An ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that is able to monitor body parts without requiring surgical intervention. It utilizes a small, wand-like device to transmit sound waves through the body in order to create a diagram of the organs, tissues, developing baby, or body structure. It allows the doctor to have a look at the existing system without causing pain or discomfort. It is frequently performed during routine wellness checkups. If complications are noticed, a doctor may then perform a small incision to take a tissue sample for greater analysis in the lab. This is uncommon, though, and most women will only receive the ultrasound.
Patients are able to have ultrasounds at the Leavitt Women’s Healthcare offices. The patient lies on an examination table with the belly exposed. An ultrasound technician places a gel on the skin to amplify the sound waves emitted by the ultrasound want. The wand is then placed directly on the skin and transmitted through the body. Through the readings on the screen, the doctor is able to monitor the pregnancy on a computer screen. This procedure does not typically take long, and the patient can bring a partner, family member, or friend with them to the procedure. The doctors at Leavitt Women’s Healthcare are skilled in providing ultrasounds and do so with the highest degree of care and professionalism for each of their patients.
Typically, there is nothing special to do to prepare for an ultrasound. Once in the office, a patient will change into a dressing gown for their examination or open her shirt to reveal her abdomen. During the procedure, a woman is usually required to lie face-up on an examination table. Additionally, your doctor may have some orders that will need to be followed depending on the type of scan indicated.
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