What is it?
An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging test that uses high frequency sound waves to capture live images from inside your body. It is similar to the technology used by sonar and radar. Pictures are created by applying gel to the skin and moving a probe (or transducer) over the area being examined. Ultrasound uses no radiation.
What to tell us?
- If you are pregnant or suspect you may be pregnant.
- If you have diabetes.
How to prepare?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. This allows time for the completion of paperwork.
At time of booking, you will be given specific instructions for preparation, depending on the procedure you are having. Please follow any instructions given to you at time of booking.
Please wear comfortable clothing. You may, in some instances, be required to change into a gown.
Please bring any previous relevant imaging with you, as our Radiologist may require previous imaging for comparison.
How long does it take?
An ultrasound takes approximately 30 minutes to perform.
We bulk bill all ultrasound scans, provided you hold a current Medicare card.
We will forward the result of your procedure electronically to your doctor. The results will be available after 24 hours. Urgent reports are available after 4 hours.