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Ultrasounds

Ultrasound

Obstetric and gynecologic ultrasounds, or sonograms, are conveniently performed in our Medical Center office by one of our experienced, registered sonographers. All images are reviewed by your physician and the information gained assists them in planning your prenatal or gynecologic care.

Obstetric Ultrasound

Many parents are excited to know when their baby can be seen on ultrasound. Two methods of obstetrical ultrasound are performed. A transvaginal ultrasound, usually performed in the first trimester, requires the bladder to be empty and involves placing a narrow transducer into the vagina for better visualization of the early pregnancy. An abdominal ultrasound, which is usually performed in the second and third trimesters, requires a full bladder and involves placing the transducer over the abdomen and is used for visualizing the uterus and the fetus. You will be instructed on how to prepare for your exam at the time the appointment is scheduled.

We are able to gain information such as the estimated size of the fetus, rate of growth of the fetus, determine the number of fetuses, fetal position, and detect some birth defects.

Our information brochure "Meet Your Baby Early" provides information on the portrait options available to you. 

To assist you in planning for your ultrasound, we do ask that you review our Guidelines for the Sonography Room prior to your visit.

3D and 4D Ultrasound

Technological advances now allow for capturing three dimensional ultrasound of your new baby as well as viewing the 3D images in motion: 4D. This is an exciting way to watch your new baby before he/she arrives! A DVD of pictures and video clips is included so you can view them whenever you wish or show friends and family when they visit. We also now offer an early peek ultrasound after 16 weeks - a just for fun peek at the baby and attempt to determine gender a little earlier if you wish to know. The 3D and 4D ultrasound are for your personal enjoyment and are not a medically useful or indicated procedure. Therefore, this is not a service covered by insurance. Please call the schedulers for times and costs. 

Gynecologic Ultrasound

With a gynecologic ultrasound, we are able to see and evaluate the pelvic anatomy and better visualize abnormalities such as uterine fibroids, endometrial polyps, and ovarian cysts.
Most gynecologic ultrasounds are best performed transvaginally with a narrow transducer inserted into the vagina. At times, an abdominal ultrasound may be used.

Also, 3D imaging may be performed to better visualize anatomy such as uterine fibroids.

Sonohysterogram

A sonohyterogram is a specialized ultrasound that allows the physician to visualize the endometrial cavity, or lining of the uterus, in more detail than a standard transvaginal ultrasound. This may be performed to detect the presence of a uterine polyp or fibroid that is distorting the endometrial cavity, look for scar tissue inside the uterus, or abnormal uterine shape. This exam is performed with both your physician and the ultrasonographer in the room. The physician will insert a small flexible tube into the cervix using a speculum. Fluid is pushed into the uterus through the tube while the ultrasonographer is using the abdominal ultrasound to capture images of the uterus. For more information, please visit this website.

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