Ultrasound Services in Charleston, SC

Fetal ultrasound provides you and your doctor with the first glimpse of your developing baby. At Seasons OBGYN in Charleston, SC we offer standard ultrasound imaging services as well as 3D and 4D ultrasounds.  

Ultrasounds are: 

  • 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 (3D Ultrasounds) - offers 3-D images with a high level of detail. Learn more about 3d Ultrasounds

  • Four-dimensional (4D Ultrasounds) - offers 3-D images in real time. Learn more about 4d Ultrasounds.

  • Doppler - measures slight changes in the frequency of the ultrasound waves as they bounce off moving objects, such as blood cells.

How To Prepare for Your Ultrasound

  • 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 for Your Ultrasound

  • 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.

Ultrasound Imaging in North Charleston, SC

We offer the full range of prenatal ultrasound services in Charleston, SC including 3D and 4D Ultrasounds. Our office is located in North Charleston, near Summerville, SC. Schedule your appointment today! You can request an appointment online or by calling our office at (843) 569-2900. To request an appointment online, click on the button below. 

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