Ultrasound scanning is generally used for soft tissues, muscles, vessels and pregnancy and is an extremely common imaging modality due to its real-time capability, ease of use, cost-effectiveness, low health risk and absence of radiation. During scanning, a water-soluble gel will be applied to the region of the body to be scanned. Images will be recorded as our sonographer performs the scan.
Ultrasound scans we perform include (but are not limited to):
- General ultrasounds (such as abdomen, pelvis, neck, breast)
- Pregnancy Ultrasounds (up to 12 weeks of pregnancy)
- Duplex arterial and venous doppler studies
- Musculoskeletal and small parts ultrasound (such as superficial lumps, muscles, tendons, groin, testes, thyroid, joints, and limbs)
- Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures (such as fine needle aspiration biopsy and steroid/cortisone therapeutic injection)
How long does it take?
Generally scans take about 30mins and are performed on Monday-Friday.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, it is essential that you make an appointment for an ultrasound scan as some examinations require preparation beforehand. This will also allow us to minimise your waiting time and provide a more effective and efficient service. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time as this will assist us to perform your scan on time.
Please advise us if you:
- Have any other medical information that may be relevant to your scan.
Certain scans may require a consent form (e.g. transvaginal pelvic examination). You will be asked to fill out the form before starting your scan.
You may be required to change into a gown and to remove any eyewear, hair accessories, hearing aids, jewellery or other personal items before undergoing the scan.
Click here to find out more about the preparations required for your Ultrasound scan.