Ultrasound Exams During Pregnancy and More
The Gabrielson Clinic for Women offers a variety of ultrasound exams by Registered Sonographers who give you accurate and trusted pictures of your health, and/or the health of your baby.
All ultrasound exams are noninvasive and produce images that help our physicians determine causes of pain, routine checks, and development checks and screens of your baby.
Types of Pelvic Ultrasounds:
Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound: This exam allows for visualization of the anatomy and possible abnormalities of the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Common reasons for a pelvic ultrasound to be performed include pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding or other menstrual problems, palpable pelvic mass, fibroids, and ovarian cysts. They are also commonly performed for live visualization of IUD placement and to check IUD placement post-procedure.
Transvaginal Pelvic Ultrasound: This exam is performed with an endovaginal probe, this screening test is commonly performed to view the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, and the ovaries. The pelvic transvaginal ultrasound also evaluates the myometrium (muscular walls of the uterus).
Ultrasounds for Pregnancy:
Whether you are experiencing your first pregnancy ultrasound or have been through multiple pregnancies, the Gabrielson Clinic for Women provides exceptional health care for women every step of the way. Learn more about what to expect during each trimester screening.
First Trimester Ultrasound: In the first trimester, we are able to determine how far along you are (gestational age) and if the baby’s heart is beating (viability). Depending on gestational age, we may also perform a basic anatomic survey.
Nuchal Translucency Measurement: This is a measurement of the fluid in the back of the baby’s neck and is used to screen for chromosomal abnormalities like Down Syndrome. Our medical sonographers who perform nuchal translucency ultrasounds have specialized training specifically for this measurement.
Second Trimester Anatomy Ultrasound: In the second trimester we obtain a detailed view of the fetal environment, the internal organ systems of your baby, and growth measurements. This medical imaging provides information about your baby’s development.
Third Trimester Ultrasound: Not all pregnant women receive an ultrasound during the third trimester. An ultrasound can be performed during the third trimester if:
- The mother is experiencing uncomfortable symptoms
- The fetus is not moving as normal
- A fetal abnormality was noted on an earlier ultrasound
- A variety of other reasons
Talk with your provider to discuss what is best for you and your baby.
Biophysical Profile: In the third trimester, your provider may request testing to make sure your baby is not under stress. The BPP is an ultrasound exam that evaluates the amniotic fluid level, fetal tone, breathing, and movements.
For more information about our ultrasound technologies or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.