In-Office Ultrasonography

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Getting an ultrasound is easier than ever at May-Grant OB/GYN. Through our in-office Ultrasonography, we can provide diagnostic services to help track pregnancies and other underlying conditions to give you peace of mind.

What is an In-Office Ultrasonography?

In-Office Ultrasonography, or ultrasound, is an imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images. Through a transducer device, the device sends sound waves into your body, allowing the waves to bounce off the organs and tissues and then return to the device, converting those waves into images.

At May-Grant OB/GYN, we work with type types of ultrasound approaches, which include:

  • Transabdominal Ultrasound: As the most commonly referenced type of ultrasound, transabdominal ultrasound works to obtain images of the abdominal area through ultrasound gel and a hand-held transducer device. This type of ultrasound can be used to obtain images of your baby and pelvic organs.
  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: Through a narrow transducer, a transvaginal ultrasound is performed inside the vagina to observe smaller areas of the uterus and ovaries. The device is inserted into the vagina to show minor details, such as embryos and abnormal growths.

Our ultrasound equipment allows us to treat women during their pregnancy for in-depth evaluations of their baby’s health. It can be used to determine the baby’s gender during the first 20 to 21 weeks of development. For women who aren’t pregnant, ultrasounds provide our team with essential diagnostic tools to diagnose conditions contributing to symptoms such as pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, ovarian cysts, and endometriosis.

Why Choose Us For An In-Office Ultrasonography?

Our ultrasounds can provide women in our communities with the comfort and resources they need to keep track of their pregnancies and help manage chronic women’s health conditions. At May-Grant OB/GYN, our sonographers, alongside our physicians, radiologists, midwives, and nurse practitioners, have years of experience and accreditation for providing OB and GYN ultrasounds to our community members. Our practice features many benefits for our patients throughout Lancaster County, PA, including:

  • Well-Woman Exams: During your wellness exam, our team can provide ultrasounds, lab tests, and other screenings to track your health better and manage chronic conditions, including endometriosis and pelvic prolapse.
  • In-Office Procedures: Our variety of in-office procedures, including pap smears, vaginal biopsies, and endometrial ablation, means you can get the care you need without traveling to another facility for your care. 
  • Obstetrician Care and Delivery: Pregnant women seeking prenatal care can easily find valuable resources at our office. We have teams of midwives, nurse practitioners, and specialists ready to help you through all stages of your pregnancy.
  • Sexual Health Care: For all areas of sexual health, our team can provide extensive options for contraception, STD treatment, and sexual dysfunction treatment for women throughout our communities.
  • Menopause Management: Women going through perimenopause and menopause can seek long-term management through our clinics with hormonal therapy, vaginal lubricants, and other treatments to help alleviate menopause symptoms.

Why In-Office Ultrasonography is Beneficial

In-office ultrasonography offers several advantages:

  • Immediate access to diagnostic imaging, facilitating timely diagnosis and treatment.
  • Convenience of receiving comprehensive care within a single location.
  • Enhanced patient comfort and reduced anxiety with familiar surroundings and staff.
  • Direct communication between the ultrasound technician and your OB/GYN provider for integrated care.

What Conditions Can Be Diagnosed

In-office ultrasonography at May-Grant OB/GYN can diagnose a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Pregnancy and fetal development.
  • Gynecological issues such as ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and endometriosis.
  • Abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain.
  • Fertility assessments and monitoring.

The Ultrasonography Process

Our ultrasonography process involves:

  1. Scheduling Your Appointment: Convenient appointment times are available to fit your schedule, with same-day appointments for urgent needs when possible.
  2. During Your Ultrasound: A specially trained technician conducts the ultrasound, ensuring your comfort throughout the procedure. The process is painless and typically takes less than 30 minutes.
  3. Immediate Results: Our OB/GYN providers review the ultrasound images on-site, allowing for prompt discussion of results and next steps in your care plan.
  4. Follow-Up Care: Based on the ultrasound findings, we may recommend additional tests, treatments, or simply routine monitoring.
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Preparation for Your Ultrasound

Preparation varies depending on the type of ultrasound. You may be advised to arrive with a full bladder for pelvic ultrasounds or to follow specific instructions for obstetric imaging. Our team will provide you with all necessary preparation details prior to your appointment.


With in-office ultrasonography, patients benefit from efficient and accurate diagnostic capabilities. This advanced technology, combined with our expert care, supports optimal health outcomes and informed decision-making regarding your treatment options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is in-office ultrasonography safe?
A: Yes, ultrasonography uses sound waves to create images and is considered a safe and non-invasive diagnostic tool.

Q: How often will I need an ultrasound during pregnancy?
A: The number of ultrasounds varies by individual and pregnancy. Generally, you’ll have at least two (an early pregnancy scan and an anatomy scan) with additional scans as needed.

Q: Can ultrasonography detect all gynecological conditions?
A: While ultrasonography is highly effective, some conditions may require additional diagnostic methods for a comprehensive evaluation.

Q: Do I need a referral for in-office ultrasonography?
A: Patients under the care of May-Grant OB/GYN can typically be scheduled for ultrasonography without an external referral. Discuss your needs with your provider.

Schedule Your In-Office Ultrasonography with May-Grant OB/GYN

Experience the convenience and care of in-office ultrasonography at May-Grant OB/GYN. Our advanced imaging services are integrated seamlessly into your care, providing you with the clarity and confidence you need. Call us at 717-397-8177 to schedule your ultrasound and embrace the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive, expert care.

Accepted Insurances

May-Grant Obstetrics & Gynecology participates with the following insurances. Please note that office copays are due at the time of service and any co-insurances are the responsibility of the patient. Please check with your carrier or call our office at 717-397-8177 for an updated menu of insurance options.

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Please consider the following when booking:

Online scheduling is currently for ESTABLISHED May-Grant patients only. If you are a new patient (GYN or OB), please call the office at 717-397-8177 to schedule your appointment to ensure that your provider has enough time to address your needs.

If you schedule an appointment online as a new patient, your appointment will be canceled and you will not be able to be seen. A “New Patient” includes those who have not been seen in our offices in the past three years.

Additionally, your insurance coverage will be verified when you check in for your visit. Please confirm that we accept your insurance before booking online. If we do not accept your insurance, you will not be seen and your appointment will be canceled.

Each patient is unique, and so is each appointment type!

Online scheduling is currently for ESTABLISHED May-Grant patients only. If you are a new patient (GYN or OB), please call the office at 717-397-8177 to schedule your appointment to ensure that your provider has enough time to address your needs.

If you schedule an appointment online as a new patient, your appointment will be canceled and you will not be able to be seen. A “New patient” includes those who have not been seen in our offices in the past three years.