Obstetric Ultrasound

Obstetric Ultrasound available at:

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Adamstown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4940 8599

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Bathurst ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6331 3200

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Castle Hill ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9634 4444

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Charlestown ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4920 8555

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Cumberland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9896 3222

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Dee Why ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9981 3000

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Dubbo ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6882 4888

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Eastwood ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9858 1500

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Erina ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4367 7100

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Gordon ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9498 2500

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Gosford ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4331 7050

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Gosford North ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4324 0006

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Hornsby ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9482 1211

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Maitland ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4004 5500

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Mona Vale ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 9997 7411

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Moore Park/City East ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8075 3400

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Norwest ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8882 8822

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Orange ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 6376 9000

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Shellharbour ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4297 3332

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Toukley ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4397 1791

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Tuggerah ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4355 4790

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Westmead ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 8892 2950

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Wollongong ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4226 9711

Obstetric Ultrasound

PRP Woy Woy ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED

T: 4341 3500

  • Obstetric Ultrasound explained

    Ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to obtain images of the unborn baby and pelvic organs. It is a very safe and painless.

  • Preparation

    Please bring your referral, Medicare and/or Pension Health Care Card and any previous imaging relating the the region being scanned.

    Instructions on how to prepare for the test will be provided when you arrange the appointment. In general, for an ultrasound early in the pregnancy (1st and 2nd trimester), you will be asked to empty your bladder, drink and then hold 1-2 hours prior to the test. There may be no preparation for an ultrasound performed late in the pregnancy (3rd trimester).

  • What happens during the procedure

    You may be asked to put on a gown. Gel is applied to the skin to improve contact between the skin and transducer (a handheld plastic probe which sends and receives the reflected sound waves that forms the image).  The transducer is moved slowly over the abdomen to acquire images of the baby and pelvic organs in different planes. The images are displayed on a computer monitor for interpretation. Ultrasound is painless but discomfort from transducer pressure may be experienced if your bladder is full. 

    You may be asked permission to perform an internal (transvaginal) examination if a more detailed examination of the cervix is required.  You will be asked to wear a gown after emptying your bladder and undressing from the waist down.  A sheet will cover your lower abdomen. A sterilised and covered transducer coated with gel is placed carefully into the vagina where it lies closer to the cervix. 

  • How long does it take?

    An ultrasound takes approx 15-60 minutes depending on the complexity.

  • After Your Examination

    There are no restrictions after having an ultrasound.

  • Your images and report

    After your examination, you are welcome to request 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.