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Ultrasound

Do I need a doctor's referral?

Yes.

Where can I go for an ultrasound examination?
How can I book an ultrasound appointment?
What must I prepare before an ultrasound examination?

It depends on the type of ultrasound examination you are going for:

Abdomen ultrasound
  • Do not eat or drink for at least 6 hours before the scan.
Pelvic ultrasound (for non-pregnant female patients only)
  • A full bladder is required. Drink at least 2 glasses of water 1 hour before the scan.
  • Do not empty your bladder until the scan is over.
Other types of ultrasound examinations
  • No preparation is required.
What must I bring on that day?
  • Your identity card, work pass or passport
  • Your doctor's referral form that contains:
    • ​​Your personal particulars
    • Name, MCR and signature of referring doctor
    • Clinic name, address, contact number and stamp
    • Test(s) to