Pelvic Ultrasound

  • Female Pelvic Ultrasounds can be transabdominal or transvaginal. Transabdominal means the images are obtained using a probe on the abdomen. Transvaginal ultrasounds are a specialized procedure to provide better images than transabdominal images. Often times, the ovaries cannot be visualized utilizing the transabdominal approach. A smaller, specially designed transducer will be inserted into the vagina. These procedures are used to visualize the uterus, ovaries, and bladder. The procedure is painless and usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • Male pelvic ultrasounds include the bladder, prostate, and other structures within the pelvis.

  • Prep before procedure:

     Food and Drink: Food and Drink: No heavy meals prior to procedure. Drink 32 ounces of water at least 1 hour prior to procedure. The bladder needs to be full in order to visualize all the structure within the pelvis. Please do not empty your bladder before your procedure. You may urinate after the procedure is completed.

    What to bring with you:

     Insurance Card

     Driver’s License

     Prescription from your doctor

    What to wear: Comfortable, loose clothing.

    After the procedure: No restrictions on activity or diet. You can go about your normal activities.

    Exam results: Ultrasound procedures are read by our Board Certified Radiologist. The report will be sent to the ordering physician generally within 24-48 hours.