An ultrasound scan is a medical imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. It is commonly used to visualise and assess the health of various organs, tissues, and structures. The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and usually does not require any preparation, making it a commonly used diagnostic tool in medicine.
Please bring along your referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist if you are accessing WiSE Radiology as an outpatient.
When you are calling to book for your scan, the staff will advise your preparation required for your ultrasound. Please bring a valid referral from your doctor.
Instructions on how to prepare for the test will be provided when you arrange the appointment. In general, there is a period of fasting for about 6 hours, however, medications may be taken with a sip of water.
Renal / Pelvic Ultrasound
Instructions on how to prepare for the test will be provided when you arrange the appointment. In general, you will be asked to empty your bladder, drink water and then hold your bladder for the scan.
You may be asked to change into a gown. A clear jelly is applied to the skin and an imaging probe is moved over the skin above the area being examined. Multiple images are taken throughout the exam. The Sonographer will be with you throughout the scan and will usually ask questions about your medical history and the reason for the examination so that the optimal examination is carried out.
Getting the best images can be very challenging and requires considerable time and concentration by the Sonographer. With consent, an internal examination may be performed during a female pelvic ultrasound.
An ultrasound takes approximately 15-60 minutes depending on the region being imaged.
There are no restrictions after having an Ultrasound.
- Your results will be ready to discuss with your referring doctor within two (2) business days
- Images for your scan can be given to you on a CD, which can be useful for specialist appointments.