What should I expect during this procedure?
For most ultrasound exams, the patient is positioned lying face-up on a padded examination table which can be tilted or moved. A clear water-based warm gel is applied to the area of the body being studied to help the transducer make secure contact with the body and eliminate air pockets between the transducer and the skin. The sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) or Radiologist then presses the transducer against the skin and sweeps it over the area of interest.
The sonographer is able to review the ultrasound images in real-time as they are acquired. If you are scheduled for a transvaginal ultrasound, the endovaginal probe is inserted into a woman's vagina to view the uterus and ovaries.
Most ultrasound examinations are completed within 30 minutes to an hour. Although the ultrasound images are obtained in "real-time", the technologist will not be able to discuss findings with you during or after the exam as the diagnostic images can be read only by a physician.
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