Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, GA
An ultrasound screening provides the OB/GYN team at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates a noninvasive look at your reproductive organs to diagnose gynecological problems and to examine a growing fetus. Ultrasound services are in-office for your convenience. Call the Atlanta, Georgia, location on Peachtree Road or Collier Road to make your appointment if you need an ultrasound or use the online tool to schedule.
Ultrasound Q & A
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a noninvasive screening test that uses sound waves to see images of the tissues and organs inside your body.
During the test, a transducer (or wand) glides along your abdomen, emitting high-frequency sound waves into your body. These waves bounce off structures inside you and return to the transducer to produce images on a computer screen.
Providers sometimes perform ultrasounds vaginally to get a better picture of your uterus. They insert the sterile wand through your vagina to produce the images that help with evaluation and diagnosis.
What does an ultrasound detect?
Ultrasound imaging examines your reproductive organs like the ovaries, uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes. It can also evaluate your bladder and a developing fetus if you’re pregnant.
You benefit from an ultrasound to look for ovarian cysts, to evaluate the size and location of uterine fibroids, or to find a possible reason for pelvic pain or irregular bleeding. Ultrasound technology at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates is also used to perform in-house mammograms.
What are the types of ultrasounds?
A pelvic ultrasound is versatile and can get the best image of the area of concern. These include:
During this standard exam, the technician passes the wand back and forth over your lower belly.
In this ultrasound, the technician places the sterile wand in the woman’s vagina to get a better image of the uterus. Some women receive both a transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound to provide an image of the whole pelvic area.
Transperineal and translabial ultrasound
These ultrasounds are used on the outside of the genital area to look for urinary and pelvic problems.
What are the benefits of an ultrasound?
An ultrasound provides your doctor with a real-time image of your internal organs or your developing baby. Because they’re offered in-house at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, you don’t have to travel to a separate location to have the test.
Your doctor reads the results right away, which means you get the information and treatment you need in an expedient manner.
To learn more about the ultrasounds offered at Atlanta Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates, call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment.
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