Ultrasound imaging has many different uses in today’s healthcare settings. Ultrasonography
(Ultrasound) has been around since 1989 and has been one of the leading forms of medical technology in helping monitor women’s health issues. The ultrasound procedure involves using high-frequencysound waves to produce images from within the body. Ultrasound images can display the structure and positioning of the bodies internal organs.
Benefits of a Gynecologic Ultrasound
Gynecology is a medical specialty that has benefited greatly from ultrasound. The capabilities and benefits it can provide in general gynecology have lead to advancements in gynecological care.
Gynecological Ultrasound can be performed two ways. Transabdominal ultrasonography can be used, which uses a full bladder as means of sonographic transmission. Transvaginal ultrasonography is the other option, which uses a vaginal transducer for higher frequency and higher resolution images. Both a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound may be used to get a better view of the whole pelvic area.
At Wake Women’s Health in Raleigh, NC, we have comprehensive ultrasound care available to help diagnose, locate and address many internal pelvic organ conditions. If problems or conditions are diagnosed, our physicians will work with you to develop a plan of action.
Some of the Ultrasound services we provide:
- Locating of endometrial polyps
- Assessment of fertility medicine effectiveness
- Assessment of any intramural component
- Congenital uterine abnormalities
- Locating intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), making sure of its proper placement
- Locating of submucous fibroids
Other Ultrasound Uses
Ultrasound is very useful in helping evaluate and diagnose other systems or issues within the female body. Ultrasound can be used for screening patients in oncology, general gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. Gynecological ultrasound can be used to determine the health of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, bladder and the adnexa. Wake Women’s Health provides many different gynecological ultrasound services including:
- Diagnosing gynecologic cancer
- Identifing adnexal masses, including ectopic pregnancy
- Diagnosing problems including endometriosis, leiomyoma, adenomyosis, ovarian cysts and lesions
evaluating pelvic organs
- STDs and their effect on normal reproductive organ functioning
- Vascular Ultrasound
Gynecologic Ultrasound at Wake Women’s Health
Ultrasound has changed the landscape for physicians and has allowed them to learn more about gynecological issues. This has allowed gynecology physicians to increase the level of care and understanding of female health. At Wake Women’s Health, we are dedicated on using new medical technologies to help provide the best women’s health services possible. For more information about our gynecology services, contact us at our Raleigh, NC office.