Comprehensive gynecologic ultrasound
NRM offers comprehensive gynecologic ultrasound services to patients and to referring physicians with patients experiencing abdominal or pelvic pain, heavy or irregular menses, PCOS, excessive hair growth or anovulation. Other patients may be part of familial cancer screening programs. Patients seeking evaluation or treatment for infertility may also be candidates for ultrasound.
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasounds create images of internal organs by using high frequency sound waves to produce a picture of the pelvic structures. Ultrasounds are used to assess pelvic organs and can evaluate a variety of concerns including: possible factors contributing to fertility delay or infertility, abdominal/ pelvic pain or masses and irregular bleeding patterns. They are important management tools for fertility treatments where they can be used to measure ovarian follicles and they play a role in early first trimester pregnancy dating and prenatal testing. Ultrasounds can be performed abdominally or vaginally.
Who should consider gynecologic ultrasound? Patients with:
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Heavy or irregular menses
- Diagnosis of PCOS, excessive hair growth or irregular periods
- Amenorrhea (no menses)
- History of genetically linked gynecologic cancer
What is the process?
Patients may be referred to the Gynecologic Ultrasound Unit by their primary care or gynecologic physicians. They may also call us directly and our staff will determine the appropriate appointment type (for example, ultrasound is also offered with physician consultation). Patients of NRM and those undergoing ART will have appointments made for them by their assigned nurse coordinator.
Why choose NRM?
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine utilizes state-of-the-art high definition, 3D technology. Examinations are performed by our highly experienced, ARDMS-certified ultrasonographer and our physicians. We use the most up-to-date software to communicate clear, concise reports to you and your referring physician—in an efficient and timely manner with same-day results available.