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At CareScan, we utilise state-of-the-art ultrasound technology which can perform 3D and 4D images with real time cine loop acquisition. Our sonographers are Australian trained and have years of expertise and experience in working in Australian hospitals and other tertiary institutions, due to this CareScan offers ultrasound Ingleburn locals have come to trust.
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a non-invasive and effective way to look at organs and soft tissues inside the body.
High frequency sound waves are sent into the body through a hand-held probe attached to the ultrasound machine. A detailed image is then created from the ‘echoes’ that bounce back. The machine captures a real time image which is used to diagnose various conditions.
CareScan Ultrasound Ingleburn
Ultrasound examination is one of the safest medical diagnostic examinations. It is generally used to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions. Its unparallel safety, manoeuvrability, ease of use and versatility makes it one of the most commonly used diagnostic examinations in modern medicine.
Ultrasound examination can provide a great deal of diagnostic information in pregnant women (obstetric ultrasound), various musculoskeletal conditions, conditions of the breast, thyroid, abdominal and pelvic organs. It is also commonly used to perform image guided biopsies. Pain relief injections administered under ultrasound guidance are highly accurate and have much greater efficiency. Use of ultrasound during medical procedures also greatly reduces the risk of complications.
Obstetric Ultrasound Ingleburn
Ultrasound examinations are safe and effective imaging method for pregnant women. It provides a clear picture of the unborn child, and can determine viability, accurately measure growth, check for abnormalities, as well as checking for various maternal parameters, such as development of the placenta, or the amniotic fluid volume. Ultrasounds are able to determine the gender of the child, and predict an estimated gestational age, and date of delivery.
At CareScan, we ensure that our staff are up to date with the latest information, development, and accepted practices in obstetric imaging. You will always have peace of mind that your sonographer is specifically trained to ensure patient comfort during imaging with a friendly approach and prompt service delivery.
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Ingleburn
Musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations include examinations of the shoulder, wrist, elbow, fingers, hip joints, trochanteric bursa, knee joints, ankle, small joints of the feet, carpal tunnel as well as superficial musculotendinous structures.
Once a pathology is demonstrated, at CareScan we are often able to help with its management by performing ultrasound-guided pain management procedures such as injection of corticosteroid, dry needling and/or injection of platelet rich plasma. Ultrasound guided drainages of Baker Cyst, ganglion or blood collections can also be performed at CareScan.
Our booking personnel at CareScan for ultrasound in Ingleburn will advise you of the specific preparations required for your scan.
Ultrasound Ingleburn Services:
- Ultrasound Abdomen
- Ultrasound Hepatobiliary System
- Hepatic Elastography
- Ultrasound of the paediatric abdomen
- Ultrasound Female Pelvis
- Ultrasound KUB and renal tract
- Vascular ultrasound including Carotid Doppler, Upper and Lower Limb
- Arterial and Venous Doppler
- Renal Artery Doppler
- Varicose Venous Mapping
- Thyroid Ultrasound
- Testicular Ultrasound
- Neck Ultrasound including thyroid, salivary gland, and lymph nodes
- Ultrasound scan of the breast
- Ultrasound guided fine needle and core biopsies
- Ultrasound guided PRP injections
- Ultrasound guided cortisone injections
- Implanon removal
Specific typed of ultrasound examination may require preparations. Generally, 6 hours of fasting is required for an ultrasound of the abdomen whilst a full urinary bladder is necessary for a pelvic ultrasound examination. Most other ultrasound such as musculoskeletal, neck, blood vessels, soft tissues and breast do not require any specific preparation.
Ultrasounds are considered safe. This scan does not use radiation; therefore, it does not have the same risks as that of an X-ray or a CT scan. At CareScan, our sonographers for ultrasound in Ingleburn are always supervised by the radiologists. In collaboration with the referrer and the patient, our goal is to always deliver the higher standard ultrasound examination experience for our patients, with images and reports that are accurate and relevant.