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is transvaginal ultrasound more accurate than a pelvic ultrasound

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nagesh Ragavendra
50 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience in Radiology
Normal variation: The position of the ovaries varies quite a bit from women to women within the pelvis. Secondly, gas within adjacent bowel loops will distort ultrasou ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
We use more CT: Pelvic nodes that serve the ovaries are generally deep and can be hidden by bowel gas on U/S. For node biopsy, some folks do have some success with U ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Bream
24 years experience in Radiology
Transvaginal: The transnational probe gives much higher resolution images of the uterus and ovaries. This has to do with the higher frequency of the probe and close ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
FOR WHAT?: We need to know what it is that you are trying to evaluate.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
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.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Depends: If the bladder is well distended so as to provide a "window" to see the ovary, the transabdominal ultrasound may be sufficient.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Early sonograms are more accurate than lmp.
A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
23 years experience in Radiology
3D: 3d ultrasounds should be covered by your insurance. If not some offices may charge extra for it. It is sometimes necessary to have 3d to better eval ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience in Radiology
Depends: Different places charge different amts for things. 3-d ultrasounds are generally more of a gimmick for parents to see their babies. They rarely provid ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience in Family Medicine
Less radiation: There is no radiation exposure from an ultrasound, while CT has moderate radiation risk. Usually, US gives the info needed with lower cost and no radi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience in Hospital-based practice
What do you mean?: Radiologists are doctors who can "read" ultrasound - by which doctors mean, "interpret the images for medical use." An ultrasound technician is NOT li ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience in General Surgery
It depends: Transvag us exam is an excellent tool to examine pelvic and lower abdonimal organs. Depends on the target of interest (ovary, appendix...) and the di ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience in Radiology
Ultrasound: Is the preferred method for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm as it is less expensive and involves no ionizing radiation. If aortic enlargement ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ultrasound: is more accurate as it can "see" the baby and detect signs of life
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A member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience in Radiology
See answer: Transvaginal us is “closer” to the target organs – the uterus and ovaries - and usually demonstrates them in better detail.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
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 ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
25 years experience in Gynecology
Vaginal ultrasound: A probe is inserted in vagina and pictures taken gives closed pictures of uterus and ovaries more details then oute side placed probe on belly.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience in Vascular Surgery
No: Ultrasound is very reliable for screening of aortic size, plus it is far less expensive than mri. Mri and ct are better if you are planning surgery on ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Testicular us looks for abnormalities of the testicle. Transrectal us is used to evaluate either the anal sphincter mechanism or stage rectal rumors.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unfortunately Yes: Us cannot DX ovarian cancer, simply show signs which may be associated with it. Us may show thickened cyst walls, nodules, septations, or abnormal blo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
18 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Not usually: The only time an ultrasound is more helpful if when the exact timing of the period is not known, especially with irregular periods. Then the ultrasoun ... Read More
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