Ultrasound

Our advanced ultrasound machines are driven by extremely experienced and friendly technicians who will ensure a pleasant experience and accurate diagnosis.

Our ultrasound services include:

  • Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound
  • Nuchal Translucency Assessment including VCGS submission
  • Paediatric Ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • General Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy and injections

Patients’ will be advised at time of booking of any preparations they may need to make prior to their appointment.

 

Why choose Imaging Associates?

  • High resolution images ensuring diagnostic quality
  • Blood flow tracking ability
  • Three dimensional imaging
  • Images of your child in utero
  • Increase sensitivity allowing for planning of procedure and injections

Ultrasound

Ultrasound (US) is the use of sound waves to obtain images of organs and tissues in the body.

What to expect

An ultrasound requires that the transducer (probe) makes contact with the skin. You will be required to make the area of investigation accessible. At times this may require you to change into a gown. Gel will be spread on your skin which allows the transducer to move on the skin easily. The Sonographer will capture certain images of your anatomy during the scan for the Radiologist to view and provide a report. Sometimes the Radiologist may come in to look at the scan, this is no reason for alarm.

Preparation

For some scans or procedures you may need to undergo special preparation. Specific information will be given to you at the time of booking. If you have any concerns, please ask our staff or consult your GP.

Time required

You are likely to be in our department for approximately 30 minutes.

Risks

Ultrasound does not emit iodising radiation and is not known to have any harmful effects. Please advise the Sonographer if you have any allergies to latex or skin sensitivities.

Obstetric & Gynaecological Ultrasound

Ultrasound (US) is the use of sound waves to obtain images of organs and tissues in the body. US can be used to determine the cause of pelvic pain or unexplained bleeding, examine the uterus and ovaries and monitor the progress of your pregnancy.

What to expect

An ultrasound requires that the transducer (probe) makes contact with the skin. You will be required to make the area of investigation accessible. At times this may require you to change into a gown. Gel will be spread on your skin which allows the transducer to move on the skin easily.

The Sonographer will capture certain images of your organs and/or anatomy during the scan for the Radiologist to view and provide a report. Sometimes the Radiologist may come in to look at the scan, this is no reason for alarm.

In some gynaecological or obstetric examinations, an internal examination may be required. This involves a specially designed probe being inserted into the vagina. You will have the opportunity to refuse this examination. If a female sonographer is not available to conduct this scan, you will be offered a female chaperone to be in the room with you. An obstetric ultrasound will monitor if the baby is growing well, the baby’s heartbeat and the development of the baby’s anatomy.

Preparation

For some scans or procedures you may need to undergo special preparation. Specific information will be given to you at the time of booking. If you have any concerns, please ask our staff or consult your GP.

Time required

Your allocated appointment time is likely to be 30 – 40 minutes.

Risks

Ultrasound does not emit iodising radiation and is not known to have any harmful effects. Please advise the Sonographer if you have any allergies to latex or skin sensitivities.

Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

Ultrasound (US) is the use of sound waves to obtain images of organs and tissues in the body. At the 11 ½ to 13 ½ week stage of development, all babies have a collection of fluid at the back of the neck.

Research has shown that an increase in this level of fluid can correlate to the increased risk of chromosomal abnormalities such as Trisomy 21 (Down’s Syndrome). Your clinician or Obstetrician will discuss the Radiology report with you. It is very important that you follow up with your referring doctor. Our staff are not able to give you results at the time of your scan.

What to expect

An ultrasound requires that the transducer (probe) makes contact with the skin. You will be required to make the area of investigation accessible. At times this may require you to change into a gown. Gel will be spread on your skin which allows the transducer to move on the skin easily.

During this examination, the Sonographer will confirm that you are pregnant, will detect a foetal heart beat, determine single, twin or multiple pregnancies, examine the baby for major defects, confirm a due date and try to take a picture of the baby to give you.

In a small number of cases, an internal examination may be required. This involves a specially designed probe being inserted into the vagina. You will have the opportunity to refuse this examination. If a female sonographer is not available to conduct this scan, you will be offered a female chaperone to be in the room with you

Preparation

For some scans or procedures you may need to undergo special preparation. Specific information will be given to you at the time of booking. If you have any concerns, please ask our staff or consult your GP. You will be required to have a special blood test (at a pathology clinic). This should occur 1-2 weeks before your scan. Changes in levels of certain proteins in the mother’s blood also assist when calculating risk assessment.

Time required

The time spent in our department is likely to be  20 – 30 minutes.

Risks

Ultrasound does not emit iodising radiation and is not known to have any harmful effects. Please advise the Sonographer if you have any allergies to latex or skin sensitivities.

LOCATIONS

  • Box Hill

    Ekera Medical Centre
    Level 1,116 – 118 Thames Street
    BOX HILL VIC 3128
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  • Mitcham

    Mitcham Private Hospital
    27 Doncaster East Road
    MITCHAM VIC 3132
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    F 03 8873 3610
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  • Waverley

    Waverley Private Hospital
    343 – 357 Blackburn Road
    MOUNT WAVERLEY VIC 3149
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    Wagga Wagga

    Wagga Specialist Medical Centre
    Level 1, Suite 14, 325 Edward Street
    WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650
    P 02 6971 6100
    F 02 6971 6188
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