Pelvic Ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is a safe, and noninvasive method for obtaining useful medical images to diagnose the cause of common gynecological symptoms such as abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain.
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You can expect at West Texas health diagnostic center that you are being examined by sonographers qualified and skilled in gynecological ultrasound and the exam is interpreted by radiologists and physicians experienced and subspecialized in gynecological diagnosis to provide you with optimal care and a good outcome.

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Contact West Texas Health Imaging at  325-793-5162 for more information.
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What to Expect During Your Visit

Comfort, privacy, and confidentiality are the core of a positive experience when receiving a pelvic ultrasound. Most visits last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the goal of your imaging. For a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, a special gel is spread over the skin, allowing the ultrasound device to conduct sound waves effectively. These harmless waves bounce off the body’s organs and tissues before being picked up by the device, creating a detailed image. For a transvaginal ultrasound, the transducer is covered with the gel and a sanitized sheath and inserted into the vagina. There is no pain, and the gel may feel cool but is not uncomfortable. The type of ultrasound you will need depends on the conditions for which you are being screened or tested.


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When to Schedule a Pelvic Ultrasound

An OB/GYN ultrasound allows doctors to evaluate health concerns related to a patient’s reproductive system. The range of cases where this imaging would be needed can vary, but some reasons a pelvic ultrasound may be needed include:
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Abnormal menstrual cycles
  • Confirming and dating early pregnancy
  • Diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy (fertilized egg outside the uterus)
  • Check for causes of fertility concerns
  • Routine monitoring of a developing fetus
  • Evaluate for signs of pelvic inflammatory disease

Why Choose West Texas Health for Women's Care

For over 50 years, West Texas Health has been a central part of the Abilene community, providing accessible, high-quality care for people living in the West Texas area. Our experienced providers were carefully selected for their passion and ability to provide healthcare services that make a difference in patients’ lives. From primary care to advanced imaging services, our health center provides comprehensive care for patient well-being.

Contact the West Texas Health imaging department at 325-793-5162 for more information and to learn about scheduling a visit for a pelvic ultrasound in Abilene.

Our friendly staff can walk you through the process and provide complete information on how to sign up for imaging tests, including OB/GYN imaging near you.