01 April 2014

SIS scan

Yesterday at noon we went to a private radiology clinic for my saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) scan. It was fairly similar to any other pelvic scan to start with. We met two radiographers and they left the room while I undressed my bottom half and got up onto a table. Then a doctor came in and performed the scan while the radiographers assisted.

SIS fact sheet

This is a procedure to assess your uterine cavity and the patency of your fallopian tubes. It uses ultrasound and sterile saline rather than ionizing radiation (x-rays) and x-ray dye.

The procedure is usually performed days 5 to 10 of your cycle, immediately after your last menstrual period, or as advised by your specialist. Please allow an hour for the procedure.