If you require an obstetric or gynecological ultrasound for pregnancy or a reproductive health condition, Dr. Sowmya Reddy and the medical team at Alpha OBGYN in Alpharetta and Cumming, Georgia, can help. They offer state-of-the-art Doppler, 3D, and 4D imaging techniques that allow you to view your unborn baby or track OB/GYN-related medical conditions. Call to book an ultrasound appointment today, or use the online scheduling tool.
Ultrasounds, including 3D and 4D ultrasounds, use sound waves to create images of organs inside your body or a developing baby inside your womb. Ultrasound procedures are safe and noninvasive, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. There are no known risks from receiving 3D, 4D, or Doppler ultrasounds.
The staff at Alpha OBGYN perform ultrasounds by placing a state-of-the-art device on the outside or inside of your body, depending on which images are needed.
Doppler ultrasounds are used to show the direction and speed of blood flow within your pelvic region or check the growth, development, or heartbeat of an unborn baby. Sound waves may be audible during a Doppler exam.
Two methods of performing pelvic ultrasounds include transabdominal and transvaginal. Your provider completes transabdominal ultrasounds by placing a transducer on your abdomen over conductive gel.
Transvaginal ultrasounds use a thin, gel-coated transducer that your provider places into the vagina. Dr. Reddy lets you know which method is most appropriate for your obstetric or gynecological condition.
Three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasounds are transabdominal ultrasounds used to view pictures of your unborn baby. Three-dimensional ultrasounds create three-dimensional images, and 4D ultrasounds produce live video effects that include much more detail than traditional ultrasounds.
During a 3D or 4D fetal ultrasound, you can see the shape of your developing baby and watch him move around.
What are Ultrasounds used for?
Your provider uses ultrasounds for a variety of gynecological and obstetrics conditions. She may use them to:
- Create images of a developing baby
- Spot potential problems with a pregnancy
- View the uterus and ovaries
- Diagnose gallbladder diseases
- Examine breast lumps
- Evaluate metabolic bone diseases
- Detect genital abnormalities
- View the thyroid gland
- Guide needles for tumor treatment or biopsies
- Evaluate blood flow
After your ultrasound, Dr. Reddy lets you know if she spots any alarming OB/GYN medical conditions or if you require further treatment.
Do I need an Ultrasound?
You’ll receive ultrasounds as part of regular obstetric care. Even if an ultrasound isn’t medically necessary, you might request a 3D or 4D ultrasound to view your baby before you deliver.
Your medical history, symptoms, and physical examination determine if you require a transabdominal or transvaginal gynecological ultrasound.
Whether an ultrasound is necessary for medical reasons or you want to view your unborn baby, call Alpha OBGYN to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking tool today.