Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA
Board Certified OBGYNs & Advanced Nurse Practitioners located in Frisco, TX
Sonography is a painless diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs. The all-female team of board-certified OBGYN at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, in Frisco, Texas, performs sonography during pregnancy. They also use the imaging tool to help diagnose gynecological conditions. To schedule an appointment to learn more about sonography, call the office or book online today.
Sonography Q & A
What is sonography?
Sonography, or ultrasound, is a non-invasive diagnostic imaging tool that generates images of your internal organs using sound wave technology.
During your sonogram, a technician uses a specialized tool called a transducer that emits sound waves into your body. The sound waves bounce off your organs and back to the transducer, which sends the data to a computer and translates the information into moving pictures.
Sonography is a safe and painless imaging test.
What are the types of sonography?
There are many types of sonographies. The team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA performs abdominal and transvaginal sonograms.
During abdominal sonography, your technician glides the transducer over your abdominal area to generate images of your internal organs or baby.
For transvaginal sonography, your technician uses a special vaginal transducer inserted in your vaginal canal to evaluate your reproductive organs.
Why do I need sonography?
Your women’s health specialist talks to you about why you need sonography. The team at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA uses the safe and painless imaging test during pregnancy to:
- Confirm pregnancy
- Determine if you’re having more than one baby
- Assess the growth and positioning of your baby
- Determine your baby’s gender
- Evaluate your uterus and placenta
- Look for physical or developmental problems in the baby
- Investigate pregnancy complications, such as bleeding
The team may request two or more sonograms during your pregnancy based on you and your baby’s needs.
The women’s health experts also perform sonography to evaluate your reproductive organs to determine the cause of your gynecological symptoms. The team may request sonography if they suspect you have uterine fibroids, an ovarian cyst, or an ectopic pregnancy.
What happens during sonography?
In most cases, there’s no special preparation needed before your sonography at Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA. However, your provider may request you come in with a full bladder if they need to evaluate your uterus or ovaries.
During your procedure, you lie comfortably on the exam table. For an abdominal sonogram, your technician first applies a gel to your skin before using the transducer.
For a transvaginal sonogram, your technician places a condom-like covering over the device and applies the gel to the cover before inserting it into your vagina.
Most sonographies take 30 minutes or less, and there’s no need for downtime following the procedure.
To schedule your sonography, call Frisco Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA, or book an appointment online today.
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