Sonography provides a way to see the inside of your organs and tissues to be used for obstetric and gynecological evaluations. The board-certified OB/GYN general and robotic surgery team at Women’s Healthcare of Norman in Norman, Oklahoma, uses this powerful tool to help identify the source of issues for patients. Book an appointment using the online scheduler, or call the office today to find out more.
The sonography or ultrasound machine uses an instrument called a transducer to emit high-frequency sound pulses that develop images of what’s inside your body.
These sound waves travel into your body and hit a boundary between tissues. Some of these sound waves reflect back, while others continue to travel forward until they hit a boundary and then bounce back.
The echoed waves are recorded and help your provider determine the shape, size, and consistency of your organs and tissues.
The Women’s Healthcare of Norman team uses sonography for both gynecologic and obstetric evaluation.
Sonography or ultrasound gives your Women's Healthcare of Norman provider valuable information surrounding your pregnancy. It enables them to determine your baby’s due date, find out their anatomy, screen for congenital disabilities, and monitor the progress of your baby’s growth and development.
Obstetric ultrasound results are reviewed and interpreted by a team of OB/GYN physicians. They work hand-in-hand with Women’s Healthcare of Norman’s sonographers, providing the necessary information to give you and your baby the best care possible.
Women’s Healthcare of Norman has a team of highly-skilled, registered sonographers with years of experience obtaining images of babies in the womb.
Your sonography and evaluation may include the following:
Ultrasound can help determine the gender of your baby, if you prefer, as early as your 15th or 16th week of pregnancy.
Ultrasound can also be used in gynecology to evaluate the organs in your pelvis. These include your ovaries, cervix, uterus, and urinary tract organs, such as the bladder.
Women’s Healthcare of Norman’s specialists uses sonography or ultrasound to evaluate the cause of various gynecological symptoms, such as unusual vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain.
Sonography or ultrasound imaging is generally safe and doesn’t use radiation. In some cases, the ultrasound might be uncomfortable temporarily but not painful.
Obstetric or standard diagnostic ultrasound doesn’t have any known harmful or severe side effects on humans.
Call the office to find out more about sonography or schedule your ultrasound. You can also request an appointment online, which is fast and easy.