Ultrasound technology plays an important part in taking care of you and your baby during pregnancy, but it has many other diagnostic applications that help with your health care. Pinky Ronen, MD, is an experienced OB/GYN who has state-of-the-art ultrasound facilities at his practice in Houston, saving you the bother of having to go to the hospital for your ultrasound scans. At his office, Dr. Ronen offers obstetrics and gynecological ultrasound including 3D (3 dimensional) and 4D (4 dimensional) imaging. To take advantage of the convenience of onsite ultrasound, call Dr. Ronen OB/GYN today or book an appointment online.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a technology that enables Dr. Ronen to see inside your body to help with diagnosis and check the development of your baby if you’re pregnant.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves that humans can’t hear that bounce off soft tissues and organs as the scanner passes over your abdomen. A transducer records the echoes of the waves as they bounce back, creating an image of your internal organs and the fetus.
Ultrasound imaging technology is most widely known for its use in pregnancy. An ultrasound scan helps determine due dates from early in the pregnancy. During the course of the baby’s gestation, Dr. Ronen uses ultrasound to:
In addition to its use as an obstetric tool, ultrasound is useful for diagnosing conditions that affect internal organs, such as the kidneys, bladder, uterus, and ovaries.
If you see Dr. Ronen about a fertility problem, he uses ultrasound to confirm when you’re ovulating, helping to improve your chances of conceiving.
Ultrasound is one of the safest diagnostic tools. Unlike X-rays or CT scans, there’s no exposure to any ionizing radiation during the scan. There haven’t been any harmful outcomes for patients in the many years' ultrasound has been in use.
Ultrasounds are noninvasive, so there’s no need for an anesthetic, injections, or incisions. It’s better than X-rays for showing images of soft tissues.
Dr. Ronen performs ultrasound scans in his procedure room, so you won’t need to go offsite for your scan. You might have to carry out certain preparations for the ultrasound. For instance, you may need to ensure you have a full bladder.
Dr. Ronen uses a special gel to allow the scanner to move across your skin easily and smoothly. The images show up on the monitor screen as he moves the scanner across your abdomen.
An ultrasound can take up to an hour, depending on why you need the scan, but you should feel comfortable during the procedure.
To take advantage of Dr. Ronen’s expertise and convenient onsite ultrasound technology, call Dr. Ronen OB/GYN today or book an appointment online.