Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images without adverse side effects and free of radiation. As ultrasound is a safe and non-invasive modality it does not produce any discomfort for your child and you are encouraged to remain by their side, providing support and comfort during the examination.
At Canberra Specialist Ultrasound we have staff with extensive pediatric imaging experience and have invested in specialised probes, which provide state of the art pediatric imaging.
What happens during the scan?
You will be able to accompany your child at all times.
Your child will be asked to lie down on an ultrasound examination bed with you by their side comforting them at all times.
The sonographer will discuss your child’s clinical symptoms and relevant medical history with you. At Canberra Specialist Ultrasound we combine knowledge of your child’s clinical history with our high quality imaging to maximize the diagnostic value of each examination. It is important that you communicate any areas of pain or concern to the sonographer so they can tailor the examination to your child’s symptoms.
Warm gel is applied to the abdomen and a small hand held probe is moved over the abdomen to produce images of your child’s internal organs.
If the bladder is full the sonographer will examine it first allowing your child to empty it as soon as possible.
What about the results?
An Accredited Medical Sonographer conducts the ultrasound in close collaboration with a medical specialist Sonologist who will also produce the final report for your child’s doctor.