Ultrasound

What is an ultrasound examination?

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce an image (like sonar). A small plastic transducer is held against the patient's skin, allowing underlying structures to be seen by bouncing sound waves through the body.

Ultrasound can show soft tissues very well.

Ultrasound scanning can be used to aid interventional procedures.

What types of Ultrasound examination are offered at My Radiology Centre?

At My Radiology Centre hospital we offer a wide range of diagnostic and interventional sonographic procedures, including:
  • Neck (Carotids or thyroid)
  • Breast
  • Joints
  • Liver
  • Kidneys (including Doppler)
  • Male pelvis
  • Female pelvis
  • Ultrasound guided biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided injections, including Musculoskeletal injections
  • Ultrasound guided drainage
  • Breast hook wire localization

Preparing for my Ultrasound Scan

  • If you have been referred for an ultrasound scan by your doctor and would like to make a booking, please contact us on (08) 9434 9620

Before the Ultrasound Scan

  • You may be asked to fast, drink water, and hold your bladder full. Please continue your regular medication, unless advised not to by your doctor.
  • You may be asked to change into a hospital gown.

During the Ultrasound Scan

  • A Sonographer will perform this scan.
  • Ultrasound scans generally take 30 minutes, but this may vary. Your sonographer will advise you on the day.
  • He or she will apply ultrasound gel to the part of your body being scanned, and move the transducer over that area. You may be asked to move into different positions to scan different body parts.
  • To ensure a thorough examination, the sonographer may need to ask you personal questions about your health or condition.
  • For certain conditions an internal ultrasound may be required to complete the examination.

After the Ultrasound Scan?

  • Eat and drink normally after the examination.
  • Return to your doctor to discuss the examination results.
  • If you have had an interventional procedure, you will be given an information sheet at discharge about your procedure.
  • The radiologist's report and your images are automatically forwarded to your doctor.

Location

Cockburn Commercial Park
Unit 10/ No. 24 Discovery Drive
Bibra Lake, Western Australia, 6163.

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