Fertility Screening Ultrasound

A Pelvic ultrasound is used to assess the female pelvic organs to establish if there is an underlying problem which may hinder your chances of conceiving naturally or for your fertility treatment.

  • WHAT IS FSU

    A Pelvic ultrasound is used to assess the female pelvic organs to establish if there is an underlying problem which may hinder your chances of conceiving naturally or for your fertility treatment.

    If you are undergoing IVF treatment, your doctor may request regular scans to monitor your IVF cycle for follicle tracking or to measure endometrial thickness.

  • BEFORE FSU

    Your bladder must be full at the time of your appointment. Empty your bladder (1) hour before your appointment, then drink one (1) litre of clear fluid or cordial.  Do not empty your bladder before your appointment unless really necessary.

    If you have had to fill your bladder for an ultrasound, please advise our reception staff if you are feeling too uncomfortable, or feel you may have to empty your bladder very soon. While we make every attempt to avoid delays, occasionally we might have to make allowances for urgent cases and this could cause unintended delays for other patients and appointments.

  • DURING FSU

    The sonographer will explain the procedure you are having and answer any questions you have. You may be required to change into a gown, and will be asked to lie down on an examination bed exposing the examination area. Clear gel is then applied, and the transducer is placed gently with slight pressure to area. The transducer is slowly moved and rotated on this area of interest, projecting a live image on the screen.

    You may be asked to roll onto your side or take a deep breath to optimise the images. If you experience any pain during the scan because of your position or the pressure of the transducer, you should advise the sonographer.

  • AFTER FSU

    There is no specific post-procedural care required, and the patient may resume normal activity straight away.

    Our radiologist will interpret the ultrasound images and provide you referring doctor with a comprehensive report. The results of your scan will be sent directly to your referring Doctor, and it is very important you book a timely follow-up appointment to discuss.

  • PATIENT SAFETY

    Ultrasound is a safe examination which provides excellent imaging without any known risks. Our staff use ultrasound with care to ensure that patients benefit from what ultrasound offers, with minimum risk. At South Coast Radiology we employ experienced, qualified sonographers accredited with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry, and invest in the latest equipment to ensure patients receive the very best patient care.

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