Women’s Health Care is an accredited practice with the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine which involves meeting rigorous criteria for quality imaging standards and patient safety.
What is an OB/GYN Ultrasound?
Ultrasound probes come in several different shapes and sizes. Some transducers are used on the skin of a woman’s abdomen, while others are placed inside the vagina (transvaginal ultrasound). Getting the transducer close to the cervix, uterus and ovaries allows for more detailed images.
This procedure is done in the office and usually takes about 15 minutes. Like a pelvic exam, a speculum is used to visualize the cervix. A small catheter (thin tube) is inserted through the cervix into the uterus. The speculum is then removed and the vaginal ultrasound probe is placed into the vagina. Sterile saline is gently injected through the catheter to outline the uterine cavity.
You may experience mild cramping during the insertion of saline into the uterus. Once the exam is finished, your physician will be able to provide you with results in real-time.