Crescent Street OB/GYN provides both obstetrical and gynecologic ultrasound examinations in our Middletown Office. Ultrasound is a widely-used tool. For gynecology, it is used to assess the size and characteristic of the uterus and ovaries. With this test it is possible to identify ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and other pelvic abnormalities. In obstetrics, this test is used to assess the viability of a pregnancy, to confirm the due date, to determine the number of fetuses, to evaluate the placenta, the amniotic fluid, and fetal growth. Finally, this test is able to evaluate the basic fetal anatomy for many anomalies.
Basic ultrasound may identify some major malformations, however, some malformations, both major and minor, may not be apparent until the birth of a baby. Any concerns of structural abnormalities may necessitate further evaluation and referral for a more detailed study.
In cases of advanced maternal age and high-risk pregnancies, patients are referred to a perinatologist who specializes in obstetrical ultrasound for a level II ultrasound. These appointments are most often made through UConn or Yale.
Many patients desire an ultrasound for the purpose of identifying fetal gender. Although this may be predicted in many cases, depending on fetal position, it is not always possible to visualize gender. 100% accuracy is also not guaranteed.