Obstetric and gynecology ultrasound tests, or sonograms, are conveniently performed here in our offices by our experienced staff. All scans are reviewed by your physician and the information gained will be used in determining the next course of action.
Many parents are excited to know when their baby can be seen in ultrasound. Two methods of gynecological ultrasounds are performed. A transvaginal sonogram involves placing the narrow transducer into the vagina for visualizing the ovaries or seeing the pregnancy in the early stages, i.e. less than 12 weeks gestation. An abdominal sonogram involves placing the transducer on the lower abdominal wall and is used for visualizing the uterus, especially when it is larger and pregnancies in the second and third trimesters. This approach requires the bladder to be full whereas the transvaginal approach is better when the bladder is empty. You will be instructed on how to prepare at your time of scheduling.
We understand that for the obstetrical patient, the viewing of your new baby is exciting for all. We welcome one or two adults to be present with you during your sonogram but children are not allowed. Our technicians are trying to get the best views possible and intense concentration is required. The presence of a child is distracting and may lead to mistakes or delays. Please make childcare arrangements so we do not have to reschedule.
Our pamphlet "Meet Your Baby Early" provides information on portrait options available to you.
3-D and 4-D Sonograms
Technological advances now allow for the creation of three dimensional imaging (3D imaging ultrasound) of your new baby as well as viewing in motion (4D imaging ultrasound). This is an exciting way to see your new baby before he/she arrives! The pictures and video are loaded onto a DVD so you can view them whenever you want or show your friends and family when they drop by for a visit.
We also now offer an "Early Peek" Sonogram anytime after 16 weeks...a just for fun peek at your baby.
Click here or on the photo for a slide show.
The 3D ultrasound and 4D ultrasound are for your personal enjoyment and are not a medically useful or indicated procedure. Thus, they are not covered by your insurance. Please call the schedulers for times and costs.