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Pregnancy Ultrasound

A Pregnancy Ultrasound produces a picture of an embryo or fetus within a woman's uterus through the use of high frequency sound waves that are displayed in a real time image.

Your doctor may recommend a Pelvic Ultrasound to help:

  • Establish the presence of a living embryo/fetus
  • Estimate the age of the pregnancy
  • Diagnose congenital abnormalities of the fetus
  • Evaluate the position of the fetus and placenta
  • Determine if there are multiple pregnancies
  • Assess fetal growth and well-being

You will be asked to lie on a comfortable table while the technologist performs the examination. For transabdominal ultrasounds a hand held device called an ultrasound probe will be moved over the surface of your skin in the area of interest after a liquid gel is placed on the probe and/or your skin. A transvaginal ultrasound is similar to a gynecologic exam and is performed to view the endometrium or lining of the uterus and ovaries. The ultrasound machine uses sound waves to obtain medical images of various organs and tissues in the body. The movement of the embryo or fetus and his or her heartbeat can be seen as on ongoing ultrasound movie. This process is a painless and safe procedure with a typical duration of 30 minutes.

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One of the most widely used diagnostic tools in modern medicine.

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