Parklands Medical Centre have the state of the art ultrasound equipment providing patients and referring doctors with a comprehensive range of ultrasound scans. Our in house sonographer, Dr. Hardus Swartz is highly qualified with qualifications in both New Zealand and Australia.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a painless test involving the use of sound waves. Ultrasound scanners use high-frequency sound waves to create an image of the inside of the body. Ultrasounds are used to look for changes in tissue in organs. There are no harmful effects.
What is Ultrasound used for?
- Examining the kidney, bladder and prostate gland to identify abnormalities
- Diagnosing tumours, gallstones and cysts in organs such as the liver and pancreas
- Diagnosing muscle and tendon tears in musculo-skeletal conditions.
- Visualising the uterus and ovaries to check for ovarian cysts/fibroids/endometriosis/tumours and polycystic ovaries.
- Used very commonly in pregnancy to see if the baby has developed normally and whether it is growing well.