Pelvic Baseline Ultrasound with AFC
Pelvic Ultrasound with Antral Follicle Count
About the Exam
A pelvic ultrasound with antral follicle count (AFC) is often referred to as a Baseline ultrasound exam and is performed between Day 2 and Day 7 of the menstrual cycle. A baseline exam is a standard investigative ultrasound performed on all patients referred for fertility.
The exam is performed in two steps and is intended to assess the uterus and ovaries for any anomalies. We also do an antral follicle count (AFC) of your ovaries, which is a measure of your egg reserve. The exam takes about 30 minutes to complete and is performed by a sonographer from CARE Imaging, who specializes exclusively in fertility and obstetrical ultrasound. The Markham site for CARE Imaging is in the same building and floor as Markham Fertility Center.
A Baseline ultrasound is also done prior to the start of every treatment cycle. The results of this scan will be used in comparison with your previous ultrasounds to ensure there are no changes that may affect your upcoming cycle.
Steps to Prepare for a Pelvic Baseline Ultrasound with AFC
ALLERGY ALERT : Notify the sonographer if you have a latex allergy.
Investigative and Pre-Treatment Ultrasounds
Ultrasounds that Occur During Treatment
Follicle Tracking Ultrasound
A vaginal ultrasound performed during an IUI, IVF or Egg Freezing cycle to assess the number and growth of your follicles. This test helps the doctor know when your ovaries are ready.