From imaging an unborn baby to examining muscles and blood vessels, ultrasounds use high frequency sound waves to create still and video images of soft tissues. Our highly skilled Sonographers will walk you through the entire process and explain to you the image on the monitor during your exam. We offer a wide variety of ultrasound examinations to give you the best picture of your health.


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Ultrasound

Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns

How long will the exam take?

The length of time varies depending on the exam requested. Generally, an ultrasound takes 15-60 minutes.

What do I need to do to prepare for my Ultrasound?

Preparation for your ultrasound examination can vary, such as fasting or filling your bladder. This depends on the part of your body being scanned. When you phone to arrange your appointment one of our friendly reception staff will advise you of the preparation and requirements.

What should I wear?

Wear clothing that is easy to move so the Sonographer can easily examine you.

What can I expect during my Ultrasound?

During your exam, a Radiologist, Sonographer or sometimes both will walk you through the process. A small amount of gel is placed on your skin in the area they’re examining. They will gently rub a wand type tool called a transducer over your skin to create the image on the computer.

Is the procedure painful?

There is no pain associated with ultrasounds.

What should I bring to my appointment?

Previous films for area of clinical interest
Medicare or Department of Veteran Affairs card
Referral from your Doctor (this is a legal requirement)
Workcover details and claim number (if this is a Workcover claim)

Please call us on 02 5525 3000 to book an appointment, ask any questions or to speak to one of our friendly front desk staff.

Alternatively, you may request a callback, and one of our staff can call you in the short while.

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  • Saturday: 8am to 12pm
  • Sunday: Closed
In case of an emergency, please contact the Accident & Emergency department at Port Macquarie Base Hospital on 02 5524 2000 or call 000