Emergency Ultrasound Section Forum
General EUS Topics
Is a transvaginal sonogram (TVS) needed on every pregnant patient? Can I stop if I see an IUP on Transabdominal Sonography (TAS)?
There was a spirited debate on thistopic in 2011 on the listserve. Most section members agree that if a TAS demonstrated an IUP, therewas no further need for a TVS. However, some section members reported findingpathology on the TVS that may have been missed on TAS (usually ovarianpathology). Our consensus view does differ from OB/GYN practice, where a TVS isroutinely performed.