Obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound tests, or sonograms, are conveniently performed in our offices at the Medical Center location by our experienced, registered sonographers. All scans are reviewed by your physician and the information gained assists them in planning your pre-natal care.
Many parents are excited to know when their baby can be seen by ultrasound. Two methods of obstetrical ultrasounds are performed. A transvaginal sonogram, which is performed in the first trimester, requires the bladder to be empty, and involves placing the narrow transducer into the vagina for better visualization of the early pregnancy. An abdominal sonogram, which is performed in the second and third trimesters, requires a full bladder and involves placing the transducer on the lower abdomen and is used for visualizing the uterus and fetus. You will be instructed on how to prepare for your exam at the time your appointment is scheduled.
Our pamphlet "Meet Your Baby Early" provides information on portrait options available to you.
To assist you in planning for your sonogram, we are providing our Guidelines for the Sonography Room to review before your appointment.
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.