Gynecology
Fertility Assessment

If a woman is having trouble conceiving, she is often referred for an ultrasound to assess if there is a structural cause for sub-fertility or infertility.

An internal scan (including a 3D view) will definitely be performed. If there is a question of congenital structural uterine abnormalities , it is usually best to have this test performed in the second half of the cycle as they are best detected then. We will also assess the endometrial cavity, ovaries and other pelvic structures.

Once a pelvic scan has been performed, a saline infusion sonogram or HyCoSy scan may also be requested . These will be performed at a separate appointment.

The following is an ultrasound example of  a bicornuate uterus, commonly referred to as a “heart-shaped” uterus, is a type of uterine malformation where two “horns” form at the upper part of the uterus. This, and other congenital uterine anomalies are not uncommon, and may be a factor in subfertility or complications of pregnancy e.g. preterm delivery.

Bicornuate uterus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

As Medical Imaging is considered an essential service, we are opened this week. But as guided by WA Health, all patients and staff are required to wear a mask whilst in the practice. Patients will be scanned alone with no accompanying person; and provided access to multiple images. All gynaecological procedures will be cancelled for now.

Please reschedule your appointment, and DO NOT ENTER our facilities, if you:

Have returned from interstate or overseas travel in the last 14 days; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has returned from interstate or overseas travel; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19; OR
Have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue, or any cold/flu like symptoms.

If you fit this criteria, please self-isolate at home until the 15th day following travel or contact, even if you are feeling well. If you are showing respiratory or flu-like symptoms, telephone your doctor or hospital Emergency Department before presenting yourself. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call '000' and advise the operator you are in self quarantine because of COVID-19 risk.

Western Ultrasound for Women encourages all to download and activate the SafeWA app to improve contact tracing.

Western Ultrasound is committed to the risk mitigation of Coronavirus COVID-19 as one of our priorities for patient safety and quality of care.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes to regular operating hours. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience arising from measures we're taking for the safety of staff and patients.

COVID-19 Health Information Hotline: 1800 020 080 | Department of Health Health Warnings

Updated 1 February 2021