At Columbus OB/GYN, we offer state-of-the-art ultrasound imaging services to provide valuable diagnostic information for our patients. Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to create images of the internal structures of the body.
It is a safe and non-invasive procedure that helps our healthcare providers assess and monitor various aspects of your reproductive health. Our experienced team of professionals utilizes ultrasound technology to provide accurate diagnoses and personalized care for our patients.
Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of the organs, tissues, and blood vessels within the body. The sound waves emitted by the ultrasound machine bounce off the internal structures and create echoes, which are then captured and transformed into visual images on a computer screen.
The images produced by ultrasounds can provide valuable information about:
Ultrasounds play a crucial role in monitoring the development and well-being of the fetus during pregnancy. They can help determine the gestational age, confirm the presence of a viable pregnancy, assess fetal growth and anatomy, and detect any potential abnormalities.
3D ultrasound imaging can be utilized as a complementary tool to mammography for evaluating breast health. It can help identify breast abnormalities, such as cysts or solid masses, and assist in guiding biopsies or other interventions.
Ultrasounds can also be performed to assess various other conditions, including urinary tract abnormalities, thyroid gland disorders, and abdominal or vascular conditions.
This is the standard form of ultrasound imaging that provides two-dimensional black-and-white images. It is commonly used for general diagnostic purposes and to monitor fetal development during pregnancy.
3D ultrasound technology provides three-dimensional images of the structures being examined. It adds depth and detail to the images, allowing for a more comprehensive view of the fetus or specific organs. 3D ultrasounds are often used during pregnancy to provide a more realistic visualization of the baby’s features and anatomy. Columbus OB/GYN offers the latest technology, including 3D ultrasounds.
The ultrasound procedure at Columbus OB/GYN is performed by our skilled ultrasound technicians, who specialize in obstetric and gynecological imaging. Here’s what you can expect during the procedure:
The ultrasound technician will gently move a handheld device called a transducer over the area of interest. The transducer emits and receives sound waves, capturing the echoes and producing real-time images on a monitor.
The ultrasound technician will analyze the images in real-time and may take specific measurements or capture still images for further evaluation by our healthcare providers.
After the ultrasound procedure, our healthcare providers will review the images and discuss the results with you. They will explain the findings, answer any questions you may have, and provide appropriate recommendations or treatment options based on the results.
Ultrasound imaging offers numerous benefits, including:
Ultrasounds are non-invasive, meaning they do not require any incisions or needles. It is a safe and painless procedure that does not involve ionizing radiation.
Ultrasounds provide real-time images, allowing our healthcare providers to visualize the structures as they move and function.
Ultrasounds are commonly performed during pregnancy to monitor fetal development. They have been extensively studied and have not been found to cause any harm to the mother or the baby when used appropriately.
If you require an ultrasound for diagnostic purposes or as part of your prenatal care, Columbus OB/GYN is here to provide comprehensive imaging services. Our skilled team of professionals will ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure, and our experienced healthcare providers will interpret the results and guide you through any necessary next steps.
Contact Columbus OB/GYN today to schedule your ultrasound appointment and experience compassionate care backed by advanced ultrasound technology.