Ultrasound

When Ultrasound is mentioned, most people think of images of pregnancy. Ultrasound does a great job with fetal images, but it is only a small part of their function. For example, echocardiology uses ultrasound waves to evaluate the heart. The blood system, breast, thyroid, and other internal organs can all be evaluated using ultrasound. We perform OB, GYN, breast, nuchal translucency and automated whole breast volume scan (ABVS).

Understanding Your Ultrasound

Most ultrasounds are non-invasive and and easy for patients to complete. Our technologists will first apply a liquid gel to the area and then use a handheld device (called a probe or transducer) to perform the scan. In OB/GYN scans, an internal endovaginal probe may be used. These probes produce images that will allow our team to verify the health of our patients or, if needed, help devise an appropriate treatment.

Depending on the nature of your ultrasound, you may be instructed to abstain from eating or drinking before the procedure—or you may be asked to drink water just before your pelvic or obstetric exam. Whatever your medical issue may be, our team is ready to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to complete your ultrasound procedure.

For more information, please contact our Women's Health Imaging Center at (909) 793-4399.