Pelvic Ultrasound

A Pelvic ultrasound is used to asses the female pelvic organs which include the uterus, the endometrium, the cervix and the ovaries.

Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive, painless medical imaging examination that uses high frequency sound waves to produce cross sectional images.  A Pelvic ultrasound is used to asses the female pelvic organs which include the uterus, the endometrium, the cervix and the ovaries.  Most Pelvic ultrasounds are performed using both the transabdominal and transvaginal approaches and one of our dedicated sonographers will discuss this with you before your pelvic ultrasound begins.

  • WHAT IS PELVIC ULTRASOUND

    Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive, painless medical imaging examination that uses high frequency sound waves to produce cross sectional images.  A Pelvic ultrasound is used to asses the female pelvic organs which include the uterus, the endometrium, the cervix and the ovaries.  Most pelvic ultrasounds are performed using both the transabdominal and transvaginal approaches, one of our accredited sonographers will discuss this with you before your pelvic ultrasound begins.

  • BEFORE A PELVIC ULTRASOUND

    Your bladder must be full at the time of your appointment. Please make sure you have finished one (1) litre of water one (1) hour prior to your appointment.

    Wear clothing that will provide easy access to the area requiring imaging. Please bring any previous, relevant examinations for comparison. If you have diabetes, or you are on any medication, please contact us to check special preparation instructions, and our staff will advise of any specific preparation.

  • DURING A PELVIC ULTRASOUND

    The sonographer will explain the procedure you are having and answer any questions you have. You will be asked to lie down on a padded bed exposing the area of examination. Clear gel is then applied, and the transducer is placed gently with slight pressure to area, projecting a live image on the screen. The sonographer will dim the lights for better viewing of the monitor.

    Transabdominal Ultrasound 

    Coupling gel is used between the transducer and your skin, to enable optimal transmission of the sound waves. The transducer is moved over the area of interest. If you experience any pain during the scan because of your position or the pressure of the transducer, you should advise the sonographer at that time.

    Transvaginal Ultrasound

    A transvaginal ultrasound is an internal ultrasound which is used to provide much clearer images of the female pelvic organs for almost all women.  For a transvaginal ultrasound you will be asked to empty your bladder.  You will be completely covered with a sheet during the ultrasound examination.  A small amount of gel is placed on the end of the sterile, covered slim probe which is then gently inserted into the vagina.  The probe is moved gently to view all the pelvic organs.  The transvaginal ultrasound creates a clearer picture than transabdominal ultrasound imaging, as the probe is closer to the organs being viewed.

  • AFTER A PELVIC ULTRASOUND

    One of our radiologists will interpret the ultrasound and provide your referring doctor with a comprehensive report about the findings. It is very important you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results.

    One of our radiologists will interpret the scan and provide you referring doctor with a comprehensive report about the findings. The results of your scan will be sent directly to your referring doctor, and it is very important you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results.

  • PATIENT SAFETY

    There are minimal risks involved with transvaginal ultrasound. Please raise any concerns you may have with the sonograpaher prior to your examination.

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