Ultrasound

If you are unable to understand the cause of a problem, it is impossible to solve it.​​

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce real-time images of the body. An ultrasound scan is generally non-invasive and safe. No X-rays or ionising radiation are used.

You will be lying on a couch during your exam. Our sonographer will apply a water-based gel to your skin, over the area to be examined. This ultrasound gel helps to transmit ultrasound waves into and out of your body.

A transducer will then be placed on your body, and moved back and forth over the area of interest until the required images are taken.

After the exam, the ultrasound gel will be cleaned off your skin. The gel does not stain or discolour clothing.

Before your exam…

Liver / Abdomen

No food & drink 4 hours before these Ultrasound exams.

Pelvis / Prostate

A full bladder is required for the exam. Drink at least 4 cups of water an hour before your appointment.

All other Ultrasound exams

No preparation is required for other Ultrasound exams.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure