3D Sonohysterography is a diagnostic test involving the use of saline as a contrast agent inside the uterine cavity. Injecting saline into the uterine cavity increases the ability to see problems in the cavity and in the wall (myometrium) of the uterus.
What to expect
A 3D sonohysterography is done by placing a speculum into the vagina, cleaning off the cervix with a mild soap solution and then passing a thin catheter through the cervix into uterine cavity. Saline is slowly injected into the cavity while a 3D ultrasound of the uterus is performed. The catheter is then removed and images of any uterus abnormality can be studied and reviewed with the patient.
Interpreting the Results of a 3D Sonohysterogram
If a uterine abnormality is found following the 3D sonohysterogram, this usually requires further evaluation and treatment. Certain uterine abnormalities, such as a polyp, can be removed during a procedure performed at our office, while some, such as, a uterine fibroid may require a larger surgery at a surgery center. Not all abnormalities require intervention, and your provider will discuss the specific findings with you to determine next steps.