About Ultrasounds & SOnograms
With the use of state-of-the-art technology, our team at Women’s Health at Valley View can provide ultrasounds and sonograms for detailed images of your reproductive organs for various purposes throughout your life. During an ultrasound, the sound waves create the sonogram, a flat, 2D image of your reproductive system or baby. At our Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Silt, CO locations, we also offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds along with the traditional forms to provide patients with the treatment method that is best for their needs. These more advanced imaging options can allow our team to identify certain complications, as well as birth defects and abnormalities developed prior to birth. Contact our facility to learn more or to schedule your initial consultation with one of our skilled OB/GYN specialists.
Ultrasounds and Sonograms Reviews
"The ultrasound and the description that Karen gave us while we looked at each part of the baby was amazing!"- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Feb 16, 2020
"Katie the ultrasound technician was wonderful!"- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Apr 15, 2020
"Susan the midwife was very attentive. Katie the ultrasound tech was very knowledgeable and it was so fun having her explain everything she saw on our baby in the ultrasound. Both providers are wonderful."- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / May 22, 2020
"Dr. Katie fit in the last minute ultrasound so we could see our baby for the first time! We are so grateful she made time for us!"- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / May 25, 2020
"Dr. Mang-Smith was great in several ways but what I appreciated most was her clear, comprehensive, and empathetic communication throughout the visit and how she asked for consent before starting the ultrasound. This integration of a trauma informed care approach is critical in the health care setting and helped to create a much more positive experience, even when experiencing something tragic like a miscarriage."- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Jul 17, 2020
At Women’s Health at Valley View, there are several options for the types of ultrasounds that may be performed for diagnostic purposes or during pregnancy. As a noninvasive procedure, an ultrasound can produce imaging that can be used to ensure optimal health for women, as well as to monitor the development of your baby and your pregnancy’s progression. The types of ultrasounds we offer include:
- Pelvic ultrasound: performed on the vaginal area and abdomen
- Transabdominal ultrasound: performed on the abdomen and provides a 2D picture
- 3D ultrasound: offers an improved visual over a standard ultrasound and can detect certain birth defects
- 4D ultrasound: produces a video of the baby in the womb
- Doppler ultrasound: used to assess the fetus’s blood vessels after a diagnosis of gestational diabetes
- Transvaginal ultrasound: a “wand” or transducer is inserted into the vagina to provide an image during the early stages of pregnancy
What to Expect
Prior to any type of diagnostic imaging, a member of our team will explain the process in detail so that you know what to expect. We may choose to perform an ultrasound or sonogram to ensure optimal health following an abnormal pap smear or during your pregnancy to keep a close eye on the development of your baby. At Women's Health at Valley View, we understand that you may desire to have your loved ones alongside you during a pregnancy-related ultrasound. If you desire to have your family members present during your ultrasound appointment, we encourage that you only invite the immediate family in limited numbers. We always work with you to provide the appropriate accommodations for you and your family during your ultrasound appointment.
A Healthy, Happy Pregnancy
With advanced imaging technology and techniques, our team at Women's Health at Valley View provides ultrasounds to provide sonogram images to evaluate your overall health and that of your baby. To learn more or to schedule your ultrasound, we invite you to contact one of our locations in Glenwood Springs, Basalt, or Silt, CO. We want to help you experience an overall healthy and happy pregnancy experience.