Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging tool which uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the body.
The Sonographer uses a transducer (a hand-held device which produces and receives the sound waves) to produce the images. Ultrasound shows anatomy in “real-time” showing movement.
Queensland X-Ray provides a full range of Ultrasound examinations, including specialised cardiac and obstetric and gynaecological procedures.
Things to know
- Preparation before your ultrasound is very important. Please follow the instructions given to you at the time of booking carefully and thoroughly.
- In some cases you will be asked to fast. This means you should not eat, drink or chew anything 4-6 hours before your appointment. A sip of water is allowed for hydration purposes.
- For some scans you will be required to have a full or partially full bladder. You will be able to empty your bladder as soon as the scan is over.
- If you have any questions about the preparation for your scan, please contact the practice.
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