Ultrasound office: a "support" for women

Written by: Prof. Giorgio Bentivoglio
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Ultrasound is very important for the diagnosis of gynecological and obstetric disorders. The professor. Giorgio Bentivoglio, an expert in obstetrics and gynecology at Genoa , explains what "office ultrasound" means

What is ultrasound office?

Ultrasound or trans-vaginal ultrasound examination is a diagnostic method indispensable for any gynecological or obstetric examination. We can define "office", ie support, any ultrasound is performed in the context of specialist consultancy.

When do I recruit office office?

Always, the gynecologist uses 4 of his 5 senses (hearing, feel, sight, and smell) in evaluating the problems that are being posed, but the diagnostic capacity has increased considerably with the use of ultrasound, especially trans-vaginal .

In fact, the feel allows to perceive the volumes and irregularities of the surfaces of the internal organs, but has little value in considering the interior. This does not mean that the experience and the visit without an echography are overcome, since no instrumentation can yet make it understand the temperature, elasticity (general and focal), pain, irregularities and the mobility of the genital apparatus.

Consequently, the integration of natural and technical means is capable of enhancing diagnostic capacity.

What is morphological ultrasound?

Any ultrasound is " morphologically ", as it shows the forms of the apparatus being investigated. For a long time, this adjective is understood to be linked to a specific ultrasound that occurs at mid-pregnancy (towards the 20th week of amenorrhea), which is responsible for evaluating the "normality" of the fetus. This is a normal ultrasound, which dissolves doubts about any malformations, giving rise to any major human, as well as medical-legal interventions.

Consequently, this examination can not be carried out except by highly experienced staff and sophisticated equipment (and very expensive).

How many ecografs should be performed during a pregnancy?

Pregnant, WHO. (World Health Organization) requires the execution of at least 2 ultrasounds (one in the first trimester, which will specify the gestational time, and a second in the second quarter, the "famous" morphologic), and a third optional in the third quarter.

The obstetric controls during pregnancy , usually one every month, are well supported by an agile ultrasound office, both to improve the doctor's vision and to give the future mom a picture of what's inside his bacon and approach her even more to her baby

So so many eczema can cause harm to the fetus?

The ultrasound method ( ecodoppler ) does not involve the use of radiation, but only sound waves, absolutely harmless, since the vehicle's safety is guaranteed by the experience of almost 50 years of use without any damage.


Editor Karin Moscow

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Prof. Giorgio Bentivoglio
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Professor Giorgio Bentivoglio specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Andrology and Oncology. Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the University of Genoa since 1992, has been Director of the Genital Disorders Clinical and Obstetric Unit of IRCCS "Giannina Gaslini" of Genoa from 2009 to October 31, 2015. For nearly 50 years he has been involved in infertility (female and male), as well as pregnant women at risk, and for the prevention and diagnosis of female oncology. In recent years its research activity has focused on the study of the transmission from mother to son of viral diseases, particularly with regard to HIV and HCV viruses.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

View Profile

Overall assessment of their patients

This website uses its own and third-party cookies to collect information in order to improve our services, to show you advertising related to your preferences, as well as to analyse your browsing habits..