Local Prestons Ultrasound Clinic
At CareScan, we employ state-of-the-art ultrasound technology which can perform 3D and 4D images with real time cine loop acquisition. Our Prestons radiology sonographers are Australian trained and have vast expertise and experience in working in Australian hospitals and other tertiary institutions. If you are searching for local to Prestons radiology clinics, visit our CareScan Edmondson Park or Ingleburn locations.
What is ultrasound?
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a non-invasive and efficient 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 Prestons Ultrasound
Ultrasound examination is one of the safest medical diagnostic examinations. It is normally used to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions. Its unparallel safety, manoeuvrability, ease of use and resourcefulness makes it one of the most frequently used diagnostic examinations in modern medicine.
Ultrasound assessment at our local Prestons radiology clinic, can provide lots of diagnostic information in pregnant women (obstetric ultrasound), numerous musculoskeletal conditions, conditions of the breast, thyroid, abdominal and pelvic organs. It is also generally 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 significantly reduces the risk of complications.
Prestons Ultrasound – Obstetric
Ultrasound examinations are safe and effective imaging method for pregnant women. It delivers a clear picture of the unborn child, and can determine viability, precisely 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, your trusted Prestons radiology centre, 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.
At CareScan, we also offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds. This is a beautiful scan that allows you to have a look at your unborn baby’s face. See your baby yawning, kicking, or moving around in real-time! We provide beautiful pictures of your baby’s face on a USB drive complete with short movie clips for you to save as precious memories.
Musculoskeletal Prestons Ultrasound
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 local to Prestons ultrasound, will advise you of the specific preparations required for your scan.
General, Ultrasound Casula 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. Usually, 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, your local Prestons radiology clinic, our sonographers 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.
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