Newcastle Ultrasound for Women provides a friendly, caring and compassionate environment to under go your tests in privacy and with respect. Our Sonographers are all qualified and experienced in obstetrics and gynaecological ultrasounds.
Ultrasound is used in both obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynaecology, using high frequency sound waves to create an image.
Ultrasound can be performed at different stages of pregnancy:
5–11 wks: Viability/Dating
11–14 wks: Nuchal Translucency Screening
19–20 wks: Fetal Morphology Assessment
24–42 wks: Fetal Growth and Welfare Assessment
Ultrasound has uses in many areas of gynaecology to assess the pelvic organs.
Sound is easily transmitted through water. For this reason a full bladder can help with visualisation of the pelvic organs when looking through the abdominal wall. Often a more accurate image can be obtained by placing the ultrasound transducer into the vagina – an empty bladder is better for this type of examination.
Reasons why a gynaecological scan may be requested include:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- To Assess a lump that has been found
- Exclude ovarian cancer
About 10-15% of couples have difficulty falling pregnant. The problem can be male, female or both. Your local doctor or a fertility specialist will be able to arrange the necessary investigations to find a cause for the infertility. This involves an ultrasound of the pelvis.
The development of the follicles in the ovary can be seen and give information about egg production. The lining of the uterus will respond to the hormones and will have a specific appearance at different stages of the menstrual cycle.
A scan is recommended at day1-7 of your cycle to visualise the ovarian follicles which can give your specialist important information about your fertility.