transvaginal ultrasound

Pronunciation: (tranz-VA-jih-nul UL-truh-sownd)

A procedure used to examine the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and bladder. An instrument is inserted into the vagina that causes sound waves to bounce off organs inside the pelvis. These sound waves create echoes that are sent to a computer, which creates a picture called a sonogram. Also called transvaginal sonography and TVS.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Transvaginal ultrasound. An ultrasound probe connected to a computer is inserted into the vagina and is gently moved to show different organs. The probe bounces sound waves off internal organs and tissues to make echoes that form a sonogram (computer picture).Ecografía transvaginal. Se introduce en la vagina una sonda ecográfica conectada a una computadora y se mueve suavemente para mostrar los distintos órganos. La sonda hace rebotar ondas de sonido en los órganos y tejidos internos para crear ecos que componen un ecograma (imagen computarizada). Date last modified: 2009-08-28