Ultrasound in Akron, OH
Ultrasound provides your OBGYN views of your pelvic organs and / or your pregnancy. This type of imaging uses sound waves, not radiation, therefore is safe and painless. A sonographer, or US tech, is available at both our office locations to perform these scans, obtaining images for your physician to help care for you.
Types of Ultrasounds
- Transabdominal ultrasound involves gel on the lower abdomen, while pressure is applied with a transducer.
Transvaginal ultrasound uses a transducer that is inserted into the vaginal canal to obtain images of pelvic organs.
Patients receiving an ultrasound during a gynecologic visit will typically have both a transabdominal ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound to allow us to image both the uterus and the ovaries. Obstetric patients will typically have a first trimester ultrasound and an anatomy scan around 20 weeks.
How To Prepare
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
- A full bladder is required for patients that are not pregnant for the transabdominal ultrasound. Patients will be able to use the restroom prior to the transvaginal ultrasound.
What To Expect
For obstetric first trimester ultrasounds, the scan to confirm pregnancy, location, viability, and dating will take about 5-10 minutes. You will then be asked to leave a urine sample. We will provide you with images of your test. Photo or video of the testing is not permitted.
For gynecologic patients, your ultrasound will take less than 30 minutes and results will be given by a phone call after your gynecologist has read the report.