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Ultrasound Department1

    The Ultrasound Department of Xi'an Central Hospital is a competitive specialist of Xi’an Health and Family Planning Commission (XHFPC), and approved by the XHFPC as "Shaanxi Prenatal Ultrasound Screening Center" and "Collaboration Unit for Prenatal Ultrasound Training Base in Shaanxi Province". It integrates medical care, scientific research and teaching, boasts a reasonable staffing, including 3 archiaters, 5 deputy archiaters, 1 PhD and 4 postgraduates. The department is well equipped with state-of-the-art imported color doppler ultrasound and has an annual average gross income over 10 million yuan. In recent years, we have published over 30 papers in domestic core journals and 1 in SCI. It has presided over 4 provincial fund programs, 5 municipal fund programs, and won multiple new technology and science and technology awards at both provincial and municipal level. The department is responsible for the teaching of intern doctors from Fourth Military and Medical University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an Medicine College, and Yan'an Medical University, and also for the further studies of doctors at all levels. It undertakes the provincial and municipal-level continuing education programs, too. 

The examination programs in the department are complete, some outstanding diagnosis and treatment programs include:  
1. Interventional ultrasound: since 2001, it has accumulated rich experience in the puncture biopsy of liver, kidney, prostate, lymph nodes, lung, pleuroperitoneum and complicated mass under the guidance of ultrasound, and in the UG-PTBD (ultrasonically guided percutaneous transhepatic bile drainage) and pharmacotherapy of liver cyst, renal cyst, pericardial effusion, pleural effusion, celiac effusion, abscess, chocolate cyst, bile duct, gallbladder. All above have achieved efficient result with minimum side effects, greatly reducing the pain of patients and shortening the treatment time. 
2. High-end obstetric ultrasound: this inspection has carried out since 2008, including two-dimensional ultrasound, four-dimensional ultrasound and fetal heart screening and other tests, has accumulated over 20 thousand cases. The scope of inspection covers fetal central nervous system, face facial features, limbs, feet, abdominal organs, fetal heart rate, etc., which can maximize the troubleshooting of fetal structural malformations, especially cleft lip and palate, facial abnormalities, malformations, limb defects, complex congenital heart disease and other deformities easily missed by conventional ultrasonic. This program took the lead in Xi'an, has accumulated a wealth of inspection experience, reaching the leading level in Shaanxi Province in terms of quality and quantity. At the same time, we open the "green consultation channel" for pregnant women with suspected fetal abnormalities and try to finish the ultrasound consultation on the same day to reduce waiting time. In addition, we conduct the interdisciplinary collaboration project, the "diagnosis of fetal abnormalities through ultrasound and rapid MRI" so as to improve the diagnosis accuracy.
3. Ultrasound, Elastography, Neonatal Brain, etc.