Ultrasound Imaging in Columbus, OH

Fetal ultrasound provides you and your doctor with a first glimpse of your developing baby.

Quick Facts

An ultrasound is: 

  • A safe, painless and non-invasive test
  • Typically performed between 18 and 20 weeks of pregnancy
  • Used to confirm a pregnancy and its location
  • Used to determine how a pregnancy is progressing, the baby’s growth rate, age and sex.
  • Used to determine location and development of the placenta
  • Identifies possible fetal abnormalities

Types of Ultrasounds

  • Standard – directs high-pitched sounds waves toward the baby, which bounces off tissues, organs and bones in the mother’s body, including those of the baby in uterus. This creates black and white images on a monitor.
  • Advanced or Targeted – used to further investigate a suspected abnormality identified by a standard ultrasound.
  • Three-dimensional (3-D) – offers 3-D images with a high level of detail
  • Four-dimensional (4-D) – offers 3-D images in real time.
  • Doppler – measures slight changes in the frequency of the ultrasound waves as they bounce off moving objects, such as blood cells.

How To Prepare

  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Most likely the test needs to be done with a full bladder. For transvaginal ultrasound or those in late pregnancy, a full bladder usually isn’t necessary.

What To Expect

  • The examination usually takes less than 30 minutes.
  • The patient is usually positioned on an examination table and clear gel is applied to the abdomen. This improves conduction of sound waves and eliminates air between the transducer, a small plastic device that sends out sound waves and records them as they bounce back, and your skin.
  • The transducer moves back and forth over the abdomen, directing sound waves into the uterus and capturing the reflected sounds waves that are digitally converted into images.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, we are taking steps to protect our patients, employees and their loved ones. We can all play a role in slowing the speed at which the virus spreads.

As your healthcare provider, we are committed to your health and safety. Starting on March 16, we will be rescheduling all routine well visits/annuals appointments.

This DOES NOT include our pregnant patients or anyone who needs an urgent appointment.

This DOES include anyone with routine, follow up, and/or annual visits who do not have any abnormal issues. If you are elderly, immunocompromised, or have underlying medical conditions, please do not come into our office during this time.

Your health is important to us and we welcome you to call our office if you need any help deciding if you need to reschedule your appointment.

If you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please do not come to the office for an appointment. Please instead call us to reschedule.

We have always been very welcoming of additional support people and children in our office, but at this time, we are asking that you do not bring any guests to your visits. If you need assistance and a support person is necessary, please call our office so arrangements can be made.

This is only temporary for the safety and well being of ALL our patients at CWC.

The situation is fluid, and we are continually reassessing it.

We will be offering telemedicine appointments beginning March 23rd.

We will be updating you regularly, and we welcome you to call our office to speak to our staff with any questions or concerns.

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