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Laura Burke
  • Female
  • Dixon, IL
  • United States
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Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Sonography Community
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Help for policy on ultrasound exam spectators

Help.  I need to create a policy for diagnostic ultrasound imaging that states no spectators will be allowed back during the exam with the exception of pediatrics and I am going to do a separate policy for OB.  Does anyone have a policy like this in their facility?  I would love any comments, ideas, or examples.  Thank you in advance.   See More
Mar 23
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Pediatric Ultrasound Community
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Parameters for pediatric renal artery exams

I was wondering if anyone had parameters or a table of velocities they go by for pediatric renal artery exams.  I am researching the results of a 6 yr old male that we did and would appreciate any insight.  Thank you.See More
Sep 11, 2015
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Elastography Interest Group
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Requirements for charging for Elastography on breast ultrasounds.

Does anyone have any guidelines for what images should be shown or what needs to be documented to charge for Elastography done on breast ultrasounds?
Jun 5, 2015
Laura Burke replied to Lisa Comer's discussion Criteria for Scoring the Biophysical Profile in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"How do you all score the AFI part of the Biophysical when there is Polyhydramnios?  I was trained Poly is abnormal so it should be scored as 0 but we are reassessing this, any insight would be appreciated.  Thanks."
Jun 24, 2014
Bridie Baucum replied to Laura Burke's discussion Measuring nuchal translucency in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"Check NTQR.org. You should be able to take the course online & will also need to submit images to become certified. At least one of your doctors will need to be registered to read them, & you will need a practice ID number assigned to your…"
May 29, 2013
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
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Measuring nuchal translucency

Do sonographers have to get certification for measuring nuchal translucency to be able to perform and charge for this?  Had it in my head that we did but cannot find an answer and our family practice physicians want us to start doing this.See More
May 23, 2013
James Maher replied to Laura Burke's discussion Looking for informtion on subchorionic plaque of the placenta in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"It sounds like you need to start with the pathologists rather than ultrasound.  By gross description you had a small sclerotic placenta and on path they saw infarct and this "plaque" which i suspect is fibrotic replacement of villi or…"
Jan 10, 2013
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
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Looking for informtion on subchorionic plaque of the placenta

I was trying to get some information about subchorionic plaque of the placenta.  We had a patient that when delivered her placenta fit in the drs. hand and was very abnormal in appearance.  According to pathology there was 20% infarction and a cresent shape of what they said was a subchorionic plaque.  I found an italian article from 1992 on Massive Subchorionic Fibrin Deposit; Echographic Diagnosis but can not get the full article anywhere.  When I reviewed the ultrasounds that were done, the…See More
Jan 10, 2013
James Pennington,RDMS replied to Laura Burke's discussion Looking for opinions on credentialling for vascular from CCI or ARDMS, is one better than the other? in the group Sonography Community
"There is no insult intended here however, to just say "yup, I'm registered" is disingenuous. The ARDMS has been the standard for a long time and has the advantage of being more widely recognized. There are no statements here that…"
Nov 29, 2012
Matthew Boatright replied to Laura Burke's discussion Looking for opinions on credentialling for vascular from CCI or ARDMS, is one better than the other? in the group Sonography Community
"We are all trying to advance our profession and provide good care.  Dismissing everyone as "lesser credentialed" is insulting. "
Nov 29, 2012
James Pennington,RDMS replied to Laura Burke's discussion Looking for opinions on credentialling for vascular from CCI or ARDMS, is one better than the other? in the group Sonography Community
"The ARDMS has been the "Gold Standard" in certification of ultrasound professionals for years. It has been my observation that it is with this credential that somewhat better consideration is given by way of compensation and respect in…"
Nov 28, 2012
Laura Burke replied to Laura Burke's discussion Fetal breathing in biophysical profiles in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"Thanks Traci, I fixed the discussion, I meant if breathing is not seen."
Aug 27, 2012
Traci Fox replied to Laura Burke's discussion Fetal breathing in biophysical profiles in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"Did you mean to see fetal breathing or NOT see fetal breathing? "
Aug 23, 2012
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
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Fetal breathing in biophysical profiles

How detrimental is it to see fetal breathing in a 30+ week pregnacy during a biophysical profile?  One Dr. told me in one of his old books it can mean an 18% morbidity if breathing is not seen I think. See More
Aug 23, 2012
Laura Burke added a discussion to the group General & Abdominal Ultrasound Community
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How to code/charge for Renal Artery studies

I am wondering how others code/charge for renal artery studies.  The CPT code book it is a little unclear.  We are just using code 93976 and doing a long. and trans. image of the kidneys with measurements, the renal arteries, and aorta ( just 2D long. images and doppler).  Should we be coding/charging for a limited retro. also??  There are differing opinions.  Also if the patient has not had a full renal study are you requiring that be done with the renal artery?  I appreciate the input, thanks.See More
Aug 23, 2012
Laura Burke replied to Laura Burke's discussion Good machine for an OB/Gyne office. in the group Obstetric Ultrasound Community
"Thank you to all who gave me their opinions about a machine for our OB/GYN office.  Our materials dept. has ask me to look at Mindray.  Does anyone have anything to say about them?  I have not heard of them so am abit leary. …"
Jul 12, 2012

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What is your profession?
Sonographer
What is your medical specialty or primary interest in ultrasound?
AB, OB, BR
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Yes

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