Endovaginal / Transvaginal Ultrasound

This ultrasound is usually ordered by a specialist.  The endovaginal ultrasound uses a small, wand-like transducer, or probe, which is inserted into the vaginal cavity.  This allows for closer access to the structures that need evaluation.  Most women find this examination more comfortable than a PAP test.

Preparation

  • Little preparation is needed – this exam is done with an empty bladder
  • You will need to undress from the waist down and lie face up on the examination table
  • The sonographer will leave the room while you undress and will give you a sheet to cover yourself.  This sheet remains in place while the examination is being performed.
  • A bolster will be placed under your hips to tilt the pelvic area upward to facilitate use of the probe – both for insertion and for the ultrasound process itself
  • You must be able to insert the probe yourself after which the sonographer will take control of it.  The process is similar to the insertion of a tampon.  The probe, which is thoroughly sterilized between each use, will be protected by a condom.
  • Please report to the Ultrasound check-in 15 minutes before your appointment time.
  • You will receive a reminder call the business day prior to your exam.

NOTE: We charge $50.00 for missed appointments or for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.

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PLEASE NOTE: CHILD CARE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN THE IMAGING DEPARTMENT.
Please make alternate arrangements for any small children (not being scanned) or your appointment may be cancelled resulting in a $50 charge.