A pelvic ultrasound allows quick visualization of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. During a TVS scan, the probe is inserted through the vagina and the organs are visualised. A TVS scan is also done during early pregnancy to visualise the fetus. A combination of the trans abdominal and trans vaginal scans will give the radiologist a better picture of the female reproductive organs. Where is ultrasound useful? Ultrasound is used in many parts of the body, specifically to view the fetus, for other gynecological abnormalities and to view the abdomen, orbits, thyroid gland, breast, testes, etc. Are there any dangers? There is no known danger to the use of ultrasound Are there any dyes in ultrasound, as in X-rays? As of now there are no "dyes" injected in routine ultrasound practice. Contrast media however are being evaluated for use in clinical trials. Who is qualified to do ultrasound? Only radiologists trained in ultrasound should perform these investigations. In many situations, however, gynecologists also perform ultrasound examinations on their own patients; if adequately trained/certified, this is acceptable.
There are many reasons why a transvaginal ultrasound might be necessary, including - an abnormal pelvic or abdominal exam, unexplained vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain,
an ectopic pregnancy (which occurs when the foetus implants outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes), infertility, checking for cysts or uterine fibroids, checking for proper placement of an IUD. Your doctor might also recommend a transvaginal ultrasound during pregnancy to-monitor the heartbeat of the foetus, look at the cervix for any changes that could lead to complications such as miscarriage or premature delivery, examine the placenta for abnormalities, identify the source of any abnormal bleeding, diagnose a possible miscarriage and confirm an early pregnancy.
Ultrasound pelvic and TVS is a non-invasive diagnostic exam that produces images that are used to assess organs and structures within the female pelvis. A transvaginal ultrasound also called an endovaginal ultrasound is a type of pelvic ultrasound used by doctors to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix and vagina. �Transvaginal� means �through the vagina.� This is an internal examination. Unlike a regular abdominal or pelvic ultrasound, where the ultrasound wand or transducer rests on the outside of the pelvis, this procedure involves your doctor or a technician inserting an ultrasound probe about two or three inches into your vaginal canal.