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Do ultrasound techs see prenatal patients for pregnancy ultrasound or does the obgyn normally do them?

Do ultrasound techs see prenatal patients for pregnancy ultrasound or does the obgyn normally do them?

It depends: It depends on the setting. In some practices your OB will do your initial ultrasound. Generally, for your detailed anatomy scan around15wks - 20wks gest age, a tech will perform the scan and a radiologist will review the scan and give your OB a report. The tech has special training in this area and is usually very good at scanning. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do you become an ultrasound technician?

How do you become an  ultrasound technician?

Apply: To ultrasound tech school. I believe it's a two year program. ...Read more

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Doctor did a pelvic exam and ultrasound - found an enlarged ovary. What will they do next?

Doctor did a pelvic exam and ultrasound - found an enlarged ovary. What will they do next?

It depends: It depends on whether the ultrasound showed some kind of cyst or other type of growth in the ovary. A cyst is often just watched for several cycles, unless it is very large, whereas a solid growth is usually removed, to be sure it is benign. ...Read more

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What do doctors look for when performing a renal ultrasound?

What do doctors look for when performing a renal ultrasound?

Renal ultrasound: Sonographic imaging of the kidney can reveal a number of conditions. It screens for congenital abnormalities of the kidney as well as obstruction, tumors, cysts and larger kidney. Abnormalities found with renal ultrasound offer require more sophisticated forms of imaging to clarify. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Where do I go to get a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Abdominal ultrasound: Transabdominal ultrasounds ordered by your physician could be done at most hospital radiology departments or at large medical groups. They require that you have a full bladder. Normally the ordering physician would make recommendations at to choices of facilities to perform the ultrasound. ...Read more

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How do MFMs determine whether to perform a transcervical or transabdominal CVS for a pregnant patient?

How do MFMs determine whether to perform a transcervical or transabdominal CVS for a pregnant patient?

Experience: MFMs do what they are most experienced in: some in transcervical cvs, others in transabdominal; some have experience in both. ...Read more

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How do doctors get the sex wrong on a sonogram / ultrasound ?

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How do doctors get the sex wrong on a sonogram / ultrasound ?

Not always easy 2 do: Best images of a fetus are obtained by being able to get multiple views of the baby 'parts'/in right position/through thin layers of the abdominal wall of the expectant woman. It is best to not get the family excited and expect that gender will be determined on an early ultrasound. If 'boy parts' are seen in the second or third trimester, then it probably is a boy. What does this photo tell y'all? ...Read more

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When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

Part of complete u/s: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more

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12 week vacuum abortion procedure done a week ago, will obgyn be able to detect on ultrasound or will it look like a miscarriage?

12 week vacuum abortion procedure done a week ago, will obgyn be able to detect on ultrasound or will it look like a miscarriage?

Like a miscarriage: As long as the abortion was performed correctly, the only thing visible on sonogram now should be some leftover blood clots (similar to a recent miscarriage). Your uterus will still be enlarged compared to a non-pregnant uterus. And there will still be pregnancy hormone (HCG) in your blood. Honestly, your OB/Gyn will not judge you for having an abortion if that's what you're worried about. ...Read more

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How do they calculate how many weeks pregnant you are in an ultrasound?

How do they calculate how many weeks pregnant you are in an ultrasound?

Measurements: During an ultrasound of a pregnant woman various measurements are done including the diameter of the baby's head, the circumference of the head and belly, and the length of arm and leg bones. How many weeks the baby is can be determined by those measurements. The earlier an ultrasound is the more accurate it is. ...Read more

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How many weeks do u have to be to detect the baby on a sonogram ?

How many weeks do u have to be to detect the baby on a sonogram ?

6-7 weeks: As early as 6-7 weeks. It will detect gestational sac. ...Read more

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When do they need a CT or MRI to detect ivh?

When do they need a CT or MRI to detect ivh?

For a term, rarely: If a term or a late preterm infant is stable enough to be transported to ct or MRI area, and less than 4 days old, ct is preferred. Otherwise MRI is the best. They are recommended if the infant has seizures, extreme lethargy or irritability, recurrent apnea (forget to breath), evidence of trauma (like head injury from forceps or vacuum delivery), suspected shaken baby syndrome, CNS infections etc. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound techs tell you if everythings ok?

No: The physician should review the images and determine the results, taking into account the technologist's impression. It is not appropriate for the ultrasound tech to attempt to make a final diagnosis or determination of results. ...Read more

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How quickly would an internal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

How quickly would an internal ultrasound detect pregnancy?

4th week or so: During the 4th week, the gestational sac may be visualized. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

What to do if I had a mammo ultrasound fine needle aperation now they want me to have a ultrasound guided biopsy I'm scre?

Biopsy: The fine needle aspiration may have been indeterminate. The core biopsy will provide a better specimen for the pathologist to examine. If the fine needle showed a cancer, you would be going for surgical excision. ...Read more

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Do ob or gyn do doppler ultrasound or ultrasound scan when a pregnant womb visit their clinic. I want to know as worried of no heart beat after six wk?

Do ob or gyn do doppler ultrasound or ultrasound scan when a pregnant womb visit their clinic. I want to know as worried of no heart beat after six wk?

Either: Most can do either. If heart motion visualized on "regular" ultrasound, then not an issue. If heard with fetal-doppler, then can count rate. Tell your OB about your concerns. ...Read more

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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more