Karen Letourneau

A Breakthrough in Prenatal Ultrasound


Karen Letourneau is the Assistant Charge Sonographer in the ultrasound department at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is the principal investigator in a six year research project, “Sonographic Fetal Heart Screening in Manitoba”, which has allowed expecting mothers to better prepare for the arrival of their baby and in many cases avert severe complications or even death.

She is a five time winner of the “Excellence in Ultrasound” award, a national competition organized by the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and has been invited to speak at numerous national ultrasound conferences and at Provincial Ultrasound rounds every year since 2001. Karen has also been published in Canadian, American and British medical journals. Karen worked as a radiology technologist for 20 years before pursuing ultrasound in 2000.