Ultrasound Specialist

Manhattan Women's Health & Tribeca Women's Health

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Upper East Side & Tribeca, New York, NY

An ultrasound is a safe, noninvasive tool used to examine the inside of your body and help your doctor diagnose certain conditions or examine your baby’s development during pregnancy. Manhattan Women’s Health on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Tribeca Women’s Health in Tribeca, New York City, offer a number of ultrasound services at their conveniently located offices in Tribeca and the Upper East Side of New York City. To learn more, call or book an appointment online with Manhattan Women’s Health or Tribeca Women’s Health.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the inside of your body. This type of imaging can be used to diagnose infections and pain causes, help guide biopsies, examine your baby during pregnancy, and more. Ultrasounds don’t use ionizing radiation, so they’re safe and noninvasive. 

What types of ultrasounds are there?

Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health offer several types of ultrasounds at their New York City offices, including:

Pregnancy ultrasound

A pregnancy ultrasound is used during pregnancy to examine your uterus and make sure both you and your baby are healthy. The Manhattan Women’s Health and Tribeca Women’s Health teams may recommend a pregnancy ultrasound to estimate your due date, monitor your baby’s development, check the position of your baby and placenta, diagnose any fetal abnormalities, and more.

During a pregnancy ultrasound, your doctor applies a small amount of gel to your belly and places a transducer on top to see the inside of your uterus. The exam is quick, painless, and noninvasive.

Sonohysterogram

A sonohysterogram is a type of ultrasound that examines the uterine lining. During a sonohysterogram, your doctor inserts fluid into the uterus through the cervix to help diagnose the cause of infertility, abnormal vaginal bleeding, or pelvic pain.

The team may recommend a sonohysterogram to examine uterine scar tissue from endometriosis, check for uterine fibroids or polyps, determine whether you’ve suffered a miscarriage, or examine your fallopian tubes.

Pelvic ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is used to examine the pelvic region, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. It can examine and help diagnose reproductive problems, such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, or problems with your fallopian tubes.

Depending on your reason for visiting Manhattan Women’s Health or Tribeca Women’s Health, the team may require that you have a full bladder during the ultrasound.

Transvaginal ultrasound

A transvaginal ultrasound is often recommended to check for early pregnancy or examine your pelvic organs. During this procedure, your doctor inserts a transducer with gel directly into your vagina.

How can I prepare for an ultrasound?

Little to no preparation is required before an ultrasound. However, the Manhattan Women’s Health or Tribeca Women’s Health team may give you special instructions before your visit, depending on your reason for scheduling an ultrasound.

While some ultrasounds require a full bladder, others may ask you to avoid eating or drinking beforehand. If this is the case, the team discusses how you should prepare beforehand. Call or book an appointment online to find out more about your ultrasound options.