What is a transabdominal/ transvaginal ultrasound?
Transabdominal ultrasounds are diagnostic imaging tests used to examine the inside of the pelvis. This ultrasound imaging scans areas such as:
- Fallopian tubes
Transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound machines use transducers that send out high-frequency sound waves into the body. Once these sound waves have bounced off soft tissue and organs in the body, they are converted into ultrasound images on a computer. After these images are recorded by the technologist (also known as a sonographer), a radiologist examines the results and diagnoses a condition.