Cost of dating ultrasound
It is essential that your preparation needs are considered in conjunction with existing medical conditions such as diabetes or heart failure.
If either of these conditions apply to you, or if you have any other concerns, please advise our Customer Service Team who will be able to provide you with personalised preparation information for your appointment.
For adults, no food or liquid (other than sips of water) are permitted for 6 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time. You will be required to fast for 4-6 hours prior to your appointment.
We recommend that you finish drinking 1 litre of water an hour prior to the exam.
This type of imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints throughout the body.
It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears and other soft tissue conditions.
Depending on your scan, you may be required to change into a gown.
Paediatric Ultrasound (Children) Interventional radiology (abbreviated to IR or VIR for Vascular and Interventional Radiology) is a medical subspecialty of radiology that uses minimally invasive image guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system including, but not limited to vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and the central nervous system.
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.
Upper abdominal scans encompass the liver, pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen and aorta.
If your doctor has requested a scan of these structures, you will be required to fast. Renal ultrasound scans assess the kidneys, bladder and prostate (in men).