Whether to assess the growth of your baby or to rule out a gynecological concern, sonography is a safe, noninvasive test. Women’s Healthcare Group in York, Pennsylvania, offers in-house sonography for any of your gynecological and prenatal needs. To schedule your sonography, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.
On-site sonography is a noninvasive test the specialists at Women’s Healthcare Group perform at the office so there’s no need for you to go to another facility.
Sonography, also known as an ultrasound, uses sound waves to generate images of the internal organs in your body. It’s a safe test and may be used to diagnose a gynecological condition or assess the growth of your baby during your pregnancy.
Your specialist at Women’s Healthcare Group may perform your ultrasound as a transabdominal ultrasound, which places the ultrasound wand over the abdomen, or as a transvaginal ultrasound, which uses a special ultrasound wand placed in your vagina.
Your specialist at Women’s Healthcare Group may recommend sonography to evaluate your uterus and ovaries. Your specialist may also recommend the noninvasive test to confirm or rule out a gynecological condition.
The ultrasound test is used as a tool to diagnose many common gynecological issues, including:
Your imaging studies at Women’s Healthcare Group are performed by licensed sonographers, and the results are interpreted by the experienced physicians.
The ultrasound services at Women’s Healthcare Group are accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, which assures that you’re getting a high level of quality with your sonography exam.
The frequency of your sonography testing during pregnancy depends on you and your baby’s health. In general, most women get two to three sonography tests during their pregnancy.
You may first see your baby during your first prenatal exam. This sonography test confirms pregnancy and allows your specialist to take a look at the position of your placenta and the health of your uterus. It also gives an accurate due date, which helps give you quality care during your pregnancy.
The second sonography exam usually takes place in your second or third trimester. During this exam, your physician is examining your baby’s development and internal organs. If your baby feels big or small, or if you get past your due date, other ultrasounds may be recommended.
You may also need sonography if you choose to have the nuchal translucency test during your first trimester, which is done to assess for Down syndrome, as well as trisomy 19 and 18. This gives a statistical number that tells us the percent chance of your baby having one of these conditions. If the test is "abnormal", further testing is recommended.
Women’s Healthcare Group is a full-service OB/GYN practice that can serve as a one-stop-shop to meet all your health care needs. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online.