We offer a full range of ultrasound services

We use state-of-the-art ultrasound technology as a diagnostic imaging tool to create an image of the body. Our Sonographers show anatomy in “real-time” showing movement and blood flow. Ultrasound doesn’t use radiation and is considered completely safe for everyone, including children and during pregnancy. We provide a full range of Ultrasound examinations, including obstetrics, musculoskeletal, general, gynecological ultrasounds, and vascular imaging.

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Obstetrics
3D and 4D Ultrasound
Musculoskeletal
General
Gynaecological
Vascular Imaging

Obstetric ultrasound

Obstetric ultrasound is an essential diagnostic tool in pregnancy and is used to determine the age (gestation) of the baby, to confirm its development and well-being, and to make sure the baby is growing normally.

  • DATING SCAN
  • NUCHAL TRANSLUCENCY (NT) SCAN
  • ANATOMY SCAN ($30 surcharge applies)
  • THIRD TRIMESTER GROWTH SCANS

3D and 4D sonogram

Having a sneak preview of baby is a magical moment. We offer 3D and 4D ultrasound so you can see more of your baby before he or she is born. To produce a 3D ultrasound, multiple two-dimensional images are taken at various angles and then pieced together to form a three-dimensional rendering. For instance, instead of just seeing a profile view of your cutie’s face, in a 3D sonogram you can see the whole surface which looks more like a regular photo). A 4D ultrasound is similar to a 3D ultrasound, but the image shows movement like a video would. So in a 4D sonogram, you’d see your baby doing things in real time (like opening and closing their eyes and sucking their thumb).

Often a good image can be obtained, but not always. As with conventional 2D imaging, baby’s position, maternal size and the amount of amniotic fluid play a vital role in the quality of the picture. To get an ideal surface rendered image, the surface must only have fluid around it. If an arm is over the face or the face is up against the wall of the uterus, a good image may not be possible. 26 to 30 weeks is the ideal time for scanning as there is more amniotic fluid and the baby has developed some soft tissue about the face.

FAQs

To have a 3D/4D ultrasound to visualise your baby, ideally you must be between 27-32 weeks pregnant, and you must have had a full anatomy scan at 18-22 weeks.

A referral is not necessary, however bookings are essential.

We have the latest Philips 4D technology for capturing great views of your baby. However, sometimes the baby’s position or the position of the umbilical cord or baby’s hands, or lack of fluid around the baby can prevent us from getting good images of the baby’s face. We might ask you to go for a short walk to try and get the baby to move. If that fails we’ll try and get some images of other parts of the baby such as feet and hands.

The cost is $150.00 for a 30 minute appointment and you will receive 3D (still images) on thermal paper. Still images will be sent to your email address.

We will endeavour to provide you with a memorable bonding experience with your baby, however, we ask that you please agree to the following terms and conditions related to 4D Bonding Scans performed at The Ultrasound Clinic before we can begin your scan:

  • You confirm that you have had a 20-week anatomy scan performed for this pregnancy.
  • You accept that payment for this 4D Scan covers the experience for yourself and any present family members or friends, not just the images you are given to take with you.
  • You accept that you may not necessarily receive a clear view of the babies face due to a number of factors, such as the position of the baby, hands or umbilical cord covering the baby’s face, lack of fluid around the babies face, or extra maternal tissue that may distort the image.
  • This is a specialised procedure and can only be performed in the optimal conditions.
  • If baby is not facing in the right direction or is cuddling their placenta a picture may not be able to be obtained.
  • The chance of obtaining that special picture is maximised with the assistance of an ultrasound machine highly specialised for pregnancy imaging.

MSK (Musculoskeletal) ultrasound

MSK imaging with ultrasound has seen vast improvements in detail over the past 10 years due to improved machine resolution. It can be used to assess rotator cuff tendons of the shoulder, ankle ligament tears and muscle injuries.

General ultrasound

Ultrasounds can be performed on most parts of the body and provide excellent information about a variety of conditions.

The general scans we perform are:

  • ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND
  • RENAL ULTRASOUND
  • THYROID ULTRASOUND
  • BREAST ULTRASOUND
  • SCROTAL ULTRASOUND (male Sonographer available on request)
  • FOREIGN BODY ULTRASOUND
  • LUMPS AND BUMPS

Gynaecological ultrasound

Gynaecological ultrasounds are used to assess the uterus and ovaries for things such as irregular, heavy or painful bleeding, ovarian cysts, or other disorders for pelvic pain . Whilst adequate visualisation is achieved by scanning on the lower abdomen skin surface with a full bladder, a trans-vaginal scan may be necessary for optimal assessment. If you have any questions please call our clinic and our female sonographer will be happy to discuss any queries you may have.

The gynaecological scans we perform are:

  • PELVIC ULTRASOUNDS
  • TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUNDS (female Sonographer available on request)

Vascular imaging

Vascular ultrasound is used to assess the condition of the veins and arteries in your body. This special ultrasound evaluates the blood flow to different parts of your body and utilises duplex ultrasound.

The vascular scans we perform are:

  • CAROTID DOPPLER ULTRASOUND
  • DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)
  • AORTA ANEURYSM SCREENINGS
  • ARTERIAL DOPPLER STUDIES
  • VENOUS DOPPLER STUDIES

Have a question?

Have a query or need more information? Our friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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