Ultrasound

WGCA offers obstetrical and gynecological ultrasounds in our South Clinton Avenue location. Dr. Oona Lim and Dr. Heather Florescue are certified in Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasounds. Our staff includes ARDMS registered sonographers who have many years of Ob/Gyn ultrasound experience.

The goal of WGCA is to provide easy access to ultrasound services in a familiar setting. Our practice is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and performing extensive and thorough exams. Our certified physicians interpret and generate ultrasound reports for your Ob/Gyn to discuss with you, typically within one week. When necessary, emergency ultrasounds are available to our patients.

WGCA has achieved accreditation by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) in Ob/Gyn Ultrasound. Our practice is among a growing number of ultrasound practices nationally to achieve such accreditation. Participation in AIUM’s accreditation process is voluntary; nevertheless our practice believes that by meeting the high standards set by AIUM we are maintaining our commitment to provide superior healthcare to our patients.

Pregnant patients who are coming for their ultrasound exams are invited to bring either a CD with them (either CD-R or CD-R/W format is fine). We will be happy to download a selection of images of your baby onto the CD for you to take home as a keepsake.  Please remember this is a diagnostic examination and due to the highly technical nature of your ultrasounds, children must be supervised by an adult during the exam.

For FDA information regarding "keepsake" and "entertainment ultrasounds" please click here

Our Ultrasound services include:

  • Dating Ultrasound – 9 weeks
    • Used to confirm your due date and ensure the well-being of the baby.
  • First Trimester Screening (optional) – 13 weeks
    • Through collaboration with our registered nurses and sonographers, we offer first trimester screening (nuchal translucency) to our obstetrical patients. In January 2007, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that all pregnant women,regardless of their age, be offered screening for Down syndrome.The first trimester screening provides a more accurate assessment of a woman’s risk for carrying a baby with Down syndrome, than age alone.
  • Second Trimester Detailed Anatomic Screening - 19-20 weeks.
    • During this highly detailed ultrasound exam, we look at the anatomy of a baby, from the internal structures of the brain to its toes. Often, we may be able to determine the gender of your baby with a high degree of certainty ; however our first goal is to confirm normal anatomic structures.
  • Routine and Emergency Obstetrical Ultrasounds
  • Gynecologic Ultrasounds
    • Patients having a gynecologic ultrasound may require a transabdominal and/or transvaginal ultrasound.
  • Sonohysterograms
    • During a sonohysterogram, you first will have a transvaginal ultrasound exam. A catheter (a small tube) then will be inserted through the cervix, and a saline solution (salt water) will be injected through the catheter. The saline solution fills the uterus so abnormal findings can be seen inside the uterus.

How to Prepare for Your Ultrasound Exam