How to Prepare for Your Ultrasound Appointment

If you have not made an appointment for your ultrasound, please give us a call from Monday to Friday between 8 am to 3 pm and we will make an appointment for you. Alternatively, you can send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

After your ultrasound appointment has been made, our lovely receptionist will send you an email with your booking details.
In this email, you will find:

  • Information about your appointment
  • A patient registration form
  • A consent form for the release of medical information from your doctor
What you need to do before your appointment

Please email or fax over your completed patient registration form and consent form for the release of medical information from your doctor.

Please check if your referral is still valid before emailing it to us. A referral from a general practitioner is valid for one year and a referral from a specialist doctor is valid for 6 months. If you require a new referral, please call your doctor’s practice and request a new referral to be emailed or faxed (6161 2260) over directly to Perth Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound.

For patients who have booked a pelvic ultrasound with us:

  • If you had an ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging within the past 12 months, please call the clinic or your doctor’s practice to obtain a copy of the report
  • If you had laparoscopy, please call your doctor’s practice to obtain a copy of the postoperative report

For patients who have booked an obstetric ultrasound with us:

  • If you had an ultrasound for your current pregnancy in another practice, please obtain a copy of the ultrasound report
  • If you had a blood test for your first trimester screening, please ask for the results to be faxed or mailed directly to the clinic.
What you need to know before your appointment
    • Please note all 8:00 am appointments must arrive 10 minutes early to avoid your appointment being rescheduled
    • Due to health and safety regulations, children under the age of 6 will require another adult to supervise them while you are having your scan
    • Look out for a text reminder a day before your appointment. Please text back and reply YES to confirm your appointment or call us if you wish to reschedule.
    • Please let us know 24 hours in advance if you would like to cancel your appointment. Failure to do so may result in a cancellation fee

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How to prepare for your ultrasound on the day of your appointment

For patients who have booked a pelvic ultrasound with us:

If you consent to having a transvaginal scan, you do not need to drink water to fill up your bladder on the day of your appointment. No preparation is required for a transvaginal ultrasound and you may go to the toilet as many times as you wish.

If you do not wish to have a transvaginal ultrasound and rather have a transabdominal scan, it is essential to have a full bladder for the scan. Please drink 3 – 4 glasses of water 1 hour before your scheduled appointment and do not go to the toilet and empty your bladder after drinking.  If you have arrived on time for your appointment but we are running late and your bladder gets too full or painful whilst waiting, you may PARTIALLY empty your bladder. Please click here for an information leaflet on how to partially empty your bladder.

For patients who have booked an obstetric ultrasound with us:

Please drink 3 – 4 glasses of water 1 hour before your scheduled appointment and do not go to the toilet and empty your bladder after drinking. It is essential to have a full bladder for an obstetric scan (unless advised otherwise by doctors or sonographers). If you have arrived on time for your appointment but we are running late and your bladder gets too full or painful whilst waiting, you may PARTIALLY empty your bladder. Please click here for an information leaflet on how to partially empty your bladder.

What you need to bring on the day of your appointment (if you have not emailed or faxed it to us):
  • Your patient registration form
  • A consent form for the release of medical information from your doctor
  • A valid referral from your doctor
  • Previous laparoscopy,ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging reports for pelvic scans
  • Previous ultrasound reports for your current pregnancy if the scan was done at another practice
  • A valid Medicare
What will happen after your ultrasound:

You will need to book an appointment to see your referring doctor for the results. We aim to send your report within a week if you had a pelvic ultrasound and the next day if you had an obstetric ultrasound, unless there are urgent findings, or you have already made an early appointment to see your doctor. Please inform our reception staff if you have already made an appointment and we will send your report before you see your doctor.