Gynaecology refers specifically to the study and treatment of pelvic disorders in women, excluding those problems that occur due to pregnancy.
Ultrasound is a very efficient and safe imaging modality with which to examine the female pelvic organs, and as such is considered to be an essential first line investigation for many suspected gynaecological conditions.
Transvaginal image of Ovarian Cyst
Gynaecological ultrasound examinations usually involve both an abdominal and a vaginal approach.
An ultrasound probe is placed on the lower abdomen. The uterus and ovaries can most often be seen, as well as any large pelvic masses or free fluid.
With an empty bladder, a small ultrasound probe, covered by a disposable protective sheath, is inserted gently into the vagina, either by the patient or by the sonographer. This method of scanning allows for better resolution images of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
While our medical preference is for the transvaginal scan for the higher quality results it provides, it is always your decision which examination method you prefer.
Diagram of Transvaginal Ultrasound
Our Gynaecological Scans services include: