While many people immediately correlate ultrasound with pregnancy, ultrasounds are also a valuable diagnostic tool for gynecologists like Dr. Rafael Haciski, MD, FACOG. Ultrasounds offer immediate results, speeding up the diagnosis of the problem, and allowing for the treatment to begin right away when necessary. For patients who need a diagnosis and treatment plan immediately, Dr. Haciski personally performs in-office ultrasounds in Naples, Florida at Advanced Gynecology. To schedule an ultrasound, call or book an appointment online.
An ultrasound machine is an imaging tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize structures inside your body. Ultrasounds produce dynamic images of your soft tissues that can’t be accurately seen on X-rays.
Because of their precise imaging capabilities and strong signals, ultrasound imaging is an effective diagnostic tool. And in some cases, it's a treatment modality.
Dr. Haciski may perform an ultrasound transvaginally, using a wand to examine your reproductive organs, or above the skin to view detailed images of your abdomen or another part of your body.
A jelly-like substance that enhances the sound waves is applied to the skin, and allows the transducer to move smoothly over your skin. This handheld device emits ultrasound waves that penetrate the tissue without causing pain or discomfort. Because there's no pain, you won’t be sedated for an ultrasound.
As the waves go through your body, they echo when colliding with a dense object like a bone, organ, or cyst. The transducer reads these echoes and translates them into vibrant, real-time images.
Dr. Haciski personally performs the procedure in-office and will be able to show you the results right away. Most ultrasounds take 15 minutes or less.
Besides monitoring the development of a fetus, Dr. Haciski can use ultrasounds to:
Dr. Haciski also uses ultrasound to manage ongoing treatment of other gynecologic conditions or diseases. Unlike X-rays, ultrasounds don't expose you to radiation and can be done more frequently without risks.
If you’re in need of an ultrasound, Dr. Haciski provides this quick, easy procedure in the comfort of his Naples office. Call or request an appointment online today.