Hysterosonography is an ultrasound technique that slowly infuses sterile saline into the uterus to look for abnormalities within the uterine lining, or endometrium. There is no radiation or contrast solution.
What should I expect during my hysterosonogram?
The sonographer will perform a brief internal ultrasound by placing a thin transvaginal probe in the vagina. This allows for the machine to get a better view of the pelvic structures and position of the uterus for evaluation.
Next, a specially trained radiologist will place a small catheter into the cervix. Through the catheter, we infuse sterile saline into the endometrium while ultrasound imaging is recorded. The catheter and probe are removed before you leave the exam room. A hysterosonogram takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes.
Cramping and spotting are common side effects of this procedure. Contact your doctor if any side effects become concerning.
How do I prepare for my hysterosonogram?
Hystersonograms do not require a full bladder. A hysterosonogram should be performed on day 6 to 10 of your cycle, using the first day of your period as day 1.
Wear a comfortable two piece outfit on the day of your appointment.
How do I schedule my hysterosonogram?
You can schedule a hysterosonogram with a physician’s order by calling the Diagnostic Imaging Department at 206-860-5496, option 2.