What To Expect
Preparation for a pelvic ultrasound depends on the type of procedure that is being performed. If you are having a transabdominal ultrasound, your bladder needs to be full. A full bladder helps organs to show up more clearly in the pictures. You may be asked to drink about 32 ounces ( four 8-ounce glasses) of water or other clear liquid at least one hour before the examination.If you are having a transvaginal ultrasound, you will be required to empty your bladder before the procedure. For those who are having a transrectal ultrasound, you may be given an enema before your exam.
Depending on the type of ultrasound, you may experience some or no discomfort during the procedure. There should be no pain during a transabdominal ultrasound. However, there may be some discomfort while the transducer is being inserted during a transvaginal or transrectal ultrasound.
After your ultrasound, a radiologist will analyze the images produced and send a report to your doctor.
Your doctor will use this information to help determine a diagnosis, a course of treatment, or if further testing is needed.
The Radiology Department at Jamaica Hospital is designated as a Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology in all areas of imaging including MRI, CT scan, mammography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound. This designation demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality, and safest imaging services.
To schedule an appointment with our team, please call 718-206-6138.