Diagnostic Ultrasound

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Blayney Ultrasound offers a wide range of diagnostic ultrasounds.

Diagnostic means to diagnose. If you go to a doctor and they give you a referral for an ultrasound, this is a diagnostic ultrasound. There is something the doctor wants to further investigate or confirm to aid in a diagnosis. After your scan, the images and sonographer’s report is read and interpreted by a Radiologist (specialist doctor) and a Radiologist’s report is sent to your doctor with the findings of your scan.

  • Abdomen: Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder, Spleen, Kidneys
  • Bladder
  • Prostate
  • Pelvic: Uterus, Ovaries, Pregnancy
  • Scrotum
  • Thyroid
  • Blood Vessels
  • Breasts
  • Lumps and Bumps
  • Joints: Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hand, Hip, Knee, Ankle, Foot

Wear light comfortable clothing that will make it easy to access the body part being examined.

You may continue to take any routine medications prescribed by your physician.

Examination Specific Preparation:

  • Abdomen: Nothing to eat, drink or smoke for 8 hours prior to the exam.
  • Renal: Empty your bladder 1.5hrs before your appointment. Drink 1 litre of water, finishing it 1 hour before your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER. A FULL BLADDER IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.
  • PelvicEmpty your bladder 1.5hrs before your appointment. Drink 1 litre of water, finishing it 1 hour before your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER. A FULL BLADDER IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION. All eligible patients will be offered an internal ultrasound. This examination is done after the bladder is emptied. A probe is inserted a short way into the vagina allowing your sonographer better visualisation of the pelvic structures. Please feel free to bring up any concerns you have with our friendly staff.
  • Obstetric Ultrasound:Empty your bladder 1.5hrs before your appointment. Drink 1 litre of water, finishing it 1 hour before your appointment. DO NOT EMPTY YOUR BLADDER. A FULL BLADDER IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

Yes, you need a referral for all ultrasounds except our 3D pregnancy ultrasounds which are only for entertainment and non-diagnostic purposes.

Your report will usually be with your doctor the following working day.

Many patients are eligible for bulk-billing. For scans with an out-of-pocket expense, the cost is usually minimal.  Contact us for a quote.