Pelvic / Gynaecology ultrasound

Pelvic 

 

Your doctor may recommend you to have a pelvic/gynaecological ultrasound to investigate pelvic pathology. Pelvic pain and menstrual problems are common causes of referral for a pelvic scan.

 

The best time for a pelvic ultrasound examination is just after your period has finished, when the thickness of the lining of the uterus is minimal, therefore, any abnormalities are easily seen. Later in the cycle the endometrium becomes very thick and bright. This makes some pathologies such as endometrial polyps more difficult to see.

When you make a booking for a pelvic scan at our specialist rooms, you will be asked to drink a glass of water 1 hour prior to arrival. This helps to fill your bladder, so we can obtain better images of your pelvic organs such as uterus and ovaries, as well as get a global view of your pelvis and abdomen.

In most cases of a pelvic / gynaecological ultrasound examination, we would recommend proceeding to a transvaginal scan to get better resolution and detailed images of your pelvis. This option will be discussed with you, and a transvaginal scan will only be performed with your consent.

At our rooms, gynaecological ultrasound is provided by highly skilled staff using the most advanced ultrasound technology to investigate menstrual, reproductive and other gynaecological problems. Our sonographers are specially trained in technical skills and the clinical knowledge to identify gynaecological pathology, and your scan will be reviewed and reported by Dr. Indika Alahakoon regarding the presence and implications of any findings.

As well as routine 2D ultrasound, special techniques such as 3D imaging, sonohysterogram, and combined 3D / sonohysterogram are available to better define uterine structure and endometrial pathology.  3D imaging in gynaecological scanning is utilised to generate a view of the coronal plane which is not able to be seen with 2D scanning. 3D imaging is therefore particularly useful for detailed assessment of variations in uterine shape such as a bicornuate or septated uterus.