Patient Preparation & Information
- This scan is performed with an empty bladder
- It takes 5-10 minutes
- You will need to undress from the waist down and you will be covered with a sheet at all times
- You will be asked to sign a form indicating you give consent for the examination
- The camera or probe (called a transducer) looks similar to an electric toothbrush and is protected by a sterile cover and coated with lubricant
- You insert this yourself, into the vagina, a small distance. The Sonographer then moves the transducer to scan through the different structures
- A female member of staff will also be present during the scan for your comfort
The ‘Endovaginal’ or ‘Internal’ scanning method is far superior in image quality, detail and sensitivity. Therefore, this examination is
offered to all women routinely. It is performed with an empty bladder after gaining signed, informed consent from the patient.
Some pathology may only be detected using this technique. This is performed on the day of the scan if requested and incurs an additional fee.
You may ask to stop the scan at any stage. Most women don’t find the scan too uncomfortable but pressure is felt as the transducer
is moved to sides to examine the ovaries. It is usually more comfortable than a gynaecological exam that may have been performed
by your doctor. If you decide to proceed with the Transvaginal scan it is performed on the day and incurs an additional fee.
Please remember this scan is optional.
Please call the clinic if you have any queries, we would be happy to help you.