AIUM Accredited Ultrasound Center
An Ultrasound scan is a safe medical test used to evaluate the status of an unborn fetus and to diagnose diseases of the pelvic organs. At VPFW, a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) will conduct your exam. Afterwards, one of our credentialed physicians will interpret the results. Our staff is accredited by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), as well as Nuchal Translucency Quality Review (NTQR) which guarantees that sonographers and interpreting certified physicians meet strict standards.
- Gynecological scan (virginal patients): Need to drink 32 ounces of liquid one hour prior to the exam for abdominal imaging. No other prep is required.
- All other patients: Will receive a transvaginal exam with no prep required.
- Obstetrical patients:
- 1st trimester (6-13 weeks) will receive a transvaginal exam, no prep required. Nuchal Translucency screening requires 16-24 ounces of fluid one hour prior to the exam.
- 2nd & 3rd trimester (14-42 weeks) will need to have a full bladder (32 ounces of fluid); transabdominal and/or transvaginal screening will be performed