Ultrasound (2D / 3D) Gynecology and Obstetrics
A manual pelvic exam alone may be incomplete. Our physicians are highly skilled in identifying a wide variety of abnormalities and evaluating fetal development. Whether you are pregnant or have other health concerns, with a pelvic sonogram, the uterus and ovaries are visualized.
The Women’s Center performs screening, diagnostic, and interventional ultrasound for general gynecology, oncology, and reproductive endocrinology patients.
Gynecological ultrasound services include, but not limited to:
- Pelvic evaluation
- Evaluation of ovarian masses
- Screening and detection of ovarian and endometrial cancer
Please note: For level 3 genetic or specialized scans, WCIHNJ will help guide you through the process to make your appointment to an Internal medicine Imaging Center.
The Women’s Center provide ultrasound screening for pregnant women and fetuses at risk for pregnancy-related complications by offering diagnostic ultrasound scans to detect fetal and placental abnormalities throughout pregnancy. Your first-trimester ultrasound, commonly performed to evaluate the risk of genetic abnormalities, has allowed for the early detection of some major abnormalities before the second trimester. If Dr. Price suspect or diagnose fetal or maternal complications, she will work with you to provide access to and coordinate with some of the world’s finest specialists. The Women’s Center will develop the best treatment options for you and your baby. Detecting early evidence of complications and establishing an effective course of action helps everyone achieve the goal of healthy mothers delivering healthy babies.
All women having ultrasound at The Women’s Center for Integrative Health – New Jersey, have the opportunity for consultations to discuss any ultrasound findings. If complications are suspected, Dr. Price will work with patients in formulating the best plan.
The range of fetal ultrasonography services include:
- First and second trimester Down syndrome screening
- Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy screening
- Multiple pregnancy screening
- Fetal anomaly screening
- Assessment and Evaluation
- First trimester evaluation
- Second and third trimester anatomical assessment
- 3-D ultrasound evaluation
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Testing and monitoring
- Biophysical profile and Doppler velocimetry/non-stress testing
- Fetal echocardiography
- Diagnostic Procedures
- Chorionic villi sampling (CVS)
- Cordocentesis/Fetal blood sampling
Prenatal Care: Ultrasound
Ultrasound for Size and Dates: Dating based on your last menstrual period can be very inaccurate. Ultrasound done early in the first trimester allows for accurate dating of the pregnancy. Since the fetus (baby) is extremely small, it also allows for better visualization of maternal structures (uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes), and gives us the ability to detect any abnormalities very early. However, if this ultrasound is performed too early (before 7 weeks gestation), the fetus may not be developed enough to get all of the information needed and you may be asked to return in 1-2 weeks.
Nuchal Translucency (NT): The NT is a non-invasive screening ultrasound that is used in the 1st trimester to detect Down syndrome, trisomy 18, or other problems. The results of the nuchal translucency screening are then combined with those of 2 blood tests and the mother’s age to assess the risk for the fetus. Since there is only a very short window to obtain the necessary measurements, it is extremely important that we have accurately dated the pregnancy with a size/dates ultrasound first.
Sequential Screening, 1st Trimester (Blood test drawn with NT scan): This is a 2 part test. First trimester screening tests include blood tests and an ultrasound exam (NT). Sequential screening is used to determine the risk of Down syndrome, trisomy 18, and open neural tube defects. The timing of genetic screening tests is important because levels of the substances measured change throughout the pregnancy.
Sequential Screening, Second Trimester: The second part of Sequential Screening. Once you have completed the first blood test, you will receive a call from our office with dates for you to return to the lab to get this test done. For the most accurate results, it is very important that you have your blood drawn during the optimal time frame.
Level 2 Ultrasound: Used to screen for malformations and appropriate fetal growth. This ultrasound provides very detailed measurements of the fetus. This is also a great opportunity for you to get some great pictures of your new baby!
Your doctor may order an ultrasound to assess fetal growth and well-being, check for position, cervical length, and many other reasons. If you have questions please ask your doctor why an ultrasound was ordered.