A sonohysterosalpingogram is an innovative, non-radiologic method of assessing fallopian tubes and uterine shape with results that are comparable to HSG. Testing with sonohysterosalpingogram is typically less expensive than with hysterosalpingogram with the added benefits of:
- no exposure to radiation
- because no X-ray equipment is required, the procedure is usually done in the office,
eliminating the need for an outpatient hospital visit.
A sonohysterosalpingogram uses sterile saline and air, which is passed through the cervix into the uterus and visualized by transvaginal ultrasound. The test allows the fertility doctor to assess the uterine lining, shape and texture, as well as the fallopian tubes. The test may cause some cramping as it is being performed.