What is a Pelvic Ultrasound?
An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. It is also known as sonography.
A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
A pelvic transvaginal ultrasound is an internal examination of the female pelvis. It helps to see if there is any abnormality in the uterus (womb), cervix (the neck of the womb), endometrium (lining of the womb), fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder or the pelvic cavity.
A pelvic ultrasound can help identify kidney stones, bladder tumors, uterine anomalies, uterine scars, endometrial polyps, fibroids, cancer and other disorders of the uterine and urinary bladder.
A pelvic transvaginal ultrasound is often prescribed for women with issues like pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding (including very heavy bleeding and bleeding between periods), unusual cramping or some types of fertility problems or urinary tract symptoms.
Preparing For Your Pelvic Ultrasound
- 30 ounces of water 1 hour prior to scan.
- You may wear your own clothing, such as jogging, leggings, or sweat pants, as long as there are no metal fasteners, zippers, buttons, etc. Hospital gowns are available.
- Jewelry and other accessories should be left at home, if possible, or removed prior to the scan.
Walk-in Patients: Please be sure to bring the signed order from your physician requesting the examination and your insurance card.
How Soon Will Scan Results Be Available?
Your images are reviewed, and results interpreted by one of our qualified doctors who specializes in reading images (radiologist). The Radiologist will prepare a report, which is electronically sent to your doctor as soon as available, usually within 24-48 hours.
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