Ultrasounds are one of the safest and most common imaging tests that help with diagnostic evaluations and monitor your baby during pregnancy. With the help of the skilled technicians and women’s health providers at Habersham OBGYN in Demorest, Georgia, you can get your ultrasound testing and results under one roof. If you’re in need of an ultrasound, click on the online booking tool to schedule today. You can also call to book an appointment by phone.
An ultrasound is a common imaging method. Also known as a sonogram, this type of imaging doesn’t involve the use of radiation (unlike an X-ray). Instead, an ultrasound uses sound waves to create images.
The handheld transducer tool sends high-frequency sound waves through your skin and into your internal cavity. These sound waves bounce off of internal structures and send them to a computer, which, in turn, creates the images that appear on the monitor.
Habersham OBGYN is home to an ultrasound expert who has been certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine for over 20 years. All ultrasounds from Habersham OBGYN are performed right in the office.
You may need to slip into a hospital gown if you’re wearing restrictive clothing. Once you’re comfortable, your technician applies a clear gel to your pelvic area or abdomen. This gel prevents air pockets and helps sound waves travel through more clearly.
Next, they glide the transducer over your pelvic region or abdomen. This is known as an abdominal ultrasound and is commonly used during pregnancy.
For diagnostic purposes, including pelvic pain and infertility, you may need a transvaginal ultrasound. This type of ultrasound works in the same manner except your provider slips a thin transducer wand into your vagina. In either case — sometimes you need both types — an ultrasound takes just a few minutes.
Little-to-no preparation is necessary for an ultrasound. Your doctor may just request that you arrive with a full bladder. This helps push up your reproductive organs so they can see internal structures more clearly. The team at Habersham OBGYN lets you know if this applies to you.
It depends on the reason for your ultrasound. For pregnancy sonograms, for instance, your dedicated physician at Habersham OBGYN can talk with you about what they see during your exam. You leave that day knowing more information about your growing baby.
If you need a diagnostic ultrasound, your doctor may be able to provide same-day answers. But if you also needed laboratory testing, your physician might need a few days to analyze the results of your lab and your imaging test, so they can provide you with more thorough diagnostic results.
Habersham OBGYN provides high-definition ultrasound imaging. Find out more information by booking an evaluation either online or over the phone today.