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Ultrasound Specialist

Arizona Women's Specialists -  - OBGYN

Arizona Women's Specialists

OBGYNs located in Glendale, AZ & Pheonix, AZ

Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool that uses sound waves to create images of your internal organs. At Arizona Women's Specialists in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona, Hetal Shah, MD, Luminita Iacob, PA-C, Julie Denton, FNP-C, and the team offer ultrasound testing for obstetric and gynecology care. The OB/GYN practice has one of the most advanced ultrasound machines, allowing them to get clear images. Call or schedule your ultrasound appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a type of imaging test. It uses sound wave technology to produce pictures of your internal organs. Ultrasound imaging is one of the safest imaging tools, which is why it’s the preferred imaging test during pregnancy.

The Arizona Women's Specialists team includes highly experienced ultrasound technicians who perform ultrasound testing. The practice has the most advanced ultrasound machine and equipment available so they get clearer images and you get a better view. 

Their ultrasound machine also has software that allows the team to send ultrasound images to phones through text messaging. 

What are the types of ultrasound tests?

The Arizona Women's Specialists team uses ultrasound for obstetrics and gynecology care. The types of testing they perform with ultrasound include:

Basic anatomy scan

One of the tests you may look forward to the most during your pregnancy is the basic anatomy scan. The ultrasound test usually occurs around week 20 of your pregnancy.

During this scan, the ultrasound technician places the ultrasound wand on your abdomen. They move the wand back and forth, evaluating your baby’s head, body, arms, and legs, as well as their internal organs, looking for abnormalities. 

They may also be able to determine the sex of your baby during this ultrasound. 

Biophysical profile (BPP) test

The BPP test is during the third trimester. During this ultrasound, your technician measures your baby’s heartbeat, muscle tone, movement, and breathing, as well as your amniotic fluid. 

3D and 4D ultrasounds

Arizona Women's Specialists provides 3D and 4D ultrasounds during pregnancy. These ultrasounds provide detailed pictures and videos of your baby. 

The OB/GYN practice performs 3D and 4D ultrasounds at their Glendale office on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at their Phoenix office on Wednesdays. 

Gynecological pelvic ultrasounds

The Arizona Women's Specialists team performs gynecological pelvic ultrasounds to evaluate your reproductive organs and diagnose gynecological conditions such as ectopic pregnancies, fibroids, or polyps.

How do I prepare for an ultrasound?

When coming in for an ultrasound during your pregnancy, there’s nothing you need to do prior to the test to prepare, unless otherwise directed by your health care provider. 

However, for the gynecological pelvic ultrasound, the team requests you come in with a full bladder. They suggest you drink 32 ounces of water one hour before your appointment and not urinate until after you see the ultrasound technician. 

Ultrasound testing is a safe diagnostic test used for obstetrics and gynecology care. Call Arizona Women's Specialists or schedule your ultrasound test online today.