Gynecological Ultrasound-Pelvic Ultrasound
A gynecological ultrasound, also known as a pelvic ultrasound, is performed to diagnose gynecological abnormalities. Gynecological ultrasound utilizes high-frequency sound waves to image the pelvic organs. Both a transabdominal and endovaginal approach is used, the intial part of the exam is done transabdominally and requires a full bladder that will allow clear visualization of the uterus, ovaries and other pelvic organs. Ultrasound is a safe non- radiological imaging modality that accurately diagnoses abnormalities in the pelvis in women presenting with a variety of symptoms ranging from abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic pain and abnormal menstrual cycles. It’s also the imaging modality of choice in diagnosing normal and abnormal early pregnancy. Since our practice is exclusively focused on breast and Gynecological imaging we provide a unique specialized care for our patients.
What to Expect
Woman’s Clinic uses a recently acquired new HS 70A Samsung Ultrasound system. Pelvic ultrasound exam may take around 30 minutes to be completed. Initial part of the exam is a transabdominal exam that requires a full bladder to obtain optimal images of the uterus ovaries and other pelvic organs. Following this patient will empty her bladder in an adjoining rest room. The sonographer then will complete the remainder of the exam using an endovaginal probe to obtain high resolution detailed image of the pelvic organs. A report is sent out to the doctor by the end of the day or the following day. When significant findings are encountered all attempts will be made to convey results urgently to the referring doctor. Dr Shetty will discuss findings with the patients as needed and if requested.
A gynecological ultrasound exam can help diagnose and evaluate:
- Pelvic pain
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Menstrual irregularities
- Pelvic infection
- Pelvic masses