Ultrasound, also called sonography, uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of internal organs. It has many uses in the medical world; not only can it confirm a pregnancy, it can also diagnose particular illnesses and even guide doctors through detailed procedures.
With regards to IVF, good ultrasound forms the foundation for a suitable fertility diagnosis and is key to monitoring throughout treatment. At Concept Fertility, we offer ultrasounds to help us understand why you might be struggling to conceive a child, and the most appropriate next steps.
There are many benefits to an ultrasound scan, some of which you will find listed below.
Since an ultrasound scan involves no needles, injections or incisions, it is usually an entirely painless procedure. The ovaries and internal organs can be visualised in a non-invasive way.
During an ultrasound, the patient isn’t exposed to any ionising radiation, making it far safer than an X-ray or CT scan. Furthermore, with regards to pregnancy, ultrasound scans have been used for decades and have never proven to be dangerous to the patient or the baby.
Ultrasound scans can reveal a wealth of useful information to doctors. They are able to capture images of soft tissues that would show up poorly on an X-ray.
Depending on the type of ultrasound you’re after, our scans are inexpensive. You can find out more about each option and how much they cost here.
If you are interested in any of our scans or would like to discuss fertility treatments with a professional, please fill out our contact form or give us a call. We’re always more than happy to help with any of your queries.