Medical Imaging

Ultrasound > Exams & Procedures > Transvaginal

A Transvaginal Ultrasound is performed by inserting a narrow probe or transducer into the vagina with your bladder empty. This allows the technologist to see and magnify your uterus and ovaries because the sound waves are closer to the pelvic organs. Therefore, higher resolution images can be obtained especially when assessing the inside of uterus (i.e. endothelial lining and early pregnancies).

Does this hurt?

You may experience some discomfort. If any pain should occur during the exam let the technologist or radiologist know and the probe will be removed.

When will I get my results?

If you are seeing your doctor immediately after your ultrasound appointment, a hand written report preliminary will be given to you. If you are not seeing your doctor following the ultrasound test, a final report will be mailed to your doctor within seven days.