What is Ultrasound Imaging?
With an in-depth view of your female reproductive organs with ultrasounds, our team at Essential Women's Health Associates can produce images from inside your body. Whether you need an ultrasound for pregnancy or diagnostic service, we conveniently have an ultrasound machine on-site for your appointment. Your ultrasound and sonogram are much more than just a picture of your pelvic area. For pregnant women, we are able to show you that there is a baby inside of you, determine how old, how long, and how healthy the fetus (or multiples) may be. It also allows your OBGYN to take a closer look at the shape and position of your cervix, the fetus, the placenta, and the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding your baby in your womb.
If you are having an ultrasound for diagnostic reasons, your OBGYN can have a unique view of your bladder, cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and uterus. Some of the things we look for in a vaginal ultrasound for women are fibroids, cysts, polyps, scar tissues, and cancers. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for an ultrasound at our Las Vegas or Henderson, NV office.
Ultrasound Imaging Reviews
"I met Dr Brill under unfortunate circumstances. I had been to an elective ultrasound where they could no longer find the baby so I made a last minute appointment and Dr Brill was the physician with an opening. Let me say that he was very professional and sympathetic to my situation. He begged the ultrasound tech to squeeze me in so we could get the best images possible. Unfortunately the baby was absorbed and I was no longer pregnant. I also saw him weeks later for a follow up appointment in which he was very kind and took plenty of time to talk with me and answer questions. He is a very diligent and thorough doctor and I appreciated his bedside manner."- S.B. / Yelp / Mar 05, 2019
"I consider myself fortunate to have been recommended to Dr. Ivie for a follow-up regarding a pelvic ultrasound that showed abnormal findings. From the moment I met Dr. Ivie, she put me at ease, spent a lot of time explaining the findings in simple terms, and did a follow-up examination. I left her office grateful for the appointment with her. I shall use Dr. Ivie as my gynecologist and would highly recommend her to others."- L. / Healthgrades / Jan 22, 2016
"Dr. Pack has been a great doctor to me. We has been my OB for a very short time but he’s always been very compassionate and caring. About a month ago he delivered my youngest boy and all went very smoothly. My care during my pregnancy was perfect. I have absolutely no complaints.I thought it was wonderful that didn’t have to go anywhere for my blood tests, glucose test or first ultrasound. All was done in the same office, which is very convenient.I also have to comment on the review about him treating patients a particular way based on their profession. I’m also a "homemaker" and he as well as his staff always treated me kindly."- H.M. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2012
"Dr. Schoenhaus remembered me from 4 years ago, she was very caring and compassionate. She was also very thorough and ordered new bloodwork and ultrasound immediately. "- P. / Healthgrades / Jun 23, 2023
What type of Ultrasound do I need?
In a pelvic ultrasound, the ultrasound tech will put the technology on your skin of the abdomen to see your female organs in the pelvic area. This is a noninvasive imaging session that is quick yet may not be in-depth enough for your diagnostic assessment.
Similar to the pelvic ultrasound, a transabdominal ultrasound will create images with a wider perspective of your female organs.
Usually the best quality picture, the 3D ultrasound will give you much more detail than a sonogram. You may want to see what your baby looks like, but the 3D ultrasound can also be used to detect abnormalities in your female organs and some birth defects.
If you would like to see your baby moving inside your womb or need to see movement in your uterus, then you may benefit from the 4D moving (video) ultrasound.
If you need to see the size of your blood vessels or how the blood is flowing to your growing baby, we can use a Doppler ultrasound for this test.
Transvaginal ultrasounds are produced by the technology with a transducer. The transducer is a wand-like device that has to be inserted into the vagina. Images can be taken within your body and examined closely for your treatment planning.
What to expect during an ultrasound
Family members can accompany you to a pregnancy checkup and ultrasound (as long as you are comfortable with someone else in the room). Your family is welcome at Essential Women's Health Associates to attend your appointments. We do ask that the number of visitors is limited in our office to keep your appointment time running on schedule. In addition, if you are having an ultrasound for a diagnostic test and wish for someone close to you to be with you, we can arrange that for you, too.
Ultrasound Imaging FAQ
Are there any preparations required for an ultrasound?
The preparation for an ultrasound test depends on the specific area of the body being examined. In some cases, you may be asked to fast for a certain period of time before the test. Our team at Essential Women's Health Associates in Las Vegas, NV will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for the ultrasound, such as avoiding eating or drinking prior to the test.
What are the common uses of ultrasound imaging?
Ultrasound imaging has a wide range of applications in medical diagnostics. It is commonly used to evaluate the abdomen, pelvis, heart, blood vessels, thyroid gland, breasts, and musculoskeletal system. It is also used during pregnancy to monitor the development and health of the fetus.
How long does an ultrasound test take?
The duration of an ultrasound can vary depending on the area being examined and the complexity of the case. Generally, an ultrasound exam can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. The procedure is typically painless and does not require any recovery time.
Schedule an ultrasound
We want to make your gynecological or obstetrical experience as comfortable and easy on you as possible. Please call and schedule your appointment. Our ultrasounds are at both of our Las Vegas and Henderson, NV locations at Essential Women's Health Associates.