To ensure a thorough and accurate examination, a pelvic sonogram is performed using trans- abdominal and trans-vaginal scan methods.
A full urinary bladder is preferable for the trans- abdominal portion of the exam. You will be allowed to empty your bladder prior to the trans-vaginal portion of the exam.
PELVIC SONOGRAM: Begin drinking 24 oz of WATER 1 ½ hours before your scheduled appointment time. Finish drinking within 30 minutes (1 hour before your appointment) and do not empty your bladder until instructed to do so. Example: If your appointment is at 2:00, begin drinking 24oz of water at 12:30, and have it finished by 1:00.
If your bladder becomes unbearably full while waiting for your exam, it is ok to partially empty your bladder to relieve pressure.
FOLLICULAR and SONOHYSTEROGRAM: No prep is necessary for these examinations
Yes. If you prefer to have a female sonographer perform the examination please let us know when you are scheduling the examination so that we can accommodate your request.
Under most circumstances, vaginal bleeding does not interfere with the exam.
A full bladder will position the uterus in a way that makes it easier to examine. As the bladder fills, it also pushes the intestine up and out of the way.
The fluid in the bladder serves as an "acoustic window" through which we can see the uterus and ovaries.
We use the latest advancement in High Level Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection. Trophon EPR is an automated system that is the most effective, safest and environmentally friendly method to disinfect ultrasound transducers.
View this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgK9N1Z2NU0#t=29
In emergent cases, or if requested by your referring provider, a preliminary report of findings will be provided immediately following the examination. Final reports are typically available in the morning of the next business day.