Ultrasound probe produces high frequency sound waves which travels into the body. Sound waves contacts different body tissues and are reflected back to the probe at various rates depending on tissue composition. By calculating the distance between the probe and the tissue as well as the time it takes to travel, the machine generates a two-dimensional image.


Depending on the type of Ultrasound required, you may be asked to fast from food and fluids or drink a certain amount of water to have a full bladder. You will be advised accordingly when you make your booking.

Please bring the following to the clinic (if applicable)

  • Valid referral
  • Medicare/Healthcare/Pension card
  • Prior scans (e.g. X-rays, Ultrasounds, CT, MRI) and reports.

At the appointment, the Sonographer will go through a checklist to ensure we are performing the correct exam on the correct patient.  A written consent will be sought prior to the exam.

You may be asked to change into a gown and remove jewellery and other relevant objects.

A water-based gel is applied over the area being scanned to maximize the contact between the body and probe and to optimise the image acquired. The examination may take between 15-60 mins depending on the number of body parts imaged and complexity of the request. You will be given an indication of the length of the examination when you make your booking.

Bulk Billing available for valid referrals.

Should you have any further questions please ask the Sonographer or you may like to have a look at the following websites:

Inside Radiology

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency