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 waves are bounced back from parts of the body (like sonar) to give black and white (or in some cases colour) images. 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.

Ultrasound is particularly useful in pregnancy as there is no ionising radiation or known harmful effects.

How do I prepare?

  • Wear a separate top to bottoms during your appointment. This makes changing for the examination easier.
  • Please don’t apply any body lotion or sunscreen to your chest before the appointment.
  • At the time of booking your appointment we will provide preparation instructions which should be followed.

Technology and Team

Each of our practices use a variety of equipment including Philips, Toshiba and GE machines.

Your ultrasound will be performed by a Sonographer who is a specially trained medical professional. The images the Sonographer captures are viewed by a Radiologist who makes a diagnosis, and issues a report for your referring Doctor.

What happens during my examination

You will be asked to lay down on a bed and the part of your body we’re imaging will need to be visible throughout the examination.

The Sonographer will move the probe over the area of interest and may ask you to move into several positions during the scan. Our Sonographers are discreet and professional and will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable.

In most ultrasounds our Sonographers will use a warmed gel on you to help the probe glide over your skin with ease.

Each Ultrasound can take up to 30 minutes.

The Sonographer and Radiologist will work together during an appointment to ensure all the necessary images are captured. This means that sometimes, the Radiologist will come into the room. You will be consulted before this happens.

After your examination

The results of your Ultrasound will be sent directly to your referring Doctor. Please ensure you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss your results with them.

Cost

The cost of an Ultrasound will depend on the reason for your scan. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.

Locations providing this service

189 Lake Street

189 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Bayside

16 Weippin Street (Opposite Redland Hospital) Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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Beenleigh

105 City Road,
Beenleigh, QLD, 4207

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Bowen Hills

Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 3, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

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Browns Plains

14 Grand Plaza Drive,
Browns Plains, QLD, 4118

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Cairns Private Hospital

144 Lake Street,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Capalaba

Ground Floor,
Rickey Street,
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

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Cleveland

43 Wynyard Street,
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

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Coorparoo

342 Old Cleveland Road,
Coorparoo, QLD, 4151

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Domain Central

21a/I Domain Central,
103 Duckworth Street,
Townsville, QLD, 4812

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Douglas Discovery Rise

Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street),
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Fairfield

Fairfield Homemaker Centre
1 D'Arcy Drive
Idalia Qld 4811

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Gold Coast Airport Central

Airport Central, 1 Eastern Avenue, Bilinga, QLD, 4225

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Gold Coast Private Hospital

Ground Floor, 14 Hill Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

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Greenslopes Private Hospital

Lower Lobby Level,
Newdegate Street,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Helensvale

GC North Medical Hub
Helensvale Homeworld
Tenancy 78, First Floor
502 Hope Island Road
Helensvale QLD 4212

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Logan Central

1 Wembley Rd
Cnr Wembley and Kingston Roads
(Service Road)
Logan Central, QLD, 4114

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Logan Road

589 Logan Road,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Logan Road – Greenslopes Obstetric and Paediatric

589 Logan Road,
Greenslopes, QLD, 4120

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Loganholme

62 Bryants Road,
Loganholme, QLD, 4129

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Mackay Fourways

96 Nebo Road,
West Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Market Square

Ground Floor, 309 Mains Road
(Cnr Elva Street)
Sunnybank, Qld, 4109

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Mater Hospital Brisbane

4th Floor, 32 Raymond Terrace,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Hyde Park

9-13 Bayswater Road,
Hyde Park, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital Mackay

76 Willetts Road,
North Mackay, QLD, 4740

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Mater Private Hospital Pimlico

Fulham Road,
Pimlico, QLD, 4812

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Mater Private Hospital South Brisbane

301 Vulture Street,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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Mater Private Hospital Springfield

30 Health Care Drive,
Springfield Central, QLD, 4300

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Mater Women’s Imaging Centre

Level 6 Mater Private Clinic,
550 Stanley Street,
South Brisbane, QLD, 4101

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North Shore

7/50 North Shore Boulevard,
Burdell, QLD, 4818

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Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Cnr of Kessels and Troughton Roads,
Coopers Plains, QLD, 4108

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Russell Street

127 Russell Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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Southport

128 Queen Street ,
Southport, QLD 4215

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St Andrew’s Hospital Toowoomba

280 North Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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St Vincent’s Hospital Brisbane

411 Main Street,
Kangaroo Point, QLD, 4169

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St Vincent’s Hospital Toowoomba

Scott Street,
Toowoomba, QLD, 4350

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Sunnybank Private Hospital

Level 1, Sunnybank Private Medical Centre
245 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Sunnybank Women’s Imaging Centre

Suite 15 McCullough Centre,
259 McCullough Street,
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

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Taringa Westside Private Hospital

32 Morrow Street, Taringa, QLD, 4068

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Upper Mount Gravatt

Ground Floor,
1985 Logan Road,
Upper Mount Gravatt, QLD, 4122

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Warwick

51 Wood Street,
Warwick, QLD, 4370

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Westcourt

318 Mulgrave Road,
Cairns, QLD, 4870

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Women’s Imaging Centre- Townsville

Level 4,Clinical Practice Building,
James Cook Drive (cnr Mt Stuart Street)
Douglas, QLD, 4814

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Wynnum

101 Clara Street,
Wynnum, QLD, 4178

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