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Patient information

Making an appointment

City Imaging Ultrasound for Women

We are open Monday to Wednesday from 8.30am to 5pm and Thursday to Friday from 7.30am to 5pm.

To make an appointment:

  • Phone (03) 96508833

  • Fax (03) 96501167 

peninsula Imaging Ultrasound for Women

We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm.

To make an appointment:

  • Phone (03) 59259221

  • Fax (03) 59259222 

Camberwell Imaging Ultrasound for Women

We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

To make an appointment:

  • Phone 03 98823384

  • Fax (03) 98820543

Please note that you need to bring a referral from your doctor in order to obtain a medicare rebate.

Address

For our address and a map to find us click here.

preparation for the ultrasound

Pregnancy ultrasound

There is no preparation for the ultrasound. Most of the obstetric ultrasounds are done transabdominally. This means that we put gel on your tummy and look at your baby through the tummy wall. Sometimes however we can not see enough with a transabdominal ultrasound alone. This mainly happens when you are still very early in your pregnancy. In those situations, it may be advisable to perform a transvaginal ultrasound. A narrow, gel covered probe is gently introduced into the vagina. Most patients experience no pain or only very mild discomfort. You will be asked to empty your bladder before the scan for your comfort as well as to optimise our views.

Gynaecological ultrasound

Vaginal ultrasound almost always allows clearer views of the pelvic organs. Most gynaecological ultrasounds are therefore performed transvaginally. There is no preparation for this ultrasound. A narrow, gel covered probe is gently introduced into the vagina. Most patients experience no pain or only very mild discomfort. You will be asked to empty your bladder before the scan for your comfort as well as to optimise our views. The examination takes approximately 10-20 minutes. 

If you feel uncomfortable about having a vaginal ultrasound or if you have never had sexual intercourse, in which case a vaginal scan is not advisable, the doctor will perform a transabdominal scan only. This means that we put gel on your tummy and look at the uterus and the ovaries through the tummy wall. A full bladder will make the images obtained from the abdominal scan as clear as possible. Usually the fuller the bladder, the better the views. Please advise our staff when booking your appointment that you want a transabdominal scan only.

Photographs and Videos

Pregnancy ultrasound examination will be recorded on USB free of charge. You will also receive a picture of your baby on your phone via MMS.

Children

When you come for a pregnancy ultrasound you may want to share this experience with your children. We welcome children at our practice. There are toys provided in the waiting area. Small children however are rarely able to relate to the images on the screen and may become restless, decreasing your and your partner's enjoyment of the ultrasound experience.

Results

If a problem is found, the ultrasound specialist who supervises the examination will discuss the results with you during and after the examination. Don't hesitate to ask questions. Many referring doctors will receive the result electronically the same day. A written copy of the result is also sent in the mail and should reach your doctor 2 days after your ultrasound. Please advise us if you see your doctor earlier than that so we can fax the results.

Privacy Policy

You can find more information regarding our privacy policy here.