Ultrasound in Virginia Beach

When you are pregnant, nothing is more reassuring than being able to see your baby. At Tidewater Physicians for Women, we use ultrasounds to give you the peace of mind you need. We understand how hard it is for some women to believe what they hear. With an ultrasound, we are able to show new mothers their baby while it is still in the womb

It can be difficult for an expectant mother to wait for the “next available appointment” to get an ultrasound at a hospital. If you are experiencing any type of difficulty with your pregnancy or other reproductive issues, waiting is not an option. You need immediate answers.

Tidewater Physicians for Women performs ultrasound imaging in our office immediately upon request from the doctor. You get the answers you need right away without ever having to leave the office. Call 757-461-3890 to schedule your appointment now!

What Is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image from within the body. A transducer delivers the sound waves to a specific area of the body to capture the image.

An ultrasound is a safe way to check on the development of babies while they are still in the womb. This allows the doctor to monitor the baby’s heartbeat and blood flow, as well as its general development.

Ultrasounds are extremely effective when used to diagnose conditions that involve the female reproductive organs. It is an effective tool for identifying cysts, tumors, and other abnormalities.

An ultrasound is a safe procedure. It does not cause pain and carries very little risk of side effects or adverse reactions. Your ultrasound tech has received extensive training and is able to perform accurate and useful images that are used during consultations.

What Types of Ultrasound Are Available?

There are several different ultrasounds that can be used for various reasons. Your doctor chooses the one that is right for you.

  • 3D Ultrasound – During a 3D ultrasound, a three-dimensional image is produced. A 3D ultrasound uses many two-dimensional images taken from different angles to produce a three-dimensional image.
  • Diagnostic ultrasound – A diagnostic ultrasound is used to diagnose health conditions that involve the female reproductive organs or other organs throughout the body. Most diagnostic ultrasounds are 2D or 3D, depending on what the doctor is trying to find.
  • Prenatal ultrasound – A prenatal ultrasound is used during pregnancy to check on the development and overall health of the baby.
  • Transabdominal ultrasound – A transabdominal ultrasound is performed through the abdominal wall. It is often used during pregnancy to get a better look at the baby.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound – A transvaginal ultrasound is performed through the vaginal wall. This type of ultrasound is commonly used to diagnose women’s health issues. This type of ultrasound normally produces 2D and 3D images, unless the doctor is looking for a different angle to view the baby.

Do I Need an Ultrasound?

More OB/GYN offices have ultrasound machines in their offices than ever before. One important reason for this is convenience, another is a necessity. Many women choose to have an ultrasound even though their pregnancy is going smoothly. Some want to know the gender of their baby, while others want peace of mind, knowing that their baby is healthy and developing properly.

An ultrasound is a common diagnostic that can be used throughout the pregnancy, although most are not requested until late in the second trimester. We perform all of our ultrasounds in-house instead of sending our patients to hospital imaging centers.

Ultrasounds offer doctors an opportunity to measure the size of the baby’s head as well as closely monitor its development. It is often used to reveal the baby’s gender as well. Our ultrasounds are performed in an ultrasound room with a trained radiologist nearby for your privacy.

Ultrasounds are used as diagnostic tools to evaluate female health issues by producing images of the reproductive organs. The images provide the doctor with valuable information they use to make an accurate diagnosis and create an effective treatment.

Ultrasounds are often used to accurately place IUDs to ensure that they function properly. By performing our ultrasounds in a private ultrasound studio, our radiology technician and other staff members assist the doctor in completing both the ultrasound and the IUD procedure.

Ultrasounds help doctors create effective fertility treatments by showing where problems exist. With this knowledge, they can create treatment plans that make pregnancy possible. We use our knowledge and experience to create prenatal miracles for our patients. Our goal is to help make having a baby an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

How Are Ultrasounds Performed at Tidewater Physicians for Women?

At Tidewater Physicians for Women, our ultrasound department is fully accredited with each sonographer receiving all of the training they need to be proficient in their responsibilities. Sonography is a skill that requires special training. Each of our sonographers has completed all of the training they need to be able to perform all of the duties associated with their position.

Our sonographers are fully trained and committed to treating every patient with the respect and care they both need and deserve. Every sonographer we have on-staff is compassionate and respectful. Whether you are dealing with an illness or nervous about your pregnancy, they are able to put your mind at ease and give you the peace of mind you need.

A primary benefit of having our ultrasound machines in-house is that our doctors receive your results almost immediately. This gives you an opportunity to make an informed decision about your health and well-being.

Why Choose Tidewater Physicians for Women to Do My Ultrasound?

Tidewater Physicians for Women offers advanced diagnostic and treatment options in-house. There is no waiting in line or being transferred to another facility for procedures or to receive a diagnosis. You are able to receive your examination, diagnosis, and treatment options in one location.

Our staff is committed to providing each patient with the highest quality of care possible. From the minute you walk in the door until you leave, compassion and care are key components of your visit. We ensure that you are both comfortable and fully informed about what is going on with your health.

At Tidewater Physicians for Women, ultrasound technologists are always on hand so that your procedures can be performed. Each technologist has received advanced training that allows them to be proficient in performing their duties.

When you need an ultrasound, you are not sent to a hospital or other health care facility. All of our ultrasounds are performed at our office. We have all of the equipment we need in-house for your convenience. Once your doctor performs your ultrasound, they receive the result in a matter of minutes.

Because we conduct all ultrasounds in-house, you receive the results in a short amount of time. Fast, accurate results in real-time mean less waiting on your part and provide you and your doctor with everything that you need to create a treatment plan that will work.

At Tidewater Physicians for Women, we do everything within our power to provide you with the highest quality of care available. We are respectful of your needs and work diligently to ensure that you have everything you need to regain your health and well-being. For expectant mothers, our goal is to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and offer you the peace of mind that you need to feel relaxed and secure.

Call Tidewater Physicians for Women to Schedule an Ultrasound!

Tidewater Physicians for Women has an office in Norfolk and one in Virginia Beach, VA. We strive to serve residents in these communities and the surrounding areas with the highest quality of care. Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and other Hampton Roads residents are also welcome. This includes offering in-house ultrasounds and other diagnostic procedures that provide fast and accurate results in real-time.

Tidewater Physicians for Women accepts the majority of Indemnity, PPO and HMO plans offered in the Hampton Roads area, including: Anthem, Aetna, Cigna, Optima, Tricare Prime, Tricare Extra, United Health Care, and Virginia Health Network.

When you are ready to schedule your appointment, call 757-461-3890 or use our contact page today. We are looking forward to working with you during your health care journey! Schedule your appointment today!

Tidewater Physicians for Women
a division of Mid-Atlantic Women’s Care

VA Beach

828 Healthy Way Unit 330
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Fax: 757-467-0301

Norfolk

844 Kempsville Road #208
Norfolk, VA 23502

Fax: 757-461-0836

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