Elastography

Elastography available at:

Elastography

PRP Charlestown Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Cumberland Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Dubbo Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Eastwood Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm
Saturday 8am to 12 noon

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Maitland Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Moore Park/City East Monday-Friday 8am - 5pm
FREE ON SITE PARKING
Driver Avenue MP1 Car Park Free patient parking in MP1 Car Park. Even if sign says full, proceed to parking attendant and ask for X-Ray.
ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Shellharbour Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

Elastography

PRP Wollongong Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

  • ELASTOGRAPHY EXPLAINED

    Our ultrasound machine is used to measure and classify liver stiffness, or elasticity of the liver in patients with Hepatitis C – in particular increasing levels of fibrosis/hardness (loss of elasticity) that may be leading to cirrhosis.

    The liver stiffness results obtained during Liver Elastography are at present applicable only to patients with Hepatitis C.

    WHAT TEST DOES IT REPLACE?

    Liver biopsy, either ultrasound guided or open operation. It is therefore painless, safe and accurate.

     

  • PREPARATION | ELASTOGRAPHY
    • No food, drinks, smoking or chewing gum for 8 hours are required for clear visualisation of the liver and other upper abdominal organs. 
    • No Alcohol for 12 hours prior to ultrasound. 
    • No exercise prior to ultrasound. 

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and Pensioner Health Care Cards with any previous imaging relating to the region being scanned.

  • WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE

    A clear jelly is applied to the skin and a small plastic probe is moved over the skin above the area being examined. Multiple images are taken throughout the exam. The sonographer will be with you throughout the scan and will usually ask questions about your medical history and the reason for the examination so that the optimal examination for your problem will be done. To get the best images can be very challenging and requires considerable time and concentration by the sonographer. At times, you may be asked to change your position or hold your breath for short periods of time.

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE

    An abdominal scan utilising elastography takes approx 30minutes depending on the complexity.

  • YOUR IMAGES AND REPORT

    After your examination, you will be given a copy of the most pertinent images from your study. A report will be given to you with the images, or sent directly back to your referring doctor by fax or email. PRP will store digital copies of all studies on our secure database for comparison with any future examinations.

    Please bring any previous images with you for comparison. 

    It is important that you return to your doctor with your examination results. Whether they are normal or abnormal, your doctor needs to know promptly so that a management plan can be formulated. 

Services - Ultrasound

Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive examination that uses very high frequency sound waves to produce high resolution images on almost all body parts.

 

This content is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you would like any clarifications, please contact your local practice.