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Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, is a method of 'seeing' inside the human body through the use of high frequency sound waves. It is a useful way of examining many of the body's internal organs non-invasively and without any discomfort.

The use of ultrasound has been deemed safe, even for pregnant women. There is no ionizing radiation involved and no known long-term or short term effects.

Below are the various types of ultrasound offered at our centres:

  • Abdomen: HBS & Kidney / KUB
  • Liver /Gallbladder
  • Kidneys
  • Pelvis
  • Focus ultrasound: Thyroid, Breast, Dating Scan
Ultrasound image of the liver
  1. You will be positioned comfortably lying down on the scanning couch. The room may be darkened in order for the operator to optimize visualization on the monitor.
  2. A water-soluble gel will be applied over the area to be examined to optimize transmission of the sound waves through the body.
  3. An ultrasound probe will be moved over the area under examination.

The entire examination is usually completed within half an hour.

Before you come for any ultrasound examination, please follow the below instruction: 

Abdomen ultrasound - Do not eat or drink 6 hours before the examination.

Pelvic ultrasound - Full bladder is required. Drink at least 2 glasses of water 1 hour before the examination. Do not empty your bladder.

Other ultrasound examination - no preparation is required. 

Appointment for Patients

Prior appointment is needed for ultrasound services.

Your patient could walk in to any of NHG Diagnostics imaging centres with our X-ray Request Form or memorandum. Please tick on the request form your preferred mode of report collection.

To book an ultrasound appointment at:

  1. Ang Mo Kio, Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands or Yishun Polyclinic, please contact 6-ASK-NHGD (6-275-6443).
  2. Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, please contact 6454 8481.

Result Turnaround Time

  1. Self-Collection – Patient could collect the report within an hour
  2. Despatch to clinic – The report will be despatched to your clinic within 3 working days

Corporate Enquiries

For more information to engage our Ultrasound services or open an account with us, please contact our Marketing Department at 6496 6633.

Appointment

Prior appointment is needed for ultrasound services.

All ultrasound tests require an X-ray Request Form or memorandum. Please bring it along for your ultrasound appointment.

The Request Form or memorandum must be duly signed by a Medical Practitioner with the following information:

  • Name of referring doctor
  • Name, address and contact number of clinic

Result collection

  1. Self-collection – You can collect the report within an hour.
  2. Despatch to clinic – The report will be despatched to your clinic within 3 working days.

Payment

Payment can be made via Cash or NETS.

Other Information

For FAQs on Ultrasound, click here.

Last Updated 29 June 2012