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Ultrasound imaging (or sonography) is a method of acquiring information about the inside of the body using high frequency sound waves to show the size, shape and texture of the internal organs and blood vessels. Ultrasound waves cannot pass through gas so the stomach or bowel cannot be evaluated.


When Are Ultrasound Scans Used?

A doctor may refer you for an ultrasound scan to investigate pain, most commonly in the abdomen.

Do I Need To Prepare For The Ultrasound Scan?

For some ultrasound scans, some preparation may be required. Detailed instructions are given at the time of booking your appointment. For certain scans, you may be required to fast, whilst for others, you will be asked to drink several glasses of water prior to examination. Please check with a La Rosette staff member if you are unsure as to the preparation required for your scan.


What Happens During The Ultrasound Scan?

During the procedure, you will be asked to lie, usually face up, on an examination table. A gel is applied to the skin and an ultrasound probe (transducer) is moved over the gel to acquire the images.

How Long Will The Ultrasound Scan Take?

The examination takes approximately 20 minutes.

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