The sagittal view of the uterus is also known as the longitudinal view on ultrasound.
- Position the curvilinear probe with the probe indicator toward the patient’s head along the midline of the patient’s abdomen in the suprapubic area.
Identify the following structures:
- Bladder (use as acoustic window)
- Uterine fundus
- Uterine body
- Endometrial Stripe
- Posterior Cul-de-Sac (Pouch of Douglas)
- You may see Nabothian cysts (small, anechoic/hypoechoic circular structures on the cervix) on ultrasound. Nabothian cysts are usually considered benign findings and can occur in about 12% of the population (Fogel 1982).