Ultrasound

Both gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound services are provided as well as ultrasound-based procedures such as saline infusions at the Women’s Health Center of Lebanon in Pennsylvania.

The Ultrasound Department is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) to perform gynecological and obstetrical ultrasounds. Our sonographers are certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) in the specialty of OB/GYN. All our physicians are skilled in interpreting both gynecological and obstetrical ultrasounds.

We accept ultrasound appointments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday in our Lebanon office. The Women’s Health Center staff is comprised of a team of highly trained sonographers.

Ultrasound testing must be specifically ordered by a physician for a medical reason and is not intended for the purpose of entertainment or gender determination. If an ultrasound is recommended by one of our physicians during your pregnancy, we will discuss the procedure and the particular indicators for it with you.

Obstetrical Ultrasound

Ultrasound lets the doctor “see” inside a patient’s body. An ultrasound is used throughout a mother’s pregnancy to ensure the fetus is growing properly and is healthy. This procedure can determine:

• Age
• Amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
• Detection of some types of birth defects
• Fetal position, movement, breathing and heart rate
• Location of placenta
• Number of fetuses
• Rate of growth
• Whether the size is right based on age

Sometimes a transvaginal ultrasound is used during pregnancy to find the cause of bleeding or pain, to rule out an ectopic pregnancy, to measure cervical length or to find certain types of birth defects in the fetus early in pregnancy.

Gynecological Ultrasound

Gynecological ultrasounds are used to examine the pelvic organs to:

• Help identify a pelvic mass
• Find mass location and determine size, shape and characteristics
• Help detect problems causing pelvic pain or abnormal bleeding
• Locate the position of an intrauterine device (IUD)
• Help monitor ovulation in treating infertility

Gynecological Ultrasound

Sonohysterography, or saline infusion as it is often called, is an ultrasound procedure we perform in our Lebanon office. Sonohysterography requires sterile water to be placed into the uterine cavity during transvaginal ultrasound. This process can help delineate more clearly the presence of lesions in the lining of the uterus. This can be particularly helpful in cases of abnormal uterine bleeding. A special appointment is required for this procedure.

The AIUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Commission Announces Accreditation of Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

Lebanon, PA – The Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Commission of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is pleased to announce that Women’s Health Center of Lebanon, Ltd. is among a growing number of ultrasound practices to achieve accreditation in obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound. “The AIUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Commission is reviewing numerous applications for accreditation,” states AIUM’s Director of Accreditation Lynn Burnett, RDMS, RVT. “Women’s Health Center of Lebanon, Ltd. has achieved accreditation in recognition that the practice has met voluntary standards set by the diagnostic ultrasound profession. The entire practice was reviewed, including the practice’s personnel; physical facilities; documentation, storage and record-keeping practices; policies and procedures; quality assurance methods; case studies; and how the practice meets the AIUM’s standards.”

The Women’s Health Center of Lebanon, Ltd. successfully completed the application process for obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound practice accreditation and was awarded accreditation.

Participation in the AIUM’s Ultrasound Practice Accreditation program is voluntary and is available to practices in the following areas of ultrasound: abdominal/general, obstetrical or focused obstetrical, gynecological, vascular breast, or any combination of these areas. The accreditation process allows ultrasound practices the opportunity to assess their strengths and weaknesses and to initiate changes for improving and strengthening their overall operation. The AIUM developed this program in response to the many changes in the approach to healthcare delivery that have resulted in an increased scrutiny of diagnostic evaluations, as well as technical improvements that have allowed for the expanded use of ultrasound and have dramatically increased the number of physicians and sonographers using this imaging modality.