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In-Office Ultrasound Specialists

North Atlanta Women's Specialists -  - Obstetrics

North Atlanta Women's Specialists

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Atlanta, Duluth & Marietta, GA

To better understand the cause of your gynecological symptoms, the team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists performs an in-office ultrasound. The painless, diagnostic imaging test allows the team to evaluate your reproductive organs to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. They also utilize it to monitor the health of your baby during pregnancy. The practice has an East Cobb office in Marietta, Johns Creek office in Duluth, and Northside and Midtown offices in Atlanta, Georgia, so help is never far away. For comprehensive care, contact your nearest office by phone or book an appointment online today.

In-Office Ultrasound Q & A

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging test that uses sound waves to generate images of your internal organs. During the test, an ultrasound technician uses a transducer that transmits sound waves into your body, which bounce off your organs and return to the transducer. 

The information gathered from the transducer is sent to a computer program that translates the information into images displayed on a computer monitor. 

In-office ultrasound for women may include:

  • Transabdominal Ultrasound: During an abdominal ultrasound, the ultrasound technician places the transducer over your abdominal area to generate images of your internal organs.
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: During a transvaginal ultrasound, the technician inserts a special transducer into your vaginal canal to evaluate your reproductive organs.

Why Would I Need an In-Office Ultrasound?

The team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists may recommend an in-office ultrasound for many reasons. The noninvasive diagnostic procedure can confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as:

  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Structural abnormalities
  • Cause of pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding

Ultrasound is also part of the obstetrics services at North Atlanta Women's Specialists. The team may perform the in-office procedure to confirm pregnancy and monitor the growth of your baby.

How Many Ultrasounds Do I Need During Pregnancy?

The number of ultrasounds you need during pregnancy depends on your specific needs. In general, you can expect an in-office ultrasound at your first prenatal appointment to confirm pregnancy and estimate the due date. 

The team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists may conduct a second ultrasound during your second trimester to evaluate your baby, your uterus, and the position of your placenta. 

The team also uses in-office ultrasound testing to perform pregnancy screenings, such as a nuchal translucency ultrasound or chorionic villus sampling (CVS).

What Happens During an In-Office Ultrasound?

The specifics of your ultrasound depend on the type of ultrasound you need and the reason for the testing. The team at North Atlanta Women's Specialists provides details about what you can expect during your initial evaluation. 

However, in-office ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless test that doesn’t require special preparation or downtime afterward, unless directed otherwise by your OB/GYN.

North Atlanta Women's Specialists dedicates its practice to ensure you get the comprehensive care you need when you visit, which includes convenient in-office ultrasound. 

For expert women’s health care, call the office nearest you, or use the online tool to schedule an appointment today.