Ultrasound is a safe, painless and radiation-free imaging method that is used to view and provide real-time information about internal parts of the body.
Because ultrasound is cost-effective and readily available, it is often the first step for diagnostic testing when presenting with abdominal, pelvic or musculoskeletal pain. The images can provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of diseases and conditions.
Ultrasound is used extensively throughout pregnancy and can be useful in assessing many organs and superficial parts, as well as vascular structures including veins, arteries and the heart.
At Elite Imaging, we provide an extensive range of ultrasounds using state-of-the-art machinery operated by our highly skilled sonographers, with close support from our specialist radiologist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long will it take to get my results?
We’re committed to providing comprehensive and accurate reports to all referring GPs, allied health professionals and specialists.
We aim for a fast turnaround with our specialist radiologist team, who interpret and report directly to the referrer on each ultrasound. Attend a follow-up appointment with your medical professional to discuss your results.
After your 3D/4D pregnancy scan, you’ll take home video and photos.
What do I need to bring? Do you take digital referrals (e-referrals)?
- Referral form (yes, digital and e-referrals are accepted) from your GP, specialist or allied health professional
- Medicare card, and any pension and concession card you have
- Workcover details if the ultrasound is part of a Workcover claim
For 3D/4D and gender reveal scans, you don’t need a referral, as these aren’t diagnostic scans.
Will there be out-of-pocket expenses?
Some services may incur an out-of-pocket expense, or a gap fee, but we will explain our billing and payment policy fully when you book.
Non-diagnostic 3D/4D pregnancy scans between 28 – 32 weeks are not covered by Medicare and attract a fee.
When are you open?
Our clinic hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30 am – 4.00pm.
You can book online 24/7. We welcome walk-ins at the clinic with any referral, subject to preparation requirements.
What should I know about preparing for an ultrasound?
Diagnostic ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body during ultrasound imaging. The 2D images are examined and used to help diagnose the causes of pain, swelling, and infection in the body’s internal organs, muscles and bones. It’s painless and gives instant information.
Elite Imaging provides an extensive range of ultrasounds using state-of-the-art technology operated by our highly skilled sonographers, with close support from our specialist radiologist.
Ultrasound technology has an excellent long-term safety record when used by licensed professionals. Unlike other types of medical imaging, like X-rays, there’s zero exposure to ionizing radiation with ultrasound.
Some scans, like ultrasounds of the abdomen, require a 6-hour fast beforehand, and others require a full bladder. If you need to prepare beforehand, we’ll advise you when you make a booking.