Ultrasound has been a popular medical imaging technique for many years. Ultrasound or ultrasonography is a medical imaging technique that uses high frequency sound waves and their echoes. There are many situations in which ultrasound is performed. Perhaps you are pregnant, and your obstetrician wants you to have an ultrasound to check on the developing baby or determine the due date. Maybe you are having problems with blood circulation in a limb or your heart, and your doctor has requested a Doppler ultrasound to examine the blood flow. There are two Ultrasonic Units available for use at St Philip’s with special features allowing endosonic investigations and colour Doppler for vascular flow studies.

Referral and Requests
Referrals to the Department can be made:

  • Directly from a Specialist
  • Directly from a Family Practitioner
  • Consultants in occupational Health
  • Company Doctor
  • Self-referrals

Reporting
The consultant Radiologist carries out daily reporting sessions of x-ray films. Urgent cases receive immediate attention and copies of the reports are distributed as early as possible to the referring source.

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