Ultrasounds create images of the inside of your body, allowing your health care provider to diagnose various health issues and monitor prenatal development. At Women's Preventive Healthcare in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Sumeeta Nanda, MD, FACOG, and Hoda Maarouf, MD, FACOG, offer various ultrasound services, including 3D and 4D ultrasounds for detailed images. Call the practice or schedule an ultrasound online today.
An ultrasound is a medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves and their echoes to create images of your internal organs. The process is noninvasive and often takes less than a half-hour of your time.
The Women's Preventive Healthcare team offers traditional, transvaginal, and advanced 3D and 4D ultrasound options.
The team uses ultrasound imaging for many reasons. For example, ultrasounds are often used during pregnancy to monitor the development of your baby.
Most women have ultrasounds around 8-12 weeks to determine a due date and at 20 weeks, where some parents find out the baby’s sex. You might need more frequent ultrasounds if you have a high-risk pregnancy.
The team also uses ultrasound to diagnose the cause of symptoms, such as pelvic pain, abnormal periods, and fertility issues. Ultrasounds can help your provider identify polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, and fallopian tube blockages.
An ultrasound is entirely noninvasive and painless. After checking in with the friendly front office staff, you meet with an ultrasound technician in a treatment room. You might need to undress and put a hospital gown on so the technician can create clear images.
The ultrasound technician applies a clear gel to the skin on your abdomen. The gel helps the handheld transducer wand glide over your skin smoothly, which helps create clear images. You might feel some pressure from the transducer. During a transvaginal ultrasound, they insert a special transducer into your vaginal canal.
The wand sends high-frequency sound waves into your body and collects their echoes as the sound waves bounce off your internal organs. The device transmits this information to a computer that creates images from inside your body on a computer screen.
Traditional ultrasounds create two-dimensional images, but the team also offers 3D ultrasounds for more detailed pictures and 4D video ultrasounds. Many expecting mothers prefer 3D and 4D ultrasounds because of the more-detailed first look at their baby.
Ultrasounds are completely safe. They don't use any radiation or require anesthesia. The sound waves are not dangerous and can't hurt you or your baby.
If you need an ultrasound, call Women's Preventive Healthcare or make an appointment online today.