In-House Ultrasonography

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May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology located throughout Lancaster & Lebanon Counties, PA

The team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology offers their patients the convenience of receiving all their ultrasound screening and diagnostic testing in the office, thanks to in-house ultrasound services staffed by fully licensed and highly experienced sonographers. In-house ultrasonography is available at each office, which includes Lancaster, Elizabethtown, Columbia, Ephrata, Intercourse, Willow Street, and Lebanon, Pennsylvania. They also offer evening, weekend, and Saturday ultrasound appointments, so call or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.

In-House Ultrasonography Q & A

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of your organs and other structures in your body. A device called a transducer sends the sound waves into your body, where they bounce off organs and tissues like blood vessels, then return to the transducer. The transducer sends the information to a computer, which converts the echoes into highly detailed images.

How is Ultrasound Performed?

There are two types of ultrasound you may receive at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology:

  • Transabdominal Ultrasound: This is the ultrasound technique used for pregnant women. Your sonographer applies ultrasound gel to your abdomen to help the sound waves travel through your skin. Then the sonographer moves the transducer over your skin to obtain an image of your baby.
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: A transvaginal ultrasound uses a narrow transducer that’s placed inside your vagina. It produces clearer images of pelvic organs because the sound waves don’t have to go through your skin.


How is Ultrasound Used in Obstetrics?

Your clinician at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology may recommend an ultrasound at any time during your pregnancy to evaluate the health of your developing baby and identify any potential problems.

Parents and families always look forward to a second-trimester ultrasound because it gives them a first look at their baby. They may also learn the baby’s gender during this ultrasound.

At May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology, parents have the option of getting a high-resolution 3D image or a 4D ultrasound, which produces a moving image of their baby.

How is Ultrasound Used in Gynecology?

Ultrasound is an essential diagnostic tool for the team at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. Diagnostic transvaginal ultrasound is used to determine the cause of symptoms like pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding, that could arise from numerous conditions.

These are a few examples of gynecological conditions evaluated using ultrasound.

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Ectopic pregnancy


Your doctor may also use ultrasound to detect endometrial or ovarian cancer.

When you need a prenatal or diagnostic ultrasound, you can count on the superior quality and convenience of in-house ultrasound at May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature.