Available at the
- Byron Bay
- Chatswood - Spring Street
- Northern Rivers Women's Imaging
- Orion St (Lismore)
- St Vincents Private Hospital
Ultrasound is the transmission of high frequency sound waves into the body by moving an instrument called a transducer, across the skins surface. It is safe, painless, involves no ionising radiation and has been in use for over 50 years. There are 2 types of ultrasound used in medicine, therapeutic and diagnostic.
Therapeutic ultrasound uses the sound waves to treat musculo-skeletal injuries and you will need to attend a physiotherapy or sports medicine clinic for this type of procedure.
Diagnostic ultrasound uses the returning echoes from the sound waves, along with computers, to produce detailed images of the soft tissue organs of the body. These images are then reviewed by a specialist doctor known as a radiologist or sonologist and a report is prepared for your doctor.
A written referral or request from your doctor or medical practitioner must be provided for a diagnostic ultrasound examination to be performed.
North Coast Radiology offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic ultrasound examinations in numerous locations. All our examinations are performed by fully accredited technicians known as sonographers, using state of the art equipment.