Ultrasound

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  • General Ultrasound
  • Obstetric (Pregnancy)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular (veins and arteries)
  • Paediatric (children)
  • Interventional (Ultrasound-Guided Procedures)

General Ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound

Upper abdominal scans encompass the liver, pancreas, kidneys, gallbladder, spleen and aorta. If your doctor has requested a scan of these structures, you will be required to fast.

For adults, no food or liquid (other than sips of water) are permitted for 6 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time.

Children are required to fast for 4 hours. An early morning appointment is recommended.

Renal Ultrasound

Renal ultrasound scans assess the kidneys, bladder and prostate (in men).

You will be required to fast for 4-6 hours prior to your appointment.

We recommend that you finish drinking 1 litre of water an hour prior to the exam.  Please do not empty your bladder after drinking the water.

Pelvic Ultrasound

Pelvic ultrasound scans assess the uterus and ovaries in women.

We recommend that you finish drinking 750mls of water an hour prior to the exam.  Please do not empty your bladder after drinking the water.

Thyroid, Testicles, Breast and Small Part Ultrasounds

For these type of Ultrasound scans, no preparation is required.

Obstetric Ultrasound (Pregnancy)

 Obstetric Ultrasound

Qscan offers dating scans, Nuchal Translucency Screening Tests, Morphology and Third Trimester scans. For full details on preperation requirements and scan information, please download the Patient Information Flyer PDF on this page.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Qscan Radiology specialises in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. This type of imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears and other soft tissue conditions. This is a safe, noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation.

Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound

This type of imaging is a noninvasive ultrasound method (also called a duplex study) used to examine the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. Vascular Ultrasound can be used to evaluate arteries or veins in nearly any part of the body, including blood vessels in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs.

Certain Vascular Ultrasounds require specific preparation. These details will be provided to you at the time of booking.

Paediatric Ultrasound (Children)

Paediatric Ultrasound

Qscan offers a range of Paediatric Ultrasounds including: Abdominal, Paediatric Spine, Paediatric Hip and Paediatric Head.

Interventional  (Ultrasound-Guided Procedures)

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology (abbreviated to IR or VIR for Vascular and Interventional Radiology) is a medical subspecialty of radiology that uses minimally invasive image guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system including, but not limited to vascular, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and the central nervous system.

The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques available to minimise risk, improve health outcomes and overall recovery time. Interventional radiology utilises the latest
technology in diagnostic imaging. The procedures can be performed using CT scan or ultrasound. The type of intervention requested will determine whether you are having a CT scan, ultrasound or fluoroscopy guided procedure.

An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to generate images of internal body structures.

Ultrasound has a wide range of applications. It is commonly used for obstetric imaging; small parts imaging, including the breast, neck and testes; abdominal and pelvic imaging; as well as musculoskeletal and vascular imaging.

UItrasound provides detailed, real time information without the use of radiation. The ability to see a moving image also makes ultrasound an excellent tool for guiding procedures such as needle biopsies and injections.

Images are generated with the use of a small hand held ultrasound transducer. High frequency sound waves, not audible to the human ear, are transmitted to the area of interest and the reflected signal is converted into an image. Qscan’s specialist Radiologists then review these images for diagnostic purposes.

Preparation for an ultrasound will vary depending on the type of examination requested. Many examinations do not require any preparation. For your specific appointment, your preparation requirements will be outlined to you at the time of booking with Qscan.

It is essential that your preparation needs are considered in conjunction with existing medical conditions such as diabetes or heart failure.  If either of these conditions apply to you, or if you have any other concerns, please advise our Customer Service Team who will be able to provide you with personalised preparation information for your appointment.

You will need to bring your referral and any previous x-rays or scans with you to your appointment.

Your Qscan Sonographer will collect you from the reception area and escort you through to the ultrasound room. Depending on your scan, you may be required to change into a gown. You will then be positioned accordingly for your scan.

A water-based gel will be applied to the relevant area to ensure that the transducer has adequate contact with your skin. The Sonographer will then use the transducer to obtain different views and record a series of images. This process is generally pain-free, however some pressure may need to be applied to improve the image. Your Sonographer may request that you also assist in certain scans, for example – holding your breath, which allows for improved views of certain structures.

Your scan time will vary depending on the complexity of the requested examination. Most simple ultrasound scans take approximately 15-20 minutes, however more time is required for complex studies such as certain obstetric or vascular imaging.

When the scan is complete, it may be necessary for you to wait while our Radiologist reviews the obtained images. Occasionally further imaging may be required. Your Sonographer will advise you if this is the case.

Ultrasound uses sound waves only and does not use ionising radiation.

Ultrasound does not have any known risks, side effects or complications and is considered very safe.

The cost of the scan depends on a number of factors, including the type of scan that your doctor has requested and whether you have a Government issued concession card. Please advise our friendly Customer Service Team if you are a pension or health care card holder.

If your doctor has requested more than one ultrasound, it may be necessary for these to be booked on separate days due to Medicare or different preparation requirements.

Our Customer Service Team will be able to advise you of all costs involved with your ultrasound including any out of pocket cost (if relevant).

Images obtained from your scan are digitally recorded.  At Qscan, a subspecialty trained Radiologist interprets the images obtained and provides a report for your doctor within 24 hours.

Reports and images will be available electronically via the patient app and web portal after your examination. If required, films are available for your collection or delivery to your referring practitioner.

You will need an appointment with your doctor to discuss these results.

Please discuss which Qscan Clinic location is best suited for your appointment at the time of booking.

