Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound

Imaging Center in Pasadena, CA

What is Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB)?

(Ultrasound-Pelvis, Pelvic Ultrasonography, Pelvic Sonography, Pelvic Scan, Gynecologic Ultrasound, Transabdominal Ultrasound)

Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB) is a medical imaging technique that uses sound waves to create detailed images of the female organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. It is a non-invasive procedure that provides valuable information to healthcare professionals for diagnosing and monitoring conditions affecting the pelvic area.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule a Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB).

Exam Preparation

How to prepare for your Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB)?

The preparation for a Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB) can vary based on the specific organs being examined and the reason for the ultrasound. Here are some general guidelines that you might be asked to follow when preparing for a Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound:

Your healthcare provider or Sono Center Medical Group will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for the ultrasound. Make sure to follow these instructions carefully.

Drink a minimum of 24 ounces of clear fluid at least one hour before your appointment. Do not empty your bladder until after the exam.

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is easy to remove. In some cases, you might be asked to change into a gown provided by us.

Take your regular medications as prescribed, unless your healthcare provider instructs you otherwise.

A provider’s referral is required to schedule any imaging study. If you do not have a provider referral, Sono Center can assist with scheduling a telehealth consultation for you (independent healthcare provider belonging to an external network). If you have any relevant medical history, previous imaging results, or physician referrals, please bring them with you to the appointment.

Remember that the specific instructions for preparation can vary, so it’s important to follow the guidelines provided by your healthcare provider and Sono Center Medical Group. If you’re uncertain about any aspect of the preparation, don’t hesitate to contact us or your healthcare provider for clarification. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort, please contact your healthcare provider immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

Ultrasound Procedure

What to expect during your Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB) procedure?

During a Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB) procedure, you can expect the following steps and experiences:

Begin by wearing loose clothes. In some cases, we may ask you to change into a gown. You will be asked to lie on your back on an examination table and will need to expose the area of your lower abdomen that is being examined.

A clear, water-based gel is applied to the skin over the area of your lower abdomen that will be examined. This gel helps to create a smooth surface and facilitate the transmission of sound waves between the transducer and your skin.

The ultrasound technologist will use a handheld device called a transducer. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that are used to create images of the internal structures. The technologist will move the transducer gently across your lower abdomen. They might press slightly to get a better view of certain organs.

The sonographer will adjust the position of the transducer to capture images of specific organs and structures within the pelvis, such as the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and surrounding tissues. You may be asked to hold your breath briefly during image capture to reduce any movement that could affect image quality.

The technologist might take screenshots or measurements of specific areas of interest within your Pelvic, and surrounding areas for later evaluation by a radiologist.

Once all the necessary images have been obtained, you may wipe off the gel from your skin. You can then go about your normal activities.

A Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound typically takes about 30 minutes to complete.

After the procedure, the images and findings of your Pelvic Transabdominal Ultrasound (Non-OB) will be reviewed by a radiologist, who will generate a report for your healthcare provider. We will share the report with you via a HIPAA compliant email, as well as fax the report to your healthcare provider. You must follow up with your healthcare provider for a clinical exam based on your concern and to review your results . It is important for you to understand that you may have problems, disease, or abnormalities, but this study may not find them. You may need additional imaging or tests.

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