The pelvic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create an image representative of the internal anatomy. In this procedure, a gel is spread over the skin (over the area to be scanned) and a small hand held transducer, which emits high frequency sound waves is used. The transducer is then passed over the surface of the lower abdomen which is a painless procedure. In females, a vaginal transducer may be used.
The information gathered using this technique is of the highest quality.
Here is a listing of some organs that can be visualized for any abnormality:
This test is helpful in evaluating patients with pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, lack of menstrual flow, and pelvic masses. This test aids in the evaluation of the following problems: