Ultrasound

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.

Echocardiography

An Echocardiogram or ‘Echo’ is an Ultrasound of your heart. It uses sound waves to take images of the heart’s structure and function, including...
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Transvaginal Ultrasound

Transvaginal ultrasound is an internal ultrasound which involves scanning with the ultrasound probe placed just inside the vagina. This type of ultrasound is ideal...
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Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is used to assess the condition of the veins and arteries in your body. This special ultrasound evaluates the blood flow to...
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Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Obstetric and Gynaecological ultrasounds are requested by your doctor for a number of reasons. Including, Pregnancy Imaging and for assessment of your ovaries, fallopian tubes and...
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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound assess tendons, ligaments and muscles. MSK ultrasound is also used to look at the space between your joints and look at...
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General Ultrasound

Ultrasounds can be performed on most parts of the body and provide excellent information about a variety of conditions. During an ultrasound examination sound...
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Breast Ultrasound

Breast Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to view the internal structure of your breast. The sound waves produce an image which allows the...
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Bookings are required for some Ultrasound appointments and can be requested easily via our Online Bookings form
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