Ultrasound uses inaudible sound waves to investigate the organs and soft tissues of the body. This accurate diagnostic tool is harmless and non-irritating to adults and children alike.
Marina’s sonographers are highly qualified and experienced in all aspects of ultrasonography. Some of the many ultrasound scans performed by our knowledgeable staff include: musculoskeletal, vascular, abdominal, obstetrics and gynaecological and liver fibrosis scans. Marina has both female and male sonographers who are sensitive to the various needs of our patients, to ensure the most comfortable experience for you.
When attending your appointment, please bring your referral from your medical practitioner, Medicare card and all other relevant health care cards, and any existing films or reports relating to the region being scanned. To allow adequate time to conduct the procedure, please ensure you arrive on time for your scheduled appointment.
Preparation is dependent on the area of the body you are having scanned, and our staff will inform you of these specifics when booking your appointment. Unless otherwise advised, continue taking your usual medications and please see below for an overview of the preparation you may be asked to adhere to:
To assist with conduction of the ultrasound waves, ultrasound gel will be applied to the region of your body being examined. A hand held probe, which transmits, receives and consolidates the ultrasound waves, will then be moved over this area. This process does not cause any discomfort or pain. It typically takes between 20 and 30 minutes to complete the investigation and obtain the images required.
As the name would suggest, internal ultrasounds differ from a standard ultrasound, in that they investigate an internal body cavity. The details of the scan are best discussed with one of our staff members, or your referring doctor prior to the study.
Your referring practitioner will receive the images from the scan immediately via our online portal. Once one of our specialist doctors (radiologist) has reviewed and assessed your scan, the report will be sent to your practitioner either electronically, or by fax.
Following your scan, Marina strongly advises that you return to your physician to discuss your results and subsequent treatment.