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Bulk Bill Ultrasound Gold Coast

Our priority of exceptional patient care is backed by the confidence that Philips ultrasound delivers. Our systems have a well-earned reputation for excellence among healthcare providers. We use innovations that help drive the best decisions for patients. Our ultrasound features an exceptional level of clinical performance, workflow, and advanced intelligence to support fast radiation free diagnosis.

What is an
Ultrasound?

Ultrasound is a safe and widely used imaging technique which uses inaudible sound waves to deliver superb images without the use of radiation. Ultrasound has no known harmful effects and can be particularly useful to diagnose soft tissue conditions as such is routinely used to evaluate the abdominal and pelvic organs, the breast, muscles, tendons and ligaments, as well as other small body parts such as the thyroid gland and lymph nodes.

Images are captured in real time which enhances the diagnostic capabilities for things like pregnancy and blood flow and is idea for performing procedures under imaging guidance such as pain relief injections, treatment of tendon injuries as well as taking small specimen of tissue for analysis, known as either a Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) or Biopsy.

Before an
Ultrasound?

You will need to make an appointment for an ultrasound examination. Ultrasound examinations of the different body parts may require special preparation. Please take the time to read the summary of instructions below for the type of ultrasound examination you are to undergo. If you have any questions please discuss them with our reception staff when you make your appointment. Please advise at the time of booking if you are aware you are having twins.

Abdomen

  • Nothing to eat or drink for 6 hours prior to your appointment

Doppler, Aorta & Renal

  • Fast for 8 hours prior to your appointment

Pelvis, Renal and First Trimester (first 3 months) Pregnancy

  • Empty bladder one hour before your examination and immediately drink 1 litre of water (4 cups) within 1 hour of the examination. Do note empty bladder โ€“ your bladder must be full for this examination.

Other Ultrasound examinations

  • No preparation required unless otherwise instructed.

After an
Ultrasound?

There is no specific after care required as a result of your ultrasound.