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.

New Ultrasound Service – Barwon Health North, 155 Princess Highway, Norlane.

BMI at Barwon Health North opens on 28th January 2020.  This is a brand new purpose built imaging facility offers dedicated on-site parking for patients and is easily accessed via the Princess Highway or Freeway.

With two new ultrasound rooms added across the imaging service, the Geelong community will benefit with increased access to high quality diagnostic ultrasound.

Please refer to the Barwon Health North Site page for hours of operation.

Ultrasound Department at University Hospital Geelong 

Now on Level 3 – enter via the hospital’s main entrance – Bellerine Street Geelong

University Hospital Geelong’s purpose built Ultrasound Department is located on Level 3, University Hospital Geelong.

The new purpose-built ultrasound department features improved facilities and rooms for patient and staff comfort.

Designed with separate areas for inpatients and outpatients, there is a dedicated trolley bay for inpatients awaiting scanning, whilst outpatients can enjoy a light-filled reception area, easily located on level 3, just past the new Baxter lifts and close to the cafeteria.

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.