Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool that allows the team at Dekalb Women's Specialists to effectively evaluate your reproductive organs as well as your unborn baby. It may also be used to diagnose gynecological problems and make recommendations for further treatment.
Ultrasound technology uses high-frequency sound waves that safely bounce off internal structures to create images of the inside of the human body.
Types of Ultrasound
At Dekalb Women’s Specialists, our state-of-the-art OB-GYN practice offers 3D and 4D ultrasound imaging in addition to the standard abdominal ultrasound test. The type of ultrasounds available to our patients include:
- Abdominal Ultrasound – a handheld device called a transducer is moved gently over the skin of your abdominal area to create real-time images on a nearby screen. This is what is generally known as a standard ultrasound, most commonly used to monitor the growth and development of a fetus. Special computer programs are used to create three-dimensional (3D) and video (4D) images of your baby using this method.
- Transvaginal Ultrasound – a specially designed transducer is inserted into your vagina to capture images of your pelvic structures. This may be used to assess conditions and symptoms such as infertility, abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, and more.