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

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

2-Medication: You may continue to take any routine medications prescribed by your physician.

3-Diet: In order to obtain the highest quality images, please carefully follow dietary instructions provided.

4-Abdominal Ultrasound:

  • Abdomen: Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the exam. [Liver, Liver Doppler, Hernia, Gall Bladder, Spleen, Aorta, Right or Left Upper Quadrant]
  • Renal Artery Stenosis: Nothing to eat or drink 12 hours prior to the exam. You should also take 2 Gas-X tablets with 16 ounces of water the night before, and 1 Gas-X tablet with 16 ounces of water the morning of the exam.
  • Renal: Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the exam.  You should drink 16 ounces of water 1 hour before the exam without urinating.
  • Renal Transplants: Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the exam.  You should drink 16 ounces of water 1 hour before the exam without urinating.
  • Bladder: Nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the exam.  You should drink 16 ounces of water 1 hour before the exam without urinating.

5-Pelvic Ultrasound:

  • Transabdominal & Transvaginal: You must finish 32 ounces of liquid 1 hour before the exam and not urinate.

6-Obstetric Ultrasound:

  • 1st and 2nd trimester: You must finish 32 ounces of liquid 1 hour before the exam and not urinate.
  • 3rd trimester-over 30 weeks: No prep required but you should not urinate within one hour before the exam.
Yes, you need a referral for all ultrasounds except our 3D pregnancy ultrasounds which are only for entertainment and non-diagnostic purposses.
Your report will usually be with your doctor the following working day. Urgent 1 hour reports are available on request at an additional cost.

The cost varies depending on the type of scan. Contact us for a quote.