Gynecology Office
8305 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75231
Obstetrics Office
8160 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 209
Dallas, TX 75231

Ultrasounds at Walnut Hill Dallas OBGYN

Ultrasound DallasAll the physicians at Walnut Hill OBGYN Associates perform their own in-office ultrasound procedures. This means that you will never have to wait for ultrasound results. If you see something confusing, or just want to understand the procedure better, you can ask the doctor performing the procedure.

Sonogram? Ultrasound? What’s the Difference?

In reality, there is no difference between the two terms. To be precise, ultrasound is sound technology employed in sonogram examinations. Ultrasound waves are higher in pitch than humans can hear. So “ultrasound” is a very generic term referring to the imaging technology or the inaudible sound that the sonogram machine makes. “Sonogram” is the actual examination our physicians perform. Most people use these terms interchangeably.

How Sonogram Exams are Performed

External Sonogram. You have likely seen an external, or standard sonogram on television. Your Walnut Hill OBGYN physician will rub ultrasound gel on your abdomen and move an ultrasound transducer (sensor) over your abdomen so he or she can see your baby or your reproductive organs on the screen. This type of examination is also performed to diagnose various illnesses. Of course, at Dallas Walnut Hill OBGYN, we use this test most often for prenatal health checks.

Transvaginal Sonogram. In this examination, your doctor will place an ultrasound wand into your vagina to check on a very early pregnancy, to check for ovulation, or to examine your reproductive organs.

What is the Purpose of a Sonogram?

We perform these tests for our Dallas patients for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:

  • Confirming an early pregnancy
  • Checking prenatal health
  • Diagnosing heavy irregular bleeding symptoms
  • Diagnosing pelvic pain
  • Following up with infertility treatments

Routine in-office ultrasounds in our Dallas OBGYN offices help to save our patients time and money. Dallas OBGYN patients seldom need to go to ultrasound specialist since our doctors have so much experience performing ultrasound tests.