2D / 3D / 4D Ultrasound in Brooklyn
Real-time imaging is the most common sonographic technique used in obstetrics and gynecology. Real-time ultrasound is especially useful for imaging mobile subjects, such as the fetus or heart, and for quickly viewing an organ from different orientations.
In gynecologic patients, not allowing the patient to empty whatever urine is in her bladder just prior to a transabdominal ultrasound examination generally permits sufficient initial visualization of the pelvis. Transvaginal sonography is usually performed with an empty bladder.
Abdominal obesity limits the technical quality of the ultrasound examination
In obstetrics and gynecology, most exams are performed with the woman in a semi-recumbent position. A padded table and pillows provide reasonable comfort. It is desirable to be able to elevate the head of the bed because many pregnant women are unable to lie flat, especially later in pregnancy. Others will require pillows underneath their knees or behind their back to achieve a comfortable position.
Transvaginal ultrasound examinations are done with the woman in a lithotomy position. Alternatively, a cushion can be placed under the buttocks to raise the pelvis, while the lower extremities are frog-legged.
Almost all obstetrical and gynecologic sonography is done in real-time, freely moving the probe to view each structure from multiple orientations and then freezing and storing the desired images.
A written ultrasound report should be included in the patient’s medical record, and sent to the referring clinician in a timely fashion.
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Three-dimensional sonography (3D Ultrasound in Brooklyn)
Three-dimensional sonography refers to a two-dimensional static display of three-dimensional data. Special probes and software are needed to acquire and render the images.
Four-dimensional sonography (4D Ultrasound in Brooklyn)
Four-dimensional sonography refers to three-dimensional images that can be viewed in real-time. It is also called dynamic three-dimensional sonography. It has been used to study the fetal heart, fetal movement, and fetal behavioral states.
Saline infusion sonohysterography refers to a procedure in which fluid is instilled into the uterine cavity trans cervically to provide enhanced endometrial visualization during transvaginal ultrasound examination.