Ultrasound is one of the many tools your physician may use to evaluate your gynecologic and obstetric health.

Ultrasounds are very safe exams and are used in obstetrics to monitor the baby during pregnancy, detect certain conditions like ovarian cysts and fibroids, and help evaluate pelvic anatomy.

While ultrasound can assist in making a diagnosis, other exams like CT and MRI scans may need to be done outside of the clinic in order to make a final diagnosis.

Our practice has been awarded accreditation by American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM). When needed we may request additional ultrasound or radiologic testing with other specialists such as perinatologists and radiologists.

Here is how to prepare for your Ultrasound:
  • Please come to the office with a full bladder. If this is not possible please inform one of our staff members and they will be happy to provide you with water.
  • Family and friends are welcome to attend the ultrasound exam. Please limit to 3 people.
  • If you are bringing small children please make sure another adult is present to attend to the children.
  • If you are in pain please let our technician know the area of the pain.

Please note that our technician is skilled and friendly however, she is not able to interpret or discuss the findings of the ultrasound. Your physician or RN will discuss the results with you once they have been reviewed.

Obstetrical patients may indicate to our technician their desire to know or not know the gender of their baby. If she is able to see the gender, she will be happy to reveal the gender with you or provide you with a sealed envelope for private viewing.

At Adefris & Toppin, we are doing everything we can to protect our staff, our patients, and the community at large from the spread of COVID-19. We are following the recommendations from the CDC and the MN Health Department to try and “blunt the curve”.

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