Ultra Sound Services in Manchester, NH

Ultrasound Services at Manchester OB/Gyn Associates

Our office is equipped with state of the art ultrasound machines. Scanning is done in our office by our certified ultrasonographers. Our office is certified by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, a nationally recognized organization.

Ultrasound studies are done for obstetrical and gynecologic reasons. Non pregnant patients will often have ultrasounds to evaluate abnormal periods, pelvic pain, ovarian cysts, fibroids and other gynecologic problems. We can approach the pelvic organs either from the abdomen or with the use of a special vaginal probe. In certain situations, we recommend an ultrasound test called a sonohysterogram, in which water is instilled into the uterus to help define polyps or other abnormalities. Doppler studies can also be performed in our office when indicated. Doppler studies are done when blood flow is measured in a mass to determine the risk of cancer.
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Ultrasound services are utilized during a pregnancy for many reasons. In early pregnancy we can scan for possible miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the tube), or measure the baby to determine due dates. Fetal anatomic assessment and genetic evaluation are also important uses of the ultrasound. A screening ultrasound around 19 weeks gestation is used to look at the baby's anatomy and to determine if there are any problems with the baby, uterus and placenta. We offer our patients a genetic screen called nuchal translucency ultrasound, which is usually is performed around 12 weeks' gestation. Our office also is able to perform an amniocentesis under ultrasound guidance when indicated.

Many other uses of the ultrasound in pregnancy exist. We use ultrasound scanning to monitor the baby's growth and well being, to determine which way it is facing, or to evaluate problems such as bleeding or leaking fluid. Ultrasound is invaluable to us to help ensure your baby is healthy and developing normally.