SPECIALIST WOMEN'S ULTRASOUND

Dr Michael Bethune MBBS FRANZCOG DDU COGU

Suite 12, 28-32 Arnold Street, Box Hill, 3128
Telephone: 03 9898 9055   Fax: 03 9890 8400

About Us

Dr Michael Bethune

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist; Obstetric and Gynaecological Imaging Specialist (Ultrasonologist)

Specialist Women's Ultrasound was founded by Dr Michael Bethune. Dr Bethune is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist who has undergone further training in order to obtain the sub specialty Certificate in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU), and also the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU). Dr Bethune completed his six years of post graduate training to become an obstetrician and gynaecologist in 2000. During his training, he worked as a senior registrar at Monash Medical Centre, Box Hill Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital. After becoming an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist he underwent further sub specialty training in obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound at the Mercy Hospital for Women and also at the Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne.

He is a visiting imaging specialist at the Mercy Hospital for Women and Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne. He has worked for six years at Melbourne Ultrasound for Women with associate Professor Lachlan deCrespigny.

His fields of interest include 3-D and 4-D ultrasound and prenatal diagnosis. Dr Bethune is a founding faculty member of 4-D Australia and was a pioneer of 3 and 4 dimensional ultrasound in Australia.

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Dr Bethune is actively involved in ultrasound education. He teaches obstetric and gynaecology trainees and training radiologists and is a senior lecturer for the University of Melbourne. He has spoken at several national and international meetings.

He has sat on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) ultrasound sub specialty committee and also on the ultrasound (COGU) Board of Examiners. He is a RANZCOG accredited nuchal translucency assessor.

Dr Bethune is the present Treasurer of the Australasian Association of Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound (AAOGU).

Dr Dina Rubinfeld

Dr Rubinfeld is also a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist who has undergone further training in order to obtain the sub specialty Certificate in Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound (COGU), and also the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (DDU). Dr Rubinfeld has worked at Monash Medical Centre in the Fetal Diagnostic Unit, the Royal Women's Hospital in the Fetal Management Unit, and is currently also working at Mercy Hospital for Women.

Patients who prefer to see a female doctor are able to request this at the time of booking their appointment.

Alice Weeks, Genetic Counsellor

Alice completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Genetics at The University of Melbourne. She has over 9 years’ experience working in private ultrasound practices in Melbourne. Alice has completed a Master of Genetic Counselling through The University of Melbourne. She has previously worked at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and as a tutor at The University of Melbourne. Alice has also worked as an Associate Genetic Counsellor at Royal Melbourne Hospital and Mercy Hospital for Women.

Alice is a member of Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA) and Australasian Society of Genetic Counsellors (ASGC). Alice served as Secretary of the Genetic Support Network of Victoria for 3 years. Alice has presented her Masters’ research on Perinatal Palliative Care at HGSA and ASGC conferences, and her work was presented in in Sweden at the European Meeting on Psychosocial Aspects of Genetics. Alice has been a member of several advisory committees for genetic counselling research projects, and is committed to contributing to a variety of research projects related to the fields of genetic counselling and prenatal care.

Alice can be contacted by phoning the practice on 03 9898 9055 or by email at genetics@swus.com.au.