Pelvic Ultrasound (US-Examination of the Organs of the Pelvis Minor)
18 May 2015
While ultrasound examination method may seem quite simple to patients, in many cases it may even be used instead of computer tomography (CT).
What are advantages of this method?
While ultrasound wave contacts with organs and tissues, it does not affect them. Adverse effects of US are not recorded. CT has ray effect.
In respect of quality of the data obtained US may be compared with CT in case of examinations of the organs of the pelvis minor. US helps to estimate the indicators of vascular supply for organs and systems without introduction of additional contrasting substances. Conclusions made on the basis of US diagnostics sufficiently depend on qualification of doctor diagnostician making examination. US specialist should interpret the results at expert level. The specialists working in the Clinic MAMA RĪGA master the method of diagnostics at the highest level.
It is possible to make US examination much faster than to make CT. Not always patients need additional pre-treatment for examination. US examination rarely takes more than 40–50 minutes.
4. Low price.
Cost of US examination is considerably less than cost of CT meanwhile their accuracy is comparable.
When is pelvic ultrasound examination necessary?
There are a lot of situations when ultrasound examination is imperative for a woman who wants to become pregnant It helps to find out:
- the cause of infertility. US allows viewing congenital abnormalities of genitalia, uterine fibroids, tumours that prevent conception and sometimes are completely asymptomatic. Ultrasound also allows to discover ovarian problems: solitary cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome etc.;
- to estimate quality of vascular supply of organs and tissues. In case of disorders of body vascular supply, blood test and tests of other biologic liquids do not allow to determine it. When a woman is monitored before transfer of embryo, it is necessary to estimate not only density of the endometrium but also vascular supply of the endometrium. Adjusting to the endometrium embryo uses it as nutritive medium for early stages of its development. If vascular supply is not good enough, embryo stops soon its development. To reduce maximally probability of that situation female patients in the Clinic MAMA RĪGA are administered complex ultrasound examinations before embryo transfer and in case of necessity the patients have appropriate treatment.
In the Clinic MAMA RĪGA ultrasound examination of expert level is carried out with modern equipment. The set of applied sensors and complex methods allow diagnosing many diseases at early stages. In case you would like to know if you need ultrasound examination contact our specialists.