Pelvic Sonography

Pelvic sonography, also called ultrasound imaging, is a non-invasive procedure that uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body without subjecting that patient to ionizing radiation used in x-rays. During a pelvic sonogram, images detailing the female pelvic organs and structures, like the uterus, ovaries and cervix, are captured in real time, and are immediately visible to doctors on a video display screen. This instantaneous image will even capture blood flowing through blood vessels.

pelvic-sonography Overall, there are three different types of pelvic sonography, although only two are used in women: abdominal and vaginal. A pelvic sonogram is most commonly used in women to examine the fallopian tubes, uterus, ovaries, cervix or bladder, and can also be used to monitor the development of a fetus during pregnancy. This type of examination can aid in the diagnosis of symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain, and can identify certain medical issues like ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids.

On its own, pelvic sonography is considered one of the most useful imaging modalities available in the assessment of certain gynecologic problems in women, and can be used in combination with other tests to more accurately diagnose and treat medical conditions in patients. The procedure is safe and widely-used, and our medical professionals at GREFI provide pelvic sonography to patients throughout Puerto Rico.

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