Common during pregnancy, ultrasounds are a routine, safe medical procedure that effectively gives a view inside your body. Ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to map the organs and soft tissue in your body, making it the most popular tool for checking in on a developing baby in a mother’s body. Ultrasounds at Grand Medical Group OB-GYN in Montclair, California let Thomas T. Lee, MD, FACOG, Corazon Navarro, MD, and their team look inside your body without incisions or harmful radiation. Call the office to learn more about ultrasound services at Grand Medical Group OB-GYN today.
Ultrasounds are scans using high-frequency sound waves that can capture live images inside your body. Sometimes called sonography, ultrasound sound waves are sent through your body with a special instrument. The sound waves bounce back, recording the size and shape of soft tissues and organs inside your body.
Ultrasounds are an effective way for Dr. Lee and Dr. Navarro to look inside your body, without the need for incisions, injections, or needles. Ultrasounds are safe and effective for helping the doctors to diagnose and evaluate a variety of conditions.
Ultrasounds are most commonly used during pregnancy to look at the developing baby inside the womb. For normal, healthy pregnancies, women usually undergo two ultrasounds: one to confirm your expected due date at the beginning of your pregnancy, and the second around 20 weeks to confirm normal anatomy and discover the sex of your baby. Ultrasounds don’t use radiation like X-rays and other body scans do, so they’re safe for women who are pregnant.
In addition to examining the health and development of unborn babies, ultrasounds have many other applications. Dr. Lee and Dr. Navarro can also use ultrasound to help diagnose other conditions affecting your organs and soft tissues. Ultrasound can be a helpful diagnostic tool when evaluating the health of your uterus and ovaries.
Grand Medical Group OB-GYN is proud to offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds to patients. Three-dimensional and 4D ultrasounds often aren’t standard procedures, but can be useful for diagnostic purposes or if you just want to see more of your baby.
Where standard ultrasounds produce images that are two-dimensional, 3D ultrasounds create a three-dimensional image of your baby. Four-dimensional ultrasounds are almost like a movie, where you can watch your baby move.
With 3D and 4D ultrasounds, it’s possible for you to see your baby’s face for the first time, which isn’t an option with standard ultrasounds. In some cases, these advanced ultrasounds can help Dr. Lee and Dr. Navarro detect certain birth defects as well.
To learn more about Grand Medical Group OB-GYN and the ultrasound services available, call the office for your first appointment today.