applications in various fields.
  2. Basic functionality of the machine. Basic settings of the US machine. Image optimization. Limitations and common artifacts.
  3. The effects of ultrasound on human tissue and safety issues.
  4. Dating ultrasound, accurate estimation of gestational age. Sonoembriology. Normal and abnormal appearances of the embryo anatomy. Biometry and embryo vitality. Ultrasound features of the most common pathologies in first trimester.
  5. Twin pregnancy, chorionicity and zygosity determination.
  6. Basic knowledge of ultrasound screening of fetal chromosomal anomalies (11-13+6 weeks of gestation).
  7. Fetal biometry – dating, assessing size and estimating fetal weight.
  8. Normal and abnormal appearances of the fetal anatomy. Common structural fetal abnormalities. Basic knowledge of intrauterine growth restriction.
  9. Ultrasound assessment of the placenta, amniotic fluid, umbilical cord and cervix. Key ultrasound features of common pathologies.
  10. Hands-on. Ultrasound scanning in I, II and III trimesters.

Lecturers:  

Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Liliana Fuior, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Attendance: 

22 participants, students (sixth year) and radiology residents of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”

Basic training course in gynecological ultrasonography.

Topics:

  1. Basic physics of the ultrasound. How the US image is generated. Limitations and common artifacts. The effects of ultrasound on human tissue and safety issues.
  2. Technical aspects and types of ultrasound examinations. Ultrasound applications in various fields.
  3. Basic functionality of the machine. Basic settings of the US machine. Image optimization.
  4. Image recognition of normal female pelvis anatomy.
  5. US assessment of the menstrual cycle (uterine and ovarian).
  6. Image recognition of common gynecological pathologies.
  7. Hands-on. Ultrasound examination of the female pelvis (abdominal approach).

Lecturers:  

Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Liliana Fuior, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Attendance: 

20 participants, students (VI year) and radiology residents of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Nicolae Testemitanu”

The program:

13.00-13.30        History of Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) and its place among modern imaging modalities, prof Harald Lutz,

13.30-14.10         New GIUS guidelines from EFSUMB and bowel scanning methodology,                                      prof Odd Helge Gilja,

14.10-14.40         GIUS, live demonstration (normal appearence),

14.40-15.00         Coffee-break

15.00-15.10        Samsung 5D Technology, a new standard in ultrasound. Chiran Denis-Mihail

15.10-15.40        Appendix, diverticuli. Appendicitis and diverticulitis, prof Dieter Nürnberg,

15.40-16.10        Inflamatory bowel disease, prof Ioan Sporea,

16.10-16.30        Complications in inflamatory bowel disease, prof Ioan Sporea, 20 min

16.30-16.50        Gastrointestinal emergencies, ileus and perforation, prof Dieter Nürnberg,

16.50-17.05        Transperineal ultrasound, prof Dieter Nürnberg,

17.05-17.35        Clinical cases,

17.35-18.00         GIUS, live demonstration (pathology),

18.00-18.20         Discussions

Lecturers:

prof Odd Helge Gilja (Bergen, Norway),

prof Dieter Nurnberg (Neuruppin, Germany),

prof Harald Lutz (Bayreuth, Germany),

prof Ioan Sporea (Timisoara, Romania)

The workshop was attended by 144 participants (sonographers, gastroenterologists, radiologists, fellows in training) from Moldova and Transnistria.

Abdominal ultrasound, from basic to advanced. 

Friday, 15 June, 15.00 – 17.00

Learning area

Basic theoretical course. Introduction in abdominal ultrasound examinations

  1. Course opening. Introduction and aims of the course. Ioan Sporea.
  2. Physics and technique – technical details at glance and setting up the machine – Sergiu Puiu
  3. Examination technique and Sonoanatomy of the Abdominal Cavity. Where to check for free fluid and gas? – Alina Popescu
  4. Examination of the liver. Liver segments, biliary tree, portal system and vessels

Hands-on Training: assessment of the liver and biliary system – Ioan Sporea

  1. Examination of the gall bladder, common bile duct – Mirela Danila

Hands-on Training: assessment of the gall bladder and bile duct

  1. Examination of the pancreas – Roxana Sirli

Hands-on Training: assessment of the pancreas and retroperitoneum

  1. Examination of the spleen and (abdominal) lymph nodes – Roxana Sirli

Hands-on Training: assessment of the spleen and (abdominal) lymph nodes

  1. First look at stomach and bowel – typical positions. – Ioan Sporea
  2. Examination of abdominal vessels – landmarks – Alina Popescu

Hands-on Training: assessment of abdominal vessels

  1. Basic pelvis and gynecology – Sergiu Puiu

Hands-on Training: assessment of pelvic organs

Saturday, 16 June, 09.00 – 13.00

Learning/Hands-on area

Pathology and special topics in abdominal ultrasound examinations

  1. Gall bladder pathology: Stones and tumours – Alina Popescu.
  2. Bile duct pathology: Causes of obstruction – Mirela Danila.
  3. Liver pathology. Diffuse changes – Ioan Sporea
  4. Liver pathology. Focal liver lesions – Mirela Danila.
  5. Pancreas pathology – focal lesions – Roxana Sirli
  6. Pancreas pathology – inflammatory changes – Alina Popescu.
  7. Pathology of gastrointestinal tract – Ioan Sporea.
  8. Tehnici interventionale in US – Ioan Sporea

Lecturers:

  • Course director:  prof. Ioan Sporea, Timisoara, Romania  
  • Faculty members:  Alina Popescu, Timisoara,
  • Romania Mirela Danila, Timisoara, Romania
  • Roxana Sirli, Timisoara, Romania
  • Sergiu Puiu, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Attendance 

30 participants, including 10 Timisoara gastroenterology residents, have attended the course

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