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Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric Ultrasound

Gunnison Valley Health uses obstetrical ultrasounds to confirm that you are pregnant. This type of ultrasound can be performed at any time during your pregnancy, but the earliest an embryo is usually visible with a heartbeat is approximately six weeks gestation. Throughout your pregnancy, an ultrasound will be used to monitor the growth of your baby’s health.

Are obstetric ultrasounds safe?

Obstetric ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures of a baby (embryo or fetus) within a pregnant woman. It provides a clear picture of the uterus and provides a lot of important information about your pregnancy.

Ultrasound imaging is noninvasive and doesn’t use radiation. It has been used to evaluate pregnancy for nearly four decades and there has been no evidence of harm to the patient, embryo, or fetus.

Benefits of an obstetrical ultrasound:

  • Ultrasound is the preferred method for the monitoring of pregnant women and their unborn babies.
  • Ultrasound has been used to evaluate pregnancy for nearly four decades and there has been no evidence of harm to the patient, embryo or fetus.
  • Ultrasound allows the doctor to see inside the uterus and provides important information about your pregnancy.

Leading edge ultrasound backed by compassion and commitment.

At Gunnison Valley Health, we provide advanced imaging services right here in the Gunnison Valley. Our on-site radiologists and certified technologists offer expertise, experience, and diagnostic excellence to the residents and guests of our area.

For more information, speak to your OB/GYN, family physician or contact Gunnison Valley Health's Diagnostic Imaging Department at (970) 641-7253.