The Ultrasound Department
Enjoy the convenience of having your ultrasound in the same office as your physician. We can usually schedule your ultrasound appointment the same day as your visit with the doctor. Each physician then has the opportunity to review the ultrasound images and review the report with you during your appointment.
We provide several different types of ultrasounds in the office.
Pelvic ultrasounds visualize the uterus and ovaries. This type of ultrasound may be useful in diagnosing pelvic pain, heavy bleeding, ovarian cysts, and many other gynecologic problems.
We offer early Nuchal Translucency Screening to our obstetrical patients. NT screening is a prenatal screening test, not a diagnostic test, that can estimate your risk for 3 chromosome conditions. It consists of an early 11-13 week ultrasound combined with a blood test to estimate the chance of an infant with Down’s syndrome, Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 13. If identified as having an increased risk for any of these chromosomal abnormalities, a woman can then pursue further testing to rule out a problem.
We also offer Second trimester fetal scans with 3D and 4D. This scan helps our doctors determine if you baby is developing normally, the location of the placenta and baby’s sex if you would like to know. It also helps to identify any possible fetal abnormalities. With 3D and 4D it may be possible for you to see your baby’s face for the first time.
How to prepare:
- Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing.
- Most of our exams are done with an empty bladder.
- We do allow other family members to accompany you for the exam. However; please remember that this is a detailed examination requiring concentration by your sonographer, so please use your discretion.
Our staff is all Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers with many years of experience in Obstetrical and Gynecologic Ultrasound.
We use state of the art GE E8 ultrasound machines.
Our Ultrasound Imaging Department is also accredited with the American College of Radiology.
AAOBGYN Ultrasound team is excited to provide you with our Mobile Baby service.
This service allows you to access your baby’s pictures and video clips through a secured link on the web enabling you to view or share them on the web, any smartphone, and email. You can even post them on your Facebook account if you wish to do so.
The link will be active for three months, allowing you to forward the link and download the images as many times as you wish.
If you would like to use the Mobile Baby service, please ask our staff for a copy of the Patient Disclaimer and Authorization and then fill out the consent form and give it to your sonographer when she takes you back for your exam.
Our sonographers will be happy to answer any additional questions regarding the Mobile Baby service.
The cost of this service is $18 for each ultrasound visit or $32 for two or more studies. Please note that these are diagnostic exams. Fees will be collected the same day at checkout.
If you opt not to use Mobile Baby, our sonographers can provide you with up to four black and white print outs of your baby per ultrasound visit.
Please remember that no recording devices of any kind are allowed in the exam rooms.