Patients that visit Bridge Clinic London for an initial consultation typically undergo this assessment scan to get a complete picture of their reproductive health.
What is involved in an assessment scan?
During an assessment scan, the fertility specialist performs a transvaginal ultrasound to examine the patient’s uterus, ovaries and cervix. Patients that visit Bridge Clinic London for an initial consultation typically undergo this assessment scan to get a complete picture of their reproductive health. In patients with a history of pelvic inflammatory diseases, sexually transmitted infections, previous ectopic pregnancy or endometriosis, an additional scan to assess the fallopian tubes might be recommended.
What happens during an assessment scan?
An assessment scan is essential for your fertility specialist to evaluate your reproductive health. It provides valuable information about the condition of the reproductive organs, identifies potential obstacles to fertility, and informs the fertility treatment that is right for you.
During the assessment, the fertility specialist guides a specially designed ultrasound probe into the patient’s vagina. The ultrasound device transmits images of the pelvic organs to a monitor for the fertility specialist to evaluate.
When is an assessment scan recommended?
Assessment scans form part of consultations at Bridge Clinic London, and all patients considering fertility treatment will be offered one to assess their uterus and ovaries and decide which course of treatment is most suitable for them.