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703.698.4488

Obstetric (OB) Ultrasound

What is an Obstetric (OB) Ultrasound?

An Obstetric (OB) Ultrasound is a routine test used to evaluate a pregnancy and determine fetal development and delivery due dates. It uses high-frequency sound waves, rather than radiation, to safely visualize an embryo or fetus. At Fairfax Radiology, our Ultrasound Radiologists recognize the importance of an immediate response, accommodating the needs of the anxious parents and the referring physician’s concerns and imaging requests. 

Common Questions

  • Why would my physician recommend an OB Ultrasound?

    Your physician may recommend an OB Ultrasound for any number of reasons. It can be used to confirm where a pregnancy is located and confirm the age in the early stages of a pregnancy. OB Ultrasounds are also the preferred method for determining the position, size, age and development or your unborn baby.

  • What should I expect during an OB Ultrasound?

    If this is your first Ultrasound, you may not be sure what to expect. Not to worry, we are here to guide you every step of the way. During an OB Ultrasound, warm gel is placed over the area to be tested and a probe is gently passed back and forth on your skin over the area to create and pick up sound waves, which are converted into an image on a screen.

  • What should I expect after an OB Ultrasound?

    When the imaging is complete, the clear gel will be wiped off of your skin. If any is left on the skin, it will dry like a powder and will not stain or discolor your clothing. Once the exam is complete, you may resume your normal activity level.

  • How do I schedule an OB Ultrasound with Fairfax Radiology?

    Contact our Scheduling Department for an appointment:

    Phone: 703.698.4488 Monday through Friday 8am to 6pm

    Fax: 703.698.0864

    Or click here to make an appointment request

    Please have your written physician order and your insurance card in hand when making your appointment.

  • When are appointments offered for OB Ultrasounds?

    For your convenience, appointments are available mornings, afternoons and weekends at the locations listed below. Click on the link for hours and information about each location.

Available at the following locations

Centreville-Clifton Imaging Center

Centreville-Clifton Imaging Center

6211 Centreville Road
Suite 400
Centreville, VA 20121
United States

Tel
703.204.4411
Fax
703.961.8318
Fairfax Diagnostic Imaging Center

Fairfax Diagnostic Imaging Center

3801 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
United States

Tel
703.698.4467
Fax
703.788.8422
Reston-Herndon Imaging Center

Reston-Herndon Imaging Center

100 Elden Street
Suite 16
Herndon, VA 20170
United States

Tel
703.481.9400
Fax
703.481.9408
The Ultrasound Center

The Ultrasound Center

8503 Arlington Boulevard
Suite LL-100
Fairfax, VA 22031
United States

Tel
703.698.4498
Fax
703.280.1566
Woodburn Diagnostic Center

Woodburn Diagnostic Center

3299 Woodburn Road
Suite 110
Annandale, VA 22003
United States

Tel
703.849.9050
Fax
703.698.4491