Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal ultrasound which involves scanning with the ultrasound probe placed just inside the vagina. This type of ultrasound is ideal when imaging your pelvis area as the transducer is positioned close to relevant structures.
This procedure is painless, and will only last a short time.
You can read about the procedure here.
How do I prepare?
- Wear a separate top to bottoms during your appointment. This makes changing for the examination easier.
- At the time of booking your appointment we will provide preparation instructions which should be followed.
Technology and Team
Each of our practices use a variety of equipment including Philips, Toshiba and GE machines.
Your Ultrasound will be performed by a Sonographer who is a specially trained medical professional. The images the Sonographer captures are viewed by a Radiologist who makes a diagnosis, and issues a report for your referring Doctor.
What happens during my examination
Transvaginal Ultrasounds are performed alongside a normal Ultrasound and are useful as it allows the Sonographer to get closer to the area they are imaging.
You will be asked to empty your bladder before this part of the scan. Whilst you are lying down on the bed, you will given a probe to place just inside your vagina.
This part of the scan will only take a short amount of time and the Sonographer will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.
After your examination
The results of your Ultrasound will be sent directly to your referring Doctor. Please ensure you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.
The cost of a Transvaginal Ultrasound will depend on the reason for your scan. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.