An ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic test produced by sound waves formed into energy. These sound waves produce results that are converted into images of the internal organs or, in the case of a pregnancy, the fetus within the womb. During an ultrasound, the administrator will apply a gel to the skin of the patient, and gently move a transponder over the skin to obtain the images needed to determine the health of the internal organs.
Gynecological ultrasounds assess a woman’s pelvic organs, and can help a doctor diagnose problems like cancer, uterine fibroids, uterine polyps, and ovarian cysts, among other
Patients generally do not feel much, if any, discomfort during this non-invasive procedure. However, based on a patient’s health or medical condition, there may be considerations that a doctor will discuss prior to the test.