A Saline Infusion Sonogram (also known as a sonohysterogram) is a 15-minute office procedure performed to evaluate the inside of the uterus. The uterus is typically closed on itself, the two sides folding together like the covers of a book. Because of this, routine pelvic ultrasound is often unable to see abnormalities inside the uterine cavity. This is one of several screening tools we use to rule out any conditions prior to starting fertility treatment.
What to Expect
During a saline sonogram, your doctor will place a small amount of sterile water in the uterus while performing an ultrasound. The water opens up the uterine cavity slightly so that your doctor can look for abnormalities inside the uterus such as polyps, scar tissue, fibroids, or other abnormalities.
When the procedure is complete, your doctor physician can review the findings with you immediately and discuss options for addressing any areas of concern.