An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a picture of the inside of the body.
Is there Preparation?
All ultrasound patients are advised to arrive 10 minutes prior to their appointment time with their doctor’s referral or request form. Some examinations will require preparation and our friendly receptionists will advise you of this when booking your appointment.
During the Exam
Images are generated with the use of a small hand-held ultrasound transducer. High-frequency sound waves, not audible to the human ear, are transmitted to the area of interest and the reflected signal is converted into an image.
Are there Risks?
Ultrasounds do not use ionising radiation, do not have any known risks, side effects or complications, and is considered very safe.
For most Ultrasound scans there is an up front fee of $160. Patients who hold a valid Medicare card will be bale to claim back their Medicare rebate from that cost. Our friendly staff will advise you of any relevant out-of-pocket costs when you book your appointment.
Please advise our receptionists if you are a pension or health care cardholder, and we will be able to advise you of all costs involved with your ultrasound, including any out-of-pocket costs if relevant. See all accepted health concession cards here.
For anyone without Medicare, there will be an upfront out-of-pocket fee.
Your report and images will be sent electronically to your doctor over the next 24-48 hours after your appointment.