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
"Dr Emily McCarty explained what she was looking at and looking for during my ultrasound and it gave me a peace of mind. She walked us through it all!"- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Nov 13, 2019
"The ultrasound tech, Katie Jones, is wonderful. Pleasant energy, wonderful knowledge, positive addition to the visit."- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Jun 04, 2019
"The ultrasound tech was incredibly compassionate. I felt like she was just as excited to see our baby as we were! It was a really special experience. She involved my husband and answered all of his questions."- Anonymous / SurveyVitals / Mar 14, 2019
"Truly BLESSED: - God has been so good to me, placing this woman in my path. She’s the first that took me seriously wo eye-rolls n the words “inconclusive” and “hypochondriac”!!!!!!!God alone "dropped her in my lap". I was at a Ladies' Bible Study n a woman there was talking about her Dr. n how pleased she was with her. I asked for the name:Dr. Katie Mang-Smith atWomen's Health at Valley-View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.She took the time to go over the paperwork / results from the multiple tests I've had done elsewhere since Jan 2017, multiple UAs, a cystoscopy, a CT scan, a pelvic ultrasound, and several pelvic exams,....) the problems I've been having that prompted me to have them, n my frustration of getting no answers / “inconclusive” results.The surgery was planned as "exploratory" to discover why n ended up being a major effort / undertaking of precision repair(s),for problems, some I suspected, some, no one had any clue!!!!!!!What was supposed to be 1 1/2 - 2 hours, was a 4 hour surgery!!!!!!!Grateful to God for His Provision!!!!!!!I had my surgery on Tuesday, 27 NOV, 18. It’s now Friday. Dr Mang-Smith came to my hospital room Tuesday afternoon to explain / discuss what she’d accomplished:After my previous partial hysterectomy (Colorado Springs 1998) and in the 20 years since,upon visual inspection, Dr. Mang-Smith discovered:Vaginal cuff, bladder, colon, ovaries and tubes all stuck together w a lot of scar tissue / adhesions,creating a large knotted lump / cluster of imperfectly, often painfully functioning organs, including confirmation of vaginal cuff that had come “unbuttoned” from the previous surgery.(Explains a LOT of on-going symptoms!!!!!!!)The pictures are shocking / stunning.She had to dissect it all to separate / get it apart.Once apart:Discovered a fistula n removed a portion of colon / repaired it.Removed (dead / atrophied / w cyst) ovaries n tubes.Put remaining items in their proper places, allowing them to freely move, naturally.Repaired the “unbuttoned” vaginal cuff.More incisions than planned to allow for tools -some glued, some sewn; a bit warm, but healing nicely.VERY sore -esp left side where biggest incisions are.On norco n ibuprofen for pain.On fluids, liquid diet / transition to soft / reg.Now home.Still a bit dizzy, n puffy from fluid, as well as some pain from gas, and other minor discomforts. Only a bit of nausea. A bit of fever yesterday, but all in all, vitals are good, n recovery seems to be going well.She called me yesterday and I told her how grateful I was -she’s basically saved my life. If all this had gone undiscovered (doesn’t show on any of the tests I’ve done!!!!!!!) for another 10-20 years, I’d never have survived it. (I’m 58 -would’ve had much more difficulty at 78!!!!!!!)Thank you SO very much, Dr. Mang-Smith, for your attentiveness, kindness, and skill!!!!!!! Recommending you will be one of the greatest privileges / pleasures of my life!!!!!!!Gratefully,Deborah Christine Garrett 🐝"- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 30, 2018
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.