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Hydrosonography testing now available at Laniado

dr WeintraubWomen living in the center of Israel and the Sharon region will now have access to hydrosonography examinations – a minimally invasive ultrasound procedure that can determine if there are abnormalities that could interfere with pregnancy

The test - a 3D ultrasound imaging scan of the uterus and the fallopian tubes  that does not entail exposure to x-ray or iodine - will be performed by the director of the IVF Unit at Laniado, and deputy director of the obstetrics and gynecology department, Dr. Amir Weintraub.
The test is used to assess infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, irregular bleeding, and to check and rule out suspicious findings such as polyps, adhesions, obstructions, malformations, and more. Also makes it possible to evaluate the uterine cavity in advance of  IVF treatment
The scan, which is widely used throughout the world, is playing a growing role in Israel as a substitute for a hysteroscopy or photo of the womb.

Dr. Weintraub has performed hundreds of hydrosonography tests during his work at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem and at a hospital in Canada. He notes that the test is less  painful than uterine imaging using the standard method.
Dr. Weintraub says: "This is an examination that usually takes place at the beginning of fertility treatments. My experience in the field shows that the test is very effective, saves exposure to radiation and iodine and is performed with minimal discomfort. The medical research conducted on this subject indicates that the examination provides the physician with high quality information in order to choose the appropriate treatment method for a specific patient. We are currently working on introducing additional services to the IVF unit.
"Laniado CEO Mr. Nadav Chen noted that "the network of institutes and outpatient clinics in Laniado is investing a great deal of resources in order to make it accessible to the population in the Sharon region and the center without any need to travel long distances. Our services are part of the process of accessibility and upgrading of clinical services.