Waiting for nine months before seeing your newborn seems like forever. Physicians for Women in Madison, Wisconsin offers advanced options like ultrasound, allowing you to get more than a sneak peek at the growing baby. The practice offers Madison ultrasound through advanced options like the 4D GE Voluson™ ultrasound system. Besides viewing your baby, ultrasound is essential in diagnosing uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and polyps.
What Is an Ultrasound?
Monitoring every stage of your pregnancy brings you steps closer to a safe delivery. A physician uses the ultrasound device to diagnose specific conditions and monitor your pregnancy. The device delivers images of the interior, to watch the growing baby and potential complications.
Physicians for Women use the advanced 4D GE Voluson Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology procedures. During an ultrasound, soundwaves from a handheld transducer are transmitted through your skin into the body. The sound waves bounce off tissues and other organs back to the transducer which sends them to a computer for translation into detailed images.
Types of Ultrasounds
Physicians for Women offer transvaginal ultrasound and transabdominal ultrasound.
§ Transvaginal ultrasound. During a transvaginal ultrasound, your provider inserts a transducer inside your vagina to get clearer images of your pelvic organs.
§ Transabdominal ultrasound. In a transabdominal ultrasound, your doctor applies gel to your skin for a better soundwave transmission. The transducer is introduced and moved across your skin to get clear images of the interior.
Ultrasound in Obstetrics
Your provider uses the ultrasound device to monitor your baby’s growth, anatomy, position, the status of the amniotic fluid, and placenta. Physicians for women recommend an ultrasound at eight or twelve weeks and the next at twenty weeks for detailed images and assessments.
You can book an appointment for REVEAL ultrasounds at sixteen and thirty weeks of pregnancy, to receive movie-like images of the growing baby from the 4D GE Voluson ultrasound.
Ultrasound in Gynecology
Your gynecologist can use ultrasound to detect and diagnose various gynecological conditions. Diagnostic transvaginal ultrasound is vital in pinpointing the underlying cause of symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain to facilitate the formulation of a personalized treatment plan.
During an ultrasound, your provider inspects for conditions like:
ü Congenital uterine abnormalities
ü Ovarian cysts or masses
ü Endometrial polyps
ü Uterine fibroids
In some cases, you may qualify for sonohysterography, a detailed ultrasound exam to pinpoint the source of your pain, abnormal bleeding, and determine the best treatment options. In sonohysterography, your doctor uses a tiny catheter to insert fluid into your uterus to help the ultrasound device capture clear and detailed images.
Other Services Offered at Physicians for Women
The team at Physicians for Women specializes in:
· High-risk pregnancy
· Primary care
· Women’s health
· Prenatal care
· Hormone replacement therapy
· Gentle C-Section
· Natural childbirth
· NovaSure® endometrial ablation
· Abnormal uterine bleeding
· Gynecologic surgeries
· Vaginal rejuvenation
Ultrasound is an essential component for a successful pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is ideal to help your provider monitor your pregnancy and diagnose specific conditions. If you need an ultrasound and other services above, reach out to Physicians for Women for immediate help.