Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound is available by appointment only at multiple BMI sites within Greater Geelong.  To make an appointment, we recommend that you contact BMI as soon as possible.

We will discuss your request with you and may need to see your request piror to booking you appointment at your preferred site.

What to Expect?

 

Some procedures may require you to remove clothing and change into a gown. The sonographer will position you on an ultrasound couch ready for your scan. A special gel will be applied to your skin to enable the ultrasound probe to transmit sound waves into your body.

You may be required to change positions during the ultrasound to enable the sonographer to gain better views.

Whilst your ultrasound is being undertaken we request that you and any companions refrain from using electronic devices.

What is an Ultrasound

Diagnostic Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of the body.  The sound waves reflect from tissue surfaces and provide signals from which SE and 3D images are formed.  Ultrasound is especially useful for imaging of blood vessels, soft tissues and babies.  Most ultrasounds take around 30 minutes to perform.

Brochures are available from the Download Section of this page.

How long does the ultrasound take?

Most ultrasounds take around 30 minutes to perform, however more complex scans can take more than an hour and you will be advised of this at time of booking.

Preparation for Ultrasound

This will depend on the ultrasound being performed.

If preparation is required for your scan, you will be advised at the time of booking and a confirmation letter with any preparation instructions will be sent for all advanced bookings.

Safety Issues

Diagnostic Ultrasound is safe and uses only sound-waves.

BMI only conduct clinical ultrasound examinations.  We do not offer scans solely for the purpose of gender determination or solely to obtain baby pictures.

Additional resources regarding children and imaging can also be found in our FAQ section.

Contact Us

If you require further information regarding Ultrasound, please call Barwon Medical Imaging on T. 4215 0300.