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Transvaginal Ultrasound Examination FAQ

Do I need to fill my bladder for my transvaginal Ultrasound Examination?
No, a full bladder is not necessary. In fact, you will be asked to empty your bladder before the exam.

Why will I have transvaginal scan?
It provides very good detail of specific structures and is a comfortable procedure.

What should I expect when I have transvaginal ultrasound?
Once you get into the exam room, you will be asked to undress from the waist down and cover up with a sheet. Once the sonographer comes into the room, you will lie back on the exam table and put your feet in stirrups. An instrument (called a transducer) is inserted vaginally and moved around slightly while ultrasound images are obtained.

Can I be on my period and have a transvaginal ultrasound?
A transvaginal scan can be done when you are on your period. Its your choice. The only exception is a procedure called a SIS (Saline Infused Sonohysterogram). Please call the office to reschedule if you are on your period and are scheduled for a SIS.

Who will be doing my ultrasound?

There is a team of certified team members to perform ultrasound exams (Sonographers) at Seaview Medical Imaging Centers and affiliate facilities. Sonographers are certified by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

Is there a preparation for the ultrasound exam?

Patients receiving an abdominal ultrasound should schedule their exam in the morning or afternoon after there has been at least 3 to 4 hrs of no eating or drinking with the exception of water.

How do I retrieve a copy of my report?

Go to the seaview medical website: www.seaviewmedicalimaging.com and click the Patients tab. Follow basic instructions on the site to retrieve your data.

How long will it take for my results to be ready?

There is a 3 day report turn around period. For urgent matters and special requests, ultrasounds results may be generated same day or within 24 hours.

How do I confirm my ultrasound appointment?

The office will confirm with you one normal business day prior to the exam. Based on your preference, we can confirm appointments via phone, email, text or instant message. When confirmation requests are received, respond with a ‘C’ to confirm your appointment.

**Most other ultrasound exams do not require preparation.**


GYN (Pelvic) Ultrasound

Will I have a transabdominal or transvaginal GYN Ultrasound?
Your provider will decide which test you should have. The scheduler will give you any instructions that are necessary.

Do I need to fill my bladder for my transabdominal GYN Ultrasound Examination?
Yes, you will need to drink three eight ounce glasses of water an hour and a half before your appointment time. Do not go to the bathroom (urinate) until after the procedure.

What should I expect when I have transabdominal Ultrasound?

Once you get into the exam room, you will be asked lie back on the exam table and lower your garments below your hips. Ultrasound gel is applied to the skin of the lower abdomen and an instrument (called a transducer) moved around while ultrasound images are obtained.