Ultrasound

Lake Imaging offers ultrasound services at numerous locations. Please refer to the specific ultrasound procedure you require for further information.

Ultrasound imaging (also called ultrasound scanning or sonography) is a non-invasive medical examination that uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body. This enables doctors to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions.

 Some of the major advantages of ultrasound include:

  • it is a simple and non-invasive procedure
  • it can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs
  • can show blood flowing through blood vessels in real time
  • negligible side effects with no radiation involved

At Lake Imaging, ultrasound examinations are carried out by a sonographer (a technologist trained in ultrasound imaging) who is accredited by the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR). All examinations are then interpreted by a radiologist (a medical doctor specializing in the interpretation of medical images).

During the examination a water based gel will be applied to the skin over the area to be scanned to improve the transmission of sound waves between the body and the ultrasound transducer. To get the best possible images the sonographer may ask you to hold your breath or move your position so the best images can be obtained.

On occasion, a radiologist may need to speak with you and perform some ultrasound scanning as well, in order to clarify what has been shown in the images and ensure the question asked by your referring doctor is answered accurately.