K. Anthony Shanbour, MD ObGyn Oklahoma City OK

OB and GYN Ultrasound

OB Ultrasound

Ultrasound images have many uses during pregnancy. Early on, they may be used to:

  • Determine due dates
  • Reveal the presence of twins or other multiples
  • Rule out ectopic pregnancies

They also are valuable screening tools in helping to detect potential problems, including:

  • Monitoring the growth of your baby
  • Birth defects and placental issues
  • Evaluating anatomical structures
  • Breech positioning, and others

Many expectant parents look forward to learning the gender of their babies via ultrasound midway through a pregnancy.

GYN Ultrasound

Doctors employ ultrasound imaging in diagnosing a wide variety of conditions affecting the organs and soft tissues of the body, including the uterus and ovaries, such a:

Ultrasounds do have some diagnostic limitations, however; sound waves do not transmit well through dense bone or parts of the body that may hold air or gas, such as the bowel.

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