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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Overview)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical and minimally invasive procedures.


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Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Pregnancy ultrasound dating accuracy?

Earlier the better: In the first trimester (< 14 wks) it's accurate within days. The later in pregnancy, the more inaccurate it is to date a pregnancy. Roughly, if an ultrasound differs by a week in the first trimester, dates are changed. 2 weeks for second trimester & 3 wks difference in the third trimester to change the due date compared to an lmp due date. Always keep the earliest us edc, it should never change. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
2,309 doctors shared insights

Sonogram (Overview)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical and minimally invasive procedures.


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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Perhaps: Kyl: at that early stage we may see a decidual (pregnancy) reaction in the uterus and a small gestational sac. We would not be able to see the actual fetal pole or heartbeat that early. A scan at 7-8 weeks would be best to document a good, viable pregnancy with a heartbeat. ...Read more

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What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

In the vagina: The transducer is introduced into the vagina to allow it to be next to the pelic contents. ...Read more

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Would an pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound or cat scan show up a miscarriage?

Would an pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal ultrasound or cat scan show up a miscarriage?

Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more

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Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Is transvaginal ultrasound accurate in detecting early pregnancy?

Yes: At 5-6 weeks a gestational sac and pregnancy reaction can be seen. At about 7 weeks a tiny fetal pole and heartbeat can be seen. At less than 5 weeks, nothing may be seen so would need to check blood and urine results before planning for sono. ...Read more

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Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

Is testicular ultrasound a transrectal ultrasound!?

No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors. ...Read more

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Transvaginal sonogram safe if placenta previa?

Transvaginal sonogram safe if placenta previa?

Yes.: A transvaginal sonogram is typically the best way to diagnose placenta previa. The exam should be gentle and fairly fast. There may be some spotting after the exam. But, it is considered safe. ...Read more

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Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis ?

Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more

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What is transvaginal ultrasound in pregnancy>?

Ultrasound pelvis: This exam technique is used primarily in the first trimester to give us a more detailed and accurate assessment of the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound safe for fetus?

Doppler ultrasound: A doppler ultrasound is used to measure flow. It uses sound waves and doesn't hurt the fetus at all. ...Read more

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Are transvaginal ultrasounds accurate concerning due date ?

Are transvaginal ultrasounds accurate concerning due date ?

Yes: Transvaginal ultrasound is usually done in the first trimester (12 weeks). Generally, early ultrasounds are more accurate for dating. than late ultrasounds. ...Read more

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Are transvaginal ultrasounds more accurate in dating than abdominal ultrasounds?

Are transvaginal ultrasounds more accurate in dating than abdominal ultrasounds?

Depends: On the size if the baby. Transabominally is fine as the baby increases in size. If it is really small then tv is bettet. ...Read more

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How much pelvic ultrasound costs if pregnancy ultrasound?

Call: Doctor's office, hospital, or imaging center to find out what they charge. ...Read more

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Can trans-vaginal ultrasounds pick your LMP date?

Can trans-vaginal ultrasounds pick your LMP date?

No: If you are pregnant and you don't know when was you lmp and ultrasound can help determine gestational age but it does not tell you when was you lmp. ...Read more

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Could a trans-vaginal ultrasound detect endometrial hyperplasia?

Could a trans-vaginal ultrasound detect endometrial hyperplasia?

Hard to be certain: Ultrasound is never 100%, but several findings are suspicious for endometrial hyperplasia or even cancer. For instance, if your lining is excessively thick for your age or if there is a suspicious mass seen within the uterine cavity on the sonogram, hyperplasia or cancer may be present. However, other findings can cause similar images on sonogram. Also, diagnosis can only be made with a biopsy. ...Read more

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What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Sono in vagina: It is an ultrasound done by placing the probe into the vagina to allow a more accurate view of the pelvic anatomy. ...Read more

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Does a pelvic transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

No: A transvaginal ultrasound is done by inserting an ultrasound probe into the vagina to better evaluate the pelvic organs. Lubrication is applied to the top of the probe to ease insertion. An ultrasound should not be painful. Some women describe a "pressure" sensation but pain should not be experienced. ...Read more

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