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Clayfield

689 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield QLD 4011, Australia

07 3547 8000

07 3262 1690

X-ray,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Computed Tomography (CT),Cardiac CT,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology,Sports Imaging,Dental Imaging and OPG,Workcover

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Toowong

65 Sylvan Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia

(07) 3335 5200

(07) 3335 5299

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Morphology Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Nuclear Medicine,Bone Mineral Densitometry,DXA Body Composition Scan

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Robina

Qscan Radiology Clinics Robina, Robina, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6363

07 5578 7240

X-ray,Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG,Computed Tomography (CT),Nuclear Medicine,Interventional Radiology,Sports Imaging,Workcover

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North Lakes

9 McLennan Court, North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

07 3448 8840

07 3880 6118

Hobart

2 Melville Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

03 6240 1940

03 6231 4985

Nerang

3/12 Ferry Street, Nerang, Queensland, Australia

07 5554 7070

07 5527 4045

X-ray,Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover

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Carindale

2 Millennium Boulevard, Carindale, Queensland, Australia

07 3873 7800

07 3395 3184

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG,Nuclear Medicine,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

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Cleveland

177 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

07 3821 1766

07 3821 1100

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Mater Private Clinic

Mater Private Clinic, Stanley Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0361

07 3010 5791

X-ray,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Nuclear Medicine,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology

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Victoria Point

1 Bunker Road, Victoria Point, QLD, 4165, Australia

07 3207 0511

07 3207 0922

X-ray,Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Dental Imaging and OPG,Workcover

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Annerley

Qscan, Ipswich Road, Annerley, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0388

07 3357 0380

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Nuclear Medicine,Sports Imaging,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Mammography,Bone Mineral Densitometry,DXA Body Composition Scan,Workcover,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Ultrasound Elastography,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Aspley

Shop 4, 1368 Gympie Road, Aspley, Queensland Australia

07 3863 3907

07 3863 2358

X-ray,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Workcover,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Everton Park

456 South Pine Road, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia

07 3355 4422

07 3355 4943

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,Workcover,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Morphology Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Ballina

93 Tamar Street, Ballina, NSW, Australia

1300 66 XRAY(9729)

02 6686 4693

X-ray,Ultrasound,Mammography,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG,Computed Tomography (CT),Bone Mineral Densitometry

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Redcliffe

6 Silvyn Street, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0922

07 3283 4277

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Nuclear Medicine,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology,Bone Mineral Densitometry,DXA Body Composition Scan,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Byron Bay

12 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia

1300 66 XRAY(9729)

02 6685 8786

Computed Tomography (CT),Dental Imaging and OPG,Interventional Radiology,Ultrasound,X-ray

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Toowong

Shop 2, 530 Milton Road, Toowong, Queensland, Australia

07 3870 5511

07 3371 6814

X-ray,Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Morphology Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG,Cone Beam,Workcover

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Windsor

142 Newmarket Road, Windsor, Queensland, Australia

07 3357 0333

07 3357 0300

X-ray,Computed Tomography (CT),Nuclear Medicine,Ultrasound,Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Morphology Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Sports Imaging,Bone Mineral Densitometry,DXA Body Composition Scan,Workcover,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Casino

133-145 Centre St, Casino, New South Wales, Australia

1300 66 XRAY(9729)

02 6662 5077

Computed Tomography (CT),Dental Imaging and OPG,Ultrasound,X-ray

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Burleigh Waters

Gold Coast, 2 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5587 6333

07 5587 6344

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Chatswood

13 Spring Street, Chatswood, NSW, Australia

02 8423 2700

02 9410 0244

Mammography,Computed Tomography (CT),Dental Imaging and OPG,Interventional Radiology,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Ultrasound,X-ray

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Mermaid Waters

Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters, Queensland, Australia

07 5526 6500

07 5526 1764

X-ray,Sports Imaging,Workcover,Computed Tomography (CT),Ultrasound,Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Goonellabah

799 Ballina Rd, Goonellabah, New South Wales, Australia

1300 66 XRAY(9729)

02 6622 1534

X-ray,Ultrasound,Dental Imaging and OPG

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Southport

Pacific Private Clinic, 123 Nerang Street, Southport, Queensland

07 5503 3433

07 5503 3444

X-ray,Nuclear Medicine,Computed Tomography (CT),Sports Imaging,PET-CT,Workcover,Ultrasound,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Interventional Radiology,Dental Imaging and OPG,EOS Spinal and Body Imaging

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Grafton

137 Fitzroy Street, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

02 6604 2400

02 6643 2306

Bone Mineral Densitometry,Mammography,Computed Tomography (CT),Dental Imaging and OPG,Interventional Radiology,Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),Ultrasound,X-ray

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Maclean

52 River Street, MacLean, New South Wales, Australia

02 6603 2800

02 6645 3788

Ultrasound,X-ray

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Lismore

20 Dalley St, East Lismore NSW 2480, Australia

1300 66 XRAY(9729)

02 6625 9367

Bone Mineral Densitometry,Mammography,Ultrasound,Nuclear Medicine,Computed Tomography (CT),Interventional Radiology,X-ray

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Ryde

Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

02 9813 2500

02 9809 2890

Bone Mineral Densitometry,Computed Tomography (CT),Dental Imaging and OPG,Interventional Radiology,Mammography,Ultrasound,X-ray

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Parkwood

Parkwood Village, 76-122 Napper Rd, Parkwood, QLD, 4214, Australia

(07) 5631 7200

(07) 5631 7222

X-ray,Vascular Ultrasound,Nuchal Translucency,Computed Tomography (CT),Bone Mineral Densitometry,Interventional Radiology,Sports Imaging,Workcover,DXA Body Composition Scan

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