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Overview

The Color Doppler of Pelvis procedure helps to evaluate the pelvic region of the human body using the Color Doppler Ultrasound Technique.

What is Color Doppler of Pelvis?
Color Doppler Ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves to measure the amount of blood flow through blood vessels.
A Pelvic Ultrasound, or Color Doppler of Pelvis, is used to produce images of organs and to show the speed and direction of blood flow in the pelvis.

In women, it is used to capture images of the following sections of the body:
● Cervix.
● Fallopian tubes.
● Ovaries.
● Uterus.
● Vagina.
● Bladder.

In men, it is used to capture images of the following sections of the body:
● Bladder.
● Prostate gland.
● Seminal vesicles.

How is Color Doppler of Pelvis performed?
Color Doppler of Pelvis involves an assessment of the uterus, ovaries, and the proximal parts of the pelvis. It involves the following steps:

  • The radiologist applies a water-based gel to the area to be tested.
  • A transducer is used which sends and receives sound waves.
  • The transducer is pressed against the skin, and it directs pulses of inaudible, high-frequency sound waves into the body.
  • As the sound waves bounce around the internal organs, the receiver in the transducer records changes in the pitch and direction of the sound.
  • These waves are measured, displayed by a computer, and the images are captured.

This procedure may take around 15-30 minutes.

Side effects/risks of Color Doppler of Pelvis:

There are no side effects caused by the Color Doppler of Pelvis as it does not involve the use of radiation.

Preparation before performing Color Doppler of Pelvis:

The preparation for a Color Doppler of Pelvis are listed below:

  • The patient should wear loose and comfortable clothes for the exam.
  • The patient should drink a minimum of 5-10 glasses of water until the bladder is full (at least one hour before the appointment).
  • The bladder should not be emptied until after the test.

Post-care after Color Doppler of Pelvis:

There are no post-care measures in the Color Doppler of Pelvis procedure.

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