Ultrasound (U/S) is energy in the form of soundwaves. During an U/S exam, a transducer sends soundwaves through the body. The sounds waves come into contact with tissues, body fluid, and bones. The waves then bounce back like echoes. The transducer receives these echoes, which are turned into images. The images can be viewed as pictures on a video screen. U/S is used to monitor pregnancy and to diagnose and monitor female pelvic problems that are not related to pregnancy.
CPT 76830 $650
U/S that uses a transducer on the abdomen. The transducer is lubricated and moved along the abdomen. You may need to have a full bladder to see the structures more clearly.
CPT 76817 $485
U/S that uses a transducer in the vagina. The transducer is shaped like a wand and covered with a latex-free sheath and lubricated before it is inserted into the vagina. You may need to have a full bladder to see the structures more clearly.