Hysterosonogram Procedure in Long Island & Queens
What is a hysterosonogram?
A hysterosonogram, also called a sonohysterogram, is an ultrasound technique that provides pictures of the inside of a female’s uterus. The procedure is similar to a gynecologic exam, but is performed using a special ultrasound tool, called a transducer. Hysterosonograms are useful for finding the cause of vaginal bleeding or fertility problems.
Why is a hysterosonogram procedure performed?
Typically, a hysterosonogram is needed when a traditional ultrasound exam is unable to determine the cause of bleeding or fertility issues, and a clearer image is needed. Your doctor may recommend a hysterosonogram if any of the following conditions are suspected within the uterus or uterine lining:
- An abnormal structure or shape
- Adhesions (scarring) inside the uterus
- Irregular masses, like polyps or fibroids
What does a hysterosonogram involve?
A hysterosonogram procedure can be performed in-office at Neighborhood Radiology Services by our board-certified radiologists. The test causes minor cramping in some women, so your doctor may recommend taking an over-the-counter pain medication prior to your arrival. You will be asked to change into a medical gown before the procedure.
During the procedure, you will sit on the edge of a comfortable exam table and lie back with your feet elevated. A special ultrasound tool called a transducer is inserted into the vagina, which allows your doctor to view inside your body in real-time. Next, a catheter is inserted, which passes a liquid solution into the cervix. This helps to create clearer images for your doctor to study.
After the procedure, your doctor will go over the results with you and make recommendations for further testing or treatment options, if needed.
What are the benefits of undergoing a hysterosonogram at Neighborhood Radiology Services?
Undergoing a hysterosonogram performed at Neighborhood Radiology Services has the following benefits:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Can be done in one office visit
- No exposure to radiation
- In some cases, it may be less expensive than a hysterosalpingogram, however, it does not provide information about the fallopian tubes
- Performed at a medical imaging facility that specializes in women’s imaging
If you need to book a hysterosonogram, contact our board-certified radiologists at Neighborhood Radiology Services, with locations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area. Fill out the form on this page to request an appointment or call 800-220-2220 to learn more about our services.