Our practice is proud to be an AIUM certified facility to provide same day or next day appointments to our patients. A pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to create images of structures and organs in the pelvic region. The organs that the pelvic ultrasound examines include the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus bladder, and cervix in women. This technology permits us to identify anatomic abnormalities such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps as well as assess follicle counts that may offer insight on a patient’s fertility.
A combined approach with both transvaginal and transabdominal imaging permits more comprehensive visualization of the gynecologic structures.
- Transabdominal ultrasound scan: You are encouraged to drink plenty of water before the procedure. During the examination, a conducting gel is applied over your skin and a transducer (a small handheld device) is moved over the lower belly.
- Transvaginal ultrasound scan: You are encouraged to void before the procedure (typically after the transabdominal portion). During the procedure, a small probe is placed into the vagina with a sterile single use cover to examine the health of your fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus. Your doctor uses the results to evaluate the thickness of the uterine lining, presence of cysts, tumors and other abnormal growths.
Please note that this service is limited to patient’s who are under the care of a provider in our practice. We are not a radiology center that fulfils another provider’s request.