Indications for use of US  


The uterus and ovaries are seen very well with ultrasound, particularly when performed with a transvaginal ultrasound transducer. The specialized transducer (shown on the right) is inserted into the vagina and then into the vaginal fornix. This places the transducer right next to the uterus and close to the ovaries, enabling high resolution images to be obtained.

In the image below, the vaginal wall is depicted by the green dots. The transducer sits against the wall and you can see its proximity to the uterus. The image on the right is a normal ovary, with the stars depicting follicles.