Ultrasound Services

Our practice is proud to be an AIUM certified facility to provide in-office ultrasounds to our patients. We have four highly-trained sonographers with years of experience that are able to do both OB and GYN studies. 

Convenience

Our in-office ultrasound service allows you to have your sonogram and follow up appointment during the same visit. This allows the convenience of one location, with results that go directly to your provider.

 

Privacy and Comfort

Our ultrasound suites offers comfort, discretion, and modesty. We work with one patient at a time. There is no sitting in a crowded waiting room while partially disrobed or the need walk in common/public areas. Our exam rooms are spacious, clean and just steps away from our state-of-the-art equipment.

Continuity of Care

Your ultrasound report is monitored by your provider – in the same location your medical records and images are maintained and managed. Our providers are informed and monitor your sonogram and can instruct you through any additional steps that are required.

AIUM Accredited

Receiving accreditation through AIUM implies that our practice has demonstrated that all of our physicians meet relevant ultrasound training guidelines, case volume requirements, and continuing ultrasound education; all sonographers are or will become appropriately certified by a specific date; ultrasound equipment is adequately maintained; safeguards are in place to protect patients and staff; ultrasound examination are reports meet or exceed accepted guidelines for content, time lines, and record retention; and there is regular monitoring for quality assurance. 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound is energy in the form of sound waves. During an ultrasound exam, a transducer sends sound waves through the body. The sound waves come into contact with tissues, body fluids, and bones. The waves then bounce back, like echoes. The transducer receives these echoes, which are turned into images. The images can be viewed as pictures on a video screen.

How is an ultrasound exam performed?

During a pelvic ultrasound exam, the transducer is either moved across your abdomen (transabdominal ultrasound) or placed in your vagina (transvaginal ultrasound). The type of ultrasound exam you have depends on what types of images your ob-gyn or other health care professional needs and why the exam is being done.

How is ultrasound used for health issues not related to pregnancy?

Ultrasound is used to create images of the pelvic organs to find or diagnose problems. Some of the ways in which ultrasound may be used include the following:

  • Evaluate a mass in the pelvis (such as an ovarian cyst or a uterine fibroid)

  • Look for possible causes of pelvic pain

  • Look for causes of abnormal uterine bleeding or other menstrual problems

  • Locate an intrauterine device (IUD)

  • Diagnose reasons for infertility

  • Monitor infertility treatments

What happens during a transabdominal ultrasound exam?

You will lie on a table with your abdomen exposed from the lower part of the ribs to the hips. A gel is applied to the surface of the abdomen. This improves contact of the transducer with the skin surface. The handheld transducer then is moved along the abdomen to make images. You may need to drink several glasses of water during the 2 hours before your exam. This will make your bladder full. A full bladder creates a “window” through which structures underneath the bladder or around it can be seen more clearly.

What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound exam?

You will be asked to undress from the waist down. It is recommended that you empty your bladder before the test. You will lie on your back with your feet in stirrups, like for a pelvic exam. The transducer for this exam is shaped like a wand. It is covered with a latex sheath, like a condom, and lubricated before it is inserted into the vagina.

How is ultrasound used during pregnancy?

Ultrasound is used to view the fetus inside the uterus. It allows your obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) or other health care professional to check the fetus’s health and development, monitor your pregnancy, and detect many congenital anomalies. Ultrasound also is used during chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis to help guide these procedures. There are three types of prenatal ultrasound exams: 1) standard, 2) limited, and 3) specialized.