Ultrasounds are useful diagnostic tools for a variety of women’s health issues. At Perinatal Diagnostic Center, in Thousand Oaks, Mission Hills, West Hills, and Ventura, California, Daryoush Jadali, MD, and the team offer gynecology ultrasounds to examine your reproductive organs for signs of gynecologic conditions including uterine fibroids and polycystic ovary syndrome. Call Perinatal Diagnostic Center to schedule an appointment for an ultrasound today.
An ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging test that the team at Perinatal Diagnostic Center uses to examine your reproductive organs.
An ultrasound creates images by sending sound waves through your body. The waves bounce back off your internal organs and tissues. The ultrasound machine collects the returning waves and converts the information into images.
Perinatal Diagnostic Center offers traditional two-dimensional ultrasounds as well as advanced 3D and 4D ultrasounds for more detailed images.
Your doctor may use a pelvic ultrasound to examine your reproductive organs for signs of disease or structural abnormalities.
For example, if you suffer from irregular, heavy periods, your doctor may use an ultrasound to examine your uterus for fibroids or polyps that could be interfering with your reproductive health.
Similarly, if you’ve been trying to get pregnant, but not having success, your doctor could use an ultrasound to look for signs of structural abnormalities such as blocked fallopian tubes that are preventing conception.
During your ultrasound, you rest on a treatment bed and lift your shirt to expose your abdomen. Your doctor or ultrasound technician applies a gel to your skin, which helps the transducer — a handheld device that directs the ultrasound waves through your body — glide smoothly over your skin.
As the technician moves the transducer over your abdomen, sound waves move through your body and bounce back off your organs and tissue. The transducer picks up the returning waves, and the ultrasound machine converts the waves into images or videos. Your doctor examines those images to check your reproductive organs.
Depending on your symptoms and condition, your doctor may recommend a transvaginal ultrasound. The technology is the same, but instead of moving a transducer over your belly, the technician inserts a small probe into your vagina to conduct the ultrasound.
Ultrasounds are noninvasive and safe. You can get right back to your regular activities as soon as your appointment ends.
If you need an ultrasound to diagnose a reproductive health problem, call Perinatal Diagnostic Center today.