Christopher K Quinsey, MD
Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Lake Mary, FL
An in-office ultrasound provides Obstetric and Gynecologic imaging information in a comfortable environment. At his office in Lake Mary, Florida, and serving the communities of Central Florida, Christopher K Quinsey, MD, offers in-office ultrasounds to diagnose gynecological issues and monitor pregnancy. Whether you’re experiencing pelvic pain or expecting your first child, Dr. Quinsey uses in-office ultrasounds to help you plan your next step. Call Christopher K Quinsey, MD, or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
In-Office Ultrasound Q & A
What is an in-office ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to see the structures inside your body. For pregnant women, Dr. Quinsey uses an ultrasound to monitor the progress of their baby’s fetal development.
Meanwhile, a transvaginal ultrasound can help diagnose gynecological issues in your reproductive organs, including your uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and cervix.
Many practices are not equipped with in-office ultrasounds, meaning you have to go to an imaging center or hospital for your scan. Fortunately, Dr. Quinsey has ultrasounds and 3D ultrasounds at his office.
Is an in-office ultrasound safe?
Ultrasound technology is painless and doesn’t use any radiation to see your internal structures, so it’s safe for your body and for your growing baby.
If you’re pregnant, a 3D ultrasound can give you a clear, three-dimensional view of your baby. Like traditional ultrasounds, 3D ultrasounds are safe because they don’t require any radiation.
When would I need an in-office ultrasound?
There are many reasons an in-office ultrasound may be recommended, including:
- Fetal development during pregnancy
- Birth defects
- Fetal position
- Abnormal uterine bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Ovarian cysts
- Uterine fibroids
An ultrasound can also help monitor your progress if you’ve recently started treatments for infertility.
What happens during an in-office ultrasound?
How Dr. Quinsey's office performs your ultrasound depends on your reason for having one. During an abdominal ultrasound during pregnancy, he applies a gel to your abdomen that helps prevent air pockets during the test.
Next, Dr. Quinsey places a small, handheld device called a transducer onto your abdomen to capture an image of the inside of your uterus. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, which bounce back and produce an image on Dr. Quinsey’s monitor.
If you need a transvaginal ultrasound to diagnose or monitor gynecological issues, such as pelvic pain or heavy bleeding, Dr. Quinsey applies a special gel to the transducer and inserts the device into your vagina. This helps him see your internal structures, such as your cervix, vagina, ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.
Abdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds take just a few minutes and require little to no preparation beforehand. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the test.
To schedule an in-office ultrasound at Christopher K Quinsey, MD, call or book an appointment online today.