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.
Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound: A pelvic ultrasound 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 are 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: Performed with an endovaginal probe, this exam is commonly performed to view the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium, and the ovaries. Transvaginal ultrasound also evaluates the myometrium (muscular walls of the uterus).
First Trimester Ultrasound: In the first trimester, we are able to determine how far along you are (gestational age), 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 fetal neck and is used to screen for chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome. Our 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, internal organ systems of your baby, as well as growth measurements. This provides information about your baby’s development.
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.