This test provides a picture of the pelvis including the
uterus and ovaries. The scan is safe and most patients find it to be
painless. There is no radiation involved.
When you were referred by your physician for a radiological exam, you
may have been told about certain instructions to be done prior to the
exam, or when you were scheduling your appointment, the scheduler should
have informed you about the preparations that should be done prior to
your exam. If you did not or if you want a recheck, you can refer to the
information listed below.
mind that you may have been given some additional or different
instructions, based on your own particular circumstances. If you have
any questions, please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen),
(202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a
radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10
a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.
drink 1 liter of fluid approximately one hour prior to the exam.
Please do not empty your bladder during this time!!
Medications can be taken prior to the examination.
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The procedure will take
approximately 45 minutes but examination times can vary.
After you are in the ultrasound examination room, you will be asked to
change into a gown. We will then ask for a brief history including the
date of your last menstrual period, use of hormone replacement or birth
control, previous pregnancies and any surgeries of the pelvis.
You will then be placed on a stretcher and a water-based gel will be
spread over your pelvic area. This gel helps to provide us with quality
images. A plastic device called a transducer will be placed over your
pelvic area and moved back and forth to obtain the images necessary to
answer your physician's questions.
Sometimes an adequate study cannot be obtained just by scanning over
your pelvic area. If this is the case, another type of pelvic ultrasound
may be offered to you. It is called a transvaginal ultrasound
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After the exam
you can resume your normal activities.
Results of your
exams will be discussed with you by your doctor.
Please call our hotline
16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or
(202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any
questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday
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