Radiology Terms


What is Trans-Vaginal?

Trans-vaginal imaging is a technique where an instrument is inserted in the vagina to scan and obtain detailed medical imaging of the pelvic cavity, including the bladder, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. 

This is commonly known as a transvaginal ultrasound or transvaginal sonogram. The transducer wand sends ultrasound waves to the pelvic region which bounce back to form images of the organs and tissues. It is commonly used to visualize a fetus, identify a potential ectopic pregnancy (outside the uterus), and look for cancer, growths, or infection.