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Obstetric and gynecologic studies can be performed with a basic portable ultrasound system to evaluate and visualize the fetus, uterus, ovaries and surrounding tissues. Pelvic ultrasound is performed routinely during pregnancy examinations to determine causes of infertility, pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding.
Women with uncomplicated pregnancies (Level 1) are generally referred for an ultrasound during pregnancy for routine assessment of gestational age, fetal size and growth using a real-time ultrasound scanner. High-risk or complicated pregnancies (Level 3) will require higher-end portable ultrasound units with Color Doppler, detailed resolution and more imaging enhancement features. Many defects and complications of the fetal anatomy can be identified using ultrasound during the pregnancy.
For gynecological sonography, an abdominal sonogram is performed with a full bladder. If the pelvic ultrasound shows any pathology, or does not provide a clear image of the organs, a transvaginal ultrasound is performed to better visualize the uterus and ovaries. In general, ultrasound can detect inflammation, free fluid, cysts, and tumors in the pelvic region. Be it level 1 or level 3 OB exams, there is a portable ultrasound to meet your clinical and budgetary needs.