Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images (sonogram) of the internal structures of the body.

Ultrasound has been around for about 60 years now and studies have shown that it is a safe technique with no harmful side effects. Ultrasound imaging is not an X-ray as it uses sound waves and not ionizing radiation.

Your ultrasound will be completed by an accredited medical sonographer who is fully qualified with suitable experience in performing the studies. A sonographer is a highly skilled medical imaging professional who uses ultrasound to perform specialised diagnostic examinations. 

Once your scan is completed it will be reviewed by the surgeons who will then organize for it to be sent to the referring doctor. We aim to have all reports completed and sent back within 24 to 48 hours of the appointment. Once your doctor has the results you will need to have an appointment with them to receive the result of the test.

All out ultrasounds are bulk billed to alleviate any extra financial pressure on the patient.

The following scans require a 6 HOUR fast prior to your appointment:
IVC veins 
Ovarian veins
Renal arteries
Mesenteric arteries 
You can have sips of water and take any medications as required.