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 OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound


Having a baby is one of life’s greatest miracles. We at First Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Facility are delighted that you have selected us to share in this special journey with you and your family.  [OB Ultrasound From First Ultrasound Diagnostic] The information that follows details what you can expect before, during and after your OB Ultrasound. Everything from how the test is performed to how you can best prepare for your OB Ultrasound appointment can be found here. We hope you find this information informative. Please contact us if you have any questions about your OB Ultrasound appointment.

What Is OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound?

OB Ultrasound is a test that exposes the lower abdomen to high-frequency, inaudible sound waves which are used to create a picture of what is inside the body. OB Ultrasound is used to provide images of an embryo or fetus within the mother’s uterus. OB Ultrasound can also be used to assess the general state of the uterus itself. The images that are captured during an OB Ultrasound are displayed in real-time for you and your family to enjoy.

What Is OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound Used To Identify?

An OB Ultrasound can provide you with a variety of information but it is most commonly used:


To establish or confirm a pregnancy
Estimate the age of the fetus
Confirm the presence of congenital abnormalities of the fetus
Determine the position of the fetus and placenta
Measure fetal growth and well-being
Estimate the delivery date

How To Prepare For An OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound Appointment


Loose fitting, comfortable two-piece clothing is recommended for your OB Ultrasound appointment. Some OB Ultrasound tests require a full bladder, others do not. Please ask for specific instructions when scheduling your appointment.

How Is An OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound Performed?

[An Ultrasound Test Is Easy To Sit Through!] Upon arrival for your OB Ultrasound you will be placed lying face up on an examination table. A water based gel is then applied to the area of the body that is to be scanned, in this case your abdomen. This gel eliminates air bubbles between your skin and the ultrasound transducer which can distort images. As the test is carried out you may feel slight pressure as the sonographer presses the ultrasound transducer against your skin. The sonographer will typically acquire images from various angles in an effort to obtain the clearest views of your growing little one.

If it is determined that clearer images of the uterus or ovaries are needed (especially early in pregnancy) the test may be performed transvaginally. This type of OB Ultrasound involves the insertion of a small (2 to 3 inches) ultrasound transducer into the vagina.

The OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound Experience

The vast majority of our OB Ultrasound patients experience a painless, fast and enjoyable experience. While there is usually no discomfort from the ultrasound transducer being pressed against your skin, there may be a sensitive area of your body (after all, you are pregnant!) that might be tender to the touch. You also may experience the movement of your little one as he or she responds to the pressure being applied by the sonographer! [Our Talented Team Work With Your Doctor]  Immediately after your OB Ultrasound appointment you are free to go about your normal daily activites.

How Do I Get My OB (Obstetrical) Ultrasound Results?

Your test will be read by one of our radiologists who will interpret the results and send a detailed report to the physician who referred you for your examination. Your physician will then share the results with you.

 GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound

GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound

Any medical test can be troubling. A GYN Ultrasound (more commonly referred to as a Pelvic Ultrasound) is no different. At First Ultrasound Diagnostic Testing Facility, we recognize the stress that medical tests can induce. Our warm, caring and professional staff stands ready to assist you with your test and any questions you may have. The information that follows details what you can expect before, during and after your GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound. Everything from how the test is performed to how you can best prepare for your GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound appointment can be found here. We hope you find this information calming and reassuring. Please contact us if you should have any questions about your GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound appointment.

What Is a GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound?

GYN or Pelvic Ultrasound is a test that exposes the pelvic region to high-frequency, inaudible sound waves. These harmless sound waves are used to create a picture of what is inside the body. GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound is used to provide images of the structures and organs of the lower abdomen and pelvis region. In women a GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound is used to evaluate the:

Ovaries
Uterus
Cervix

What Is A GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound Used To Identify?

A GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound can help identify a variety of conditions but most commonly:


Ovarian Cysts
Uterine Fibroids
Endometrial Polyps
Tumors

How To Prepare For A GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound Appointment


Loose fitting, comfortable clothing is recommended for your GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound appointment. In some cases you may be asked to wear a gown. Some GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound tests require a full bladder, others do not. Please ask for specific instructions when setting your appointment. If the test is being performed on a child please bring a favorite book or toy to help ease any anxiety experienced by the child.

How Is A GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound Performed?

[An Ultrasound Test Is Easy To Sit Through!] Upon arrival for your GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound you will be placed lying face up on an examination table. A water based gel is then applied to the area of the body that is to be scanned, in this case your lower abdomen. This gel eliminates air bubbles between your skin and the ultrasound transducer which can distort images. As the test is carried out you may feel slight pressure as the sonographer presses the ultrasound transducer against your skin. The sonographer will typically acquire images from various angles in an effort to obtain the clearest views of the target area.

If it is determined that clearer images of the certain structures are needed the test may be performed transvaginally. This type of GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound involves the insertion of a small (2 to 3 inches) ultrasound transducer into the vagina.

The GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound Experience

The vast majority of our GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound patients experience a painless and fast examination. While there is usually no discomfort from the ultrasound transducer being pressed against your skin, [Our Talented Team Work With Your Doctor] there may be some minor discomfort or pain if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness.

How Do I Get My GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound Results?

Your test will be read by one of our radiologists who will interpret the results and send a detailed report to the physician who referred you for your examination. Your physician will then share the results with you.