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at Howard Center

Located in Tifton, Albany, Douglas, Valdosta, Warner Robins, Waycross, Moultrie, and Covington, GA.

Ultrasound is a painless imaging test that provides valuable information about the organs inside your body. At Howard Center, we offer on-site ultrasound imaging at our state-of-the-art facilities throughout Georgia. If you need an ultrasound, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q & A

How does an ultrasound work?

An ultrasound is an imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to visualize the organs and structures inside your body. Ultrasound tests help monitor fetal development during pregnancy and diagnose a wide range of health conditions that affect women’s reproductive organs.

Ultrasound exams involve a small device called a transducer, which emits high-frequency sound waves that penetrate your body and bounce off your internal organs. The data from these sound waves create an image your doctor can view on a monitor.

Depending on your needs, the transducer may be outside your body on the skin above your pelvic organs, or it may be a wand-shaped device that goes inside your vagina. The latter is known as a transvaginal ultrasound.

Why would I need an ultrasound?

The main purposes for ultrasound imaging at The Howard Center include:

Pregnancy ultrasound

In addition to providing you with an exciting first look at your unborn baby, a pregnancy ultrasound allows your OB/GYN to make sure the baby is growing and developing properly.

Diagnostic ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging provides visual information that helps your provider at The Howard Center diagnose many gynecologic conditions, including pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, and infertility.

What should I expect from an ultrasound test?

Ultrasound tests occur right in the office and don’t require special preparation. However, you may want to wear loose clothing that’s easy to remove. This safe, noninvasive test doesn’t pose any health risks.

There are two main types of ultrasound exams we offer at The Howard Center:

Pelvic ultrasound

During a pelvic ultrasound, your provider applies gel to the skin over your lower abdomen. This gel helps the sound waves move more easily through your body. Then, they gently press the transducer to your skin and move it around as needed to capture images.

Transvaginal ultrasound

A transvaginal ultrasound involves inserting a thin, wand-shaped transducer into your vagina to visualize your uterus and ovaries.

To schedule your ultrasound, call The Howard Center today or request an appointment online.