Sonography Specialist

Capital Women's Care

OBGYNs located in Rockville, MD & Silver Spring, MD

Sonography is one of the best ways for doctors to get a good look at what’s going inside your body. This procedure provides a wealth of information about your reproductive organs as well as your pregnancy, which is why Capital Women’s Care features the latest technology. For 3D, and even 4D, sonographic imaging in Rockville and Silver Spring, Maryland, call Capital Women’s Care or book an appointment online.

Sonography Q & A

What is sonography?

Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves that echo off the organs and soft tissue inside your body to produce an image. This technology gained acceptance in the medical field in the 1970s as doctors realized its value as a noninvasive diagnostic tool.

The procedure itself is harmless. Your doctor at Capital Women’s Care places a cool gel over the area he wants to look at and merely moves a wand, or transducer, over your skin.

Your doctor performs sonographic procedures outside your body, but they can also use the technology inside your vagina to gain a clearer picture of your reproductive organs’ health.

Sonography delivers instant images to the monitor, so your doctor can quickly assess the area and decide whether he needs further imaging.

What is sonography used for?

Sonography has many applications, including checking the health of your:

  • Ovaries
  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Blood vessels
  • Breasts

Sonography helps detect the presence of fibroids, cysts, and other abnormalities. One of its most significant applications is in periodically monitoring the development of your fetus to ensure that critical developmental milestones are being met.

How is sonography used for my pregnancy?

As a prenatal tool, sonography delivers valuable information throughout your pregnancy. The doctors at Capital Women’s Care use technology that renders 3D and 4D images of your growing baby, giving you the first glimpse of your unborn child.

During your pregnancy, your obstetrician uses sonography to:

  • Verify your due date in the first trimester
  • Check for multiple babies
  • Conduct an anatomy scan at the 20-week mark and verify sex
  • Assess cervical length
  • Assess placental location
  • Create a biophysical profile

If your obstetrician detects any abnormalities in your sonogram, they refer you to a perinatologist, a specialist in high-risk pregnancies, for further care.

To learn more about the remarkable advantages of sonography, call Capital Women’s Care, or use the convenient online scheduler to book an appointment.