What is an Ultrasound Scan?
An ultrasound scan is a non-invasive medical test that is used in diagnosing medical conditions. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves (no radiation is involved) to produce images of the inside of the body.
How many Ultrasound machines do we have at Repat Radiology?
Repat Radiology has five high end ultrasound machines. These machines provide unprecedented image quality and sensitivity and will enable the sonographer and radiologist to visualise abnormalities more clearly and sooner – this facilitates the early detection and commencement of treatment for patients.
What to expect if you are having an Ultrasound Scan?
The songrapher will confirm your details and explain the examination. You will then enter the room and be asked to lie down on the table, warm gel will be applied to the area of interest, and the sonographer will use a transducer to scan the area. The sonographer will view the examination on the monitor and take still images as required for the radiologist to review. The radiologist may also view images in the room if required.
How long does an Ultrasound Scan take?
An Ultrasound scan can take from 30 – 60 minutes to complete depending on the examination requested.
For further information regarding Ultrasound examinations please refer to patient information below.