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Professional Radiology and Outpatient Imaging Services

Procedure Prep - Sonohysterogram

How should I prepare for my exam?

If your previous imaging was not done at one of our locations, you may be asked to contact your former provider and request that your film be sent to us for a comparison study.

  • Please follow the instructions given by your healthcare provider.
  • If possible, please schedule 7-10 days after start of the last menstrual period.

How long will my exam take?

A sonohysterogram typically takes 60 minutes.

What happens during my exam?

You will be positioned on a cushioned table and sterile saline will be injected into the cavity of the uterus, distending or enlarging it. The saline outlines the endometrium (the lining of the uterine cavity) and allows for easy visualization and measurement with ultrasound imaging. Saline and air may also be injected into the uterus so that the radiologist can look for air bubbles passing through the fallopian tubes, which would indicate open or exposed fallopian tubes.

What happens after my exam?

You will be observed for a period of time after the exam.

Your images will be interpreted by one of our board certified radiologists. The findings will be sent to your healthcare provider.