Ultrasound

Capital Women's Care -  - Obstetrics

Capital Women's Care

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Silver Spring, MD & Laurel, MD

If you’re pregnant or have symptoms of a gynecological condition, you should get an ultrasound. Ultrasounds can help your doctor diagnose and prevent pelvic problems and keep track of your baby’s development. The compassionate team of obstetricians and gynecologists at Capital Women’s Care, located in Laurel and Silver Spring, Maryland, offer the latest advancements in ultrasound technology, including 3D and 4D ultrasounds. To learn more, call or book an appointment online today.

Ultrasound Q & A

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging or therapeutic technique that allows your provider to:

  • View your uterus and ovaries
  • Examine other organs or structures within your body
  • Look at a baby during pregnancy
  • Evaluate your blood flow
  • Examine lumps in your breast
  • Detect reproductive problems
  • Treat certain gynecological conditions


Your doctor may use an ultrasound to view your reproductive organs, ensure your baby is developing properly, or in conjunction with surgical procedures. While X-rays can expose you to radiation, ultrasound will not.

What Should I Expect During an Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are noninvasive imaging procedures that shouldn’t cause you any discomfort. A technician places a transducer on the skin near your abdomen to create images from sound waves that bounce off tissues in your body.

What are the Types of Ultrasounds?

Your doctor may recommend one of several ultrasound procedures based on your condition, such as:

  • Transvaginal Ultrasound: During a transvaginal ultrasound, a technician at Capital Women’s Care gently inserts a transducer into your vagina to look at your ovaries and uterus. This procedure is often done early on in pregnancy to view a developing fetus.
  • Therapeutic Ultrasounds: Your doctor may recommend a therapeutic ultrasound, which uses high-intensity sound beams to heat, ablate, or break up tissue within your reproductive system without cutting skin or damaging surrounding tissue. This type of ultrasound may be used for destroying uterine fibroids, alleviating pain from bone growths, ablation procedures, breaking up blood clots, closing wounds to stop bleeding. Research is ongoing to determine additional uses for therapeutic ultrasound.
  • 3D and 4D Ultrasounds: Providers at Capital Women’s Care use 3D and 4D ultrasounds to analyze fetal movements, assess the health of a developing baby, and produce pictures of a baby before delivery.
  • Fetal Echocardiography: Fetal echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to assess a developing baby’s heart function and anatomy.


When you’re ready to learn more about how an ultrasound can improve the health of you or your baby, call Capital Women’s Care or book an appointment online.

What we offer

Obstetric & Gynecological Services