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Transvaginal Scanning (TVS)

What it is?

Transvaginal (TVS) ultrasound, or internal scanning, is fully established as the routine technique for examining the pelvis and assessing gynaecological problems.  It is a safe technique in experienced hands, and very rarely causes any discomfort to the patient.

Bill Smith, Head of CDS, is recognised internationally for his pioneering work and contribution to developing transvaginal scanning and promoting its clinical use in important areas of women’s healthcare.

What can it show?

TVS provides much more anatomical and clinical information compared to transabdominal (external) scanning. TVS is particularly useful for:

  • Demonstrating abnormalities of the uterus (womb), ovaries and pelvis generally
  • Investigation of specific gynealogical disorders e.g. abnormal bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain etc
  • Pelvic (ovarian) health checks

Who can have it?

Transvaginal scanning is suitable for the majority of woman, except our younger or  more elderly patients. Transabdominal scanning is used as an alternative for those patients, or for those might find internal examination unacceptable for whatever reason.  We treat these issues with the utmost sensitivity at CDS, and all patients are welcome to request a chaperone to be present during any ultrasound examination.

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