Our ultrasound service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm

Musculoskeletal clinics are offered on a Tuesday and Thursday morning between 8.30am and 10.30am and are attended by one of our Radiologists.

General Ultrasound

Male and Female Pelvis, Breast, Renal, Abdomen, Thyroid, Testes

Obstetric Ultrasound

Dating, Nuchal Translucency, Morphology, Growth, 3/4D

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Shoulders, knees and other joints, hernias, neonatal hips and joint injections (see brochure at bottom of page)

Vascular Ultrasound

DVT, carotid/vertebral arteries, renal arteries, leg arteries, abdominal aorta for aneurysm assessment

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ULTRASOUND PREPARATIONS

  • Empty bladder 2 hours prior to appointment
  • Over the next hour drink 1 litre of water
  • Hold your bladder for the scan
  • If you need to let a little out, please do so but drink some more water
  • Empty bladder 2 hours prior to appointment
  • Over the next hour drink 500mls of water
  • Hold your bladder for the scan
  • Hold your bladder for 1 hour prior to your appointment
  • You do not need to drink any extra fluids
  • Nothing to eat for 5 hours before your appointment
  • You may drink water, black tea or black coffee
  • No dairy products or fizzy drinks
  • No smoking
  • Take any medications as normal
  • Nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to your appointment
  • You may sip water if required
  • Take any medications as normal

What is Ultrasound and how does it work?

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency sound waves to create images of organs and systems within the body.  The sound waves reflect off body structures and a computer receives these reflected waves and uses them to make a picture. Unlike x-ray there is no ionizing radiation exposure with this test.

A clear, water-based conducting gel is applied to the skin over the area being examined to help with the transmission of sound waves. A hand-held probe, called a transducer, is then run over the area being examined. You may be asked to change position during the scan so that other areas can be examined. In certain procedures it is necessary to insert the probe into the body. Please ask your doctor about the specifics of your test.

Preparation for the procedure will depend on the area being examined. Some examinations do not require preparation. There is generally little discomfort with ultrasound procedures, however, you may find the gel slightly cold and wet.

Carotid Ultrasound Image showing arterial flow

Renal Ultrasound showing the right kidney

3D and 4D OBSTETRIC IMAGING

There are several different scanning modes in medical and obstetric ultrasound. The standard common obstetric diagnostic mode is two dimensional (2D) scanning.

In three dimensional (3D) foetal scanning, however, instead of the sound waves being sent straight down and reflected back, they are sent at different angles. The returning echoes are processed by a sophisticated computer program resulting in a reconstructed three dimensional volume image of a foetal surface or internal organs, in much the same way as a CT scan machine constructs a CT scan image from multiple x-rays. 3D ultrasounds allow one to see width, height and depth of images in much the same way as 3D movies but no movement is shown.

4D Ultrasound adds the fourth dimension of time, allowing us to capture movement.

We offer 3/4D obstetric imaging is offered between the gestational ages of 26 – 30 weeks:

  • A non-rebatable fee of $140 is charged.
  • A referral from your Doctor is not required.
  • You will receive a thumb drive with your images.

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  • Phone 02 4999 6499