Our office is equipped with the latest ultrasound technology so that your gynecologic or obstetric needs can be addressed in our office at the time of your visit. We have a mounted television monitor so that you can view the ultrasound while it is being performed. This procedure is painless and requires the sonographer to place gel on your lower abdomen and move a transducer across to produce ultrasound images.
During pregnancy, we use ultrasound to look at the growth and development of your baby. An early ultrasound in the first trimester confirms the accuracy of your baby’s due date. At around 18 weeks of gestation, we provide a detailed evaluation of the baby’s anatomy and can determine the gender of your little one! Additional ultrasounds may be necessary in high risk patients.
4D fetal ultrasound is a way of obtaining three-dimensional images of your developing baby. The fourth dimension of the image is time—4D ultrasounds allow a 3-dimensional picture in real time so that images and video can be obtained of the baby!
Our office offers these ultrasounds between 29 and 32 weeks. However, due to high demand, we recommend scheduling these ultrasounds at your 18 week obstetric visit.
In gynecologic evaluations, pelvic ultrasound can be used for many purposes. It is a valuable tool in the evaluation of the ovaries, uterus, and tubes and a way of detecting cancers or other abnormalities of the these reproductive organs. We also use pelvic ultrasound to determine the cause(s) of problems such as pelvic pain and irregular bleeding, and evaluate structural abnormalities of the female reproductive tract such as uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. An ultrasound takes about 20—30 minutes and requires the patient to have a full bladder.