What is a Gynecologic Ultrasound?
Also known as a Sonohysterogram, a gynecological ultrasound is a specialized ultrasound that allows your 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.