Ultrasound

Andrea Reiche, MD

OB-GYN located in Van Nuys, CA

If you’re expecting a baby or have health symptoms that need to be investigated, an ultrasound is a great tool for further exploration. The dedicated team at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. in Van Nuys, California, uses advanced ultrasound technology to diagnose gynecological problems, assist with medical procedures, or take a closer look at your growing baby. To schedule your ultrasound today, call the office or book online.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a painless procedure that the team of providers at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. uses to:

  • Get a closeup look at your baby during pregnancy
  • View your cervix, vulva, fallopian tubes, uterus, and ovaries
  • Examine organs
  • Evaluate breast lumps
  • Study fertility problems
  • Assess gynecological conditions

Ultrasound technology is based on sonography — sound waves that generate high-quality pictures of your internal organs and tissues.

What health conditions require the use of ultrasound?

Your gynecologist relies on an ultrasound to gather more information about:

  • The health of your organs, including your thyroid, bladder, spleen, gallbladder, uterus, ovaries, heart, and liver
  • The status of your pregnancy, including the baby’s size, position, health, and gender

An ultrasound is the team’s go-to diagnostic tool to evaluate your pregnancy or health condition. While it’s a great way to get a closer look at the inner workings of your body, Dr. Reiche may see a need for further testing with alternative screening technologies.

What types of ultrasound are available?

Gynecological care typically relies on two types of ultrasounds:

  • Transvaginal: your ultrasound technician gently inserts a small probe into the opening of your vagina to get a picture of your pelvic organs
  • Transabdominal: your ultrasound technician guides a handheld device across your abdomen to get images of your baby and internal organs

Cutting-edge 3D and 4D ultrasound technology are also available and are popular ways to look at your baby’s movements, form, and sex. Talk to the providers at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. about the many ultrasound options and which one they recommend for you.

What gynecological conditions does ultrasound help detect?

Ultrasound is Dr. Reiche’s top choice for early detection of a range of women’s health concerns, including:

  • Ovarian cysts
  • Endometriosis
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Tumors
  • Blockages
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Bladder cancer

Pictures are available immediately to help your gynecologist determine the exact cause of your pain or troubling symptoms.

Safeguard your health and your baby’s, too, with an ultrasound at Andrea Reiche, MD, Inc. Call the office to set up your appointment or select the online scheduling option.