Pelvic Ultrasound

Our practice is proud to be one of the few women’s medical offices in Brooklyn to offer a wide range of non-invasive diagnostic ultrasound tests. A pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic ultrasound test that utilizes sound waves to create images of structures and organs within the female pelvis.

The pelvis ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive means to assess female pelvic organs, including the cervix, uterus, bladder, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.  

How Ultrasound Scanning Works

The ultrasound imaging works on continuous analysis of sound wave data, including the wave reflecting and the speed at which these bounces occur. The ultrasound wave emitting transducer is placed on the skin surface to beam ultrasound into the tissue. The sound waves tend to travel at different speeds through different tissue types, including bones and organs.

The sound waves that bounce back like an echo are captured by the scanning device and converted into organ imagery by a computer.

Our ultrasound specialists rely on transabdominal and transvaginal imaging techniques to get comprehensive imagery of the gynecologic structures.

Transabdominal: the procedure in which the transducer is placed on the abdomen after applying the conductive gel

Transvaginal: a procedure in which the transducer is covered in conducting gel and an additional latex sheath layer before inserted into the vagina.

What is a Pelvic Ultrasound Used to Detect?

A pelvic ultrasound is used to diagnose abnormalities with any of the pelvic organs or structures. The ultrasound imaging helps to visualize any abnormalities and to record measurements. Ultrasound imaging is most commonly used for the following:

  • Positioning and measuring the size of uterus and ovaries
  • Diagnosing abnormal growth or fluid presence in the fallopian tubes, bladder, endometrium, and myometrium
  • Recording the cervix dimensions
  • Recording blood flow through pelvic organs

Frequently Asked Questions

When should a pregnant woman get her first ultrasound?

A woman should get her first ultrasound 6-8 weeks after her last period.

Can ultrasound harm early pregnancy?

Ultrasound is safe during pregnancy.

Why Trust Women’s Healthcare

Finding the right doctors in Brooklyn with a handful of specialists that provide the highest level of care could be challenging. This is where Trust Women’s Healthcare could be your trusted women’s health doctor’s office. 

In addition to the highest level of care and commitment, we pride ourselves on working towards our vision, which features your future, providing a future with optimum well-being and happiness.

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