Ultrasound is an accurate and safe investigative tool that is used to assess many organs in the body. Ultrasound uses high frequency inaudible sound waves that are harmless to the human body to produce pictures of inside of the body.
A gynaecology ultrasound involves a detailed assessment of the female pelvis including the vagina, uterus, bladder, ovaries, and the posterior compartment including a short loop of the bowel. An ultrasound of the female pelvis is performed in our clinic using a special probe that is designed to be inserted into the vagina called a transvaginal scan.The transvaginal scan is performed with an empty bladder, so there is no need to fill your bladder for a gynaecology ultrasound at our clinic.
It is the standard practice to do transvaginal ultrasound to assess the pelvis in our clinic, with the exception of when you have never had vaginal intercourse or do not feel comfortable with such an examination. If you cannot have a transvaginal ultrasound, an examination of the abdomen, called transabdominal ultrasound can be performed. However, transabdominal ultrasound gives only limited information and a full bladder is required on arrival.
The reasons for performing a gynaecology ultrasound include:
3D Pelvic Ultrasound
Saline Infusion Sonography (SIS)
HyCoSy / HyFoSy
Sonovaginography (SVG) / Scan for Endometriosis
Please click here for information about what you need to do before your appointment, how to prepare for your ultrasound, and what you need to bring on the day of your appointment.