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1314 East Walnut Street - Post Office Box 760 - Washington, Indiana 47501- (812) 254-2760
You will report to the admitting office (main hospital entrance). Then report to Radiology. Someone from Ultrasound will be with you as soon as possible.
This test uses sound waves to take images of your pelvis including the uterus and ovaries. This scan is safe and usually painless. There is no radiation involved.
There is no preparation for this examination.
This examination usually takes about 30 minutes. Your bladder will need to be emptied prior to this exam. You will need to remove your pants and underwear. You will be covered with a sheet. A special ultrasound probe, called a transvaginal probe, will be covered with a sheath and then inserted into the vagina to obtain images of the uterus and ovaries. This test is similar to pelvic exam done in the physicians office.
You may resume all normal activities after the test. Follow up with your attending physician to discuss results. Results usually are available to the physician in 2 business days.
Please call (812) 254-8851 to talk with one of the Ultrasound Technologists if you have any questions.