At The Wright Center for Women’s Health, we have a very robust and advanced Sonography Department — beyond what you would typically see in a traditional OB-GYN department.
We have a total of six sonographers with a diverse, vast, and very thorough background. Our staff participates in monthly trainings geared directly toward ultrasound education and reviewing complex ultrasound cases as a team.
Each member of our team is Nuchal Translucency Certified and RDMS certified. We have a 3D4D ultrasound and we use Trice, which is brand new technology allowing parents to receive photos of their babies right on their mobile devices.
At The Wright Center, we use also use ultrasound guidance as an additional measure with many of our procedures such as IUD placements and biopsies to ensure extra safety during these procedures.
Ultrasound for a Healthy Pelvis
There are many different issues that can affect women’s gynecological organs. Women can have fibroids, ovarian cysts, abscesses, uterine anomalies, misplaced IUDs that cause pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, annoying bleeding, urinary symptoms, pregnancy abnormalities, infertility and possibly cancer.
What has been tried?
Many times women go to the doctor for years and never have any evaluation of their pelvis other than a bimanual and speculum exam. These methods can miss many of the ailments that can affect a woman’s most vital organs.
What is new?
Using pelvic ultrasound as a screening tool can not only detect many missed conditions that can potentially have adverse effects for a woman but also can be a baseline for anything that comes up in the future. Let’s say one day you do start having pain, heavy bleeding or difficulty getting pregnant and there is something seen on ultrasound. Is this new? Or has it been there for the past 1-0 years and you just didn’t know due to inadequate testing?
What is it?
A routine screening pelvic ultrasound is a safe, diagnostic exam that requires little to no preparation. You come into the office with a comfortably full bladder and it is a two-part exam that takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes. You get undressed from the waist down and an external transducer is placed on your lower abdomen, then a smaller probe with a protective cover is placed into the vagina. There is no radiation involved in ultrasound and most patients find the exam to be painless. Pelvic ultrasound is the best form of imaging for female gynecological organs.
What is possible?
By having a pelvic ultrasound you can learn if there are any of the many problems or abnormalities that can afflict the pelvic organs causing you issues you have had or may have in the future. Or you can have the reassurance that your gynecological organs are healthy and normal. Here at The Wright Center, we know how important this information is to every woman to know all about your body and health. We recommend that you have the pelvic ultrasound yearly but you can request to have one at any time. Having this vital information can mean the difference of living with something that could’ve otherwise been treated and prevented and the knowledge of being your healthiest self.