What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging service. The term “diagnostic imaging” is used to describe a range of tests that involve taking pictures or images of internal organs in order to diagnose an injury or disease. Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of health issues for our patients.
Diagnostic imaging tests include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Radiography (X-ray)*
- Nuclear Medicine Imaging*
- Computed Tomography (CT)*
- Positron Emission Tomography (PET)*
*These tests will expose you to ionising radiation.
When attending Alana Healthcare, your Alana Doctor may utilise ultrasound as a tool to assist in the diagnosis of your medical condition. Your Alana Doctor is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), and has met the minimum credentialing requirements for the provision of diagnostic imaging services. Your Alana Doctor will only provide ultrasound services to you within the framework of our Clinical Policies and Procedures and Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Standards, and with your consent.