Ultrasound is a procedure that uses sound waves to generate pictures of many parts of the body. Ultrasound can detect diseased or damaged tissues, locate abnormal growths and identify a wide variety of conditions. Pictures are created by applying gel to the skin and moving a transducer, (also known as an ultrasound probe), over the body part being examined.
How to prepare?
You should arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork.
Preparation will vary depending on the type of examination your doctor has requested. You will be advised of the preparation when you are booking the appointment.
Bring any previous, relevant x-ray /ultrasound films with you to the appointment in case they are needed for comparison.
How long does it take?
Most ultrasound procedures take between 20-30 minutes, some may be longer.
Please note that a Medicare rebate may apply to this examination. When booking an appointment you will be advised of any out of pocket expense for this procedure.
Your results will be forwarded electronically to your referring doctor and should be available within 24 hours.