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 general ultrasounds.
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 the Nancy Varner Center for Women's
Health at (909) 793-4399.