At Yorktown Health – Women’s Personalized Health, we offer in-house ultrasound imaging exams. Schedule an appointment by phone today.
An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging exam in obstetrics that uses sound waves to create highly detailed images of the baby, the placenta, the organs and soft tissues. Pictures are taken to record the images of the baby to allow you to bond with your baby in an intimate way. A biophysical profile is utilized later in the pregnancy to assess the condition of the baby. In gynecology, the ultrasound can give images of the ovaries, uterus, the bowel, and help understand the causes of pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. It can look for cysts, tumors, and fibroids. Ultrasound pictures are taken to record the ultrasound images. The images are seen on a large flat screen conveniently and comfortably.
Many studies have concluded that ultrasound is perfectly safe for both you and your baby. Unlike x-rays that use radiation, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the baby, the placenta and your uterus, and research has shown these sound waves are not harmful.
Ultrasounds during pregnancy can help your obstetrician monitor the growth and development of your baby and watch for signs of abnormalities or problems that may be difficult to detect otherwise. Many birth defects and anatomical anomalies also can be seen on ultrasound so your baby can receive special medical care if needed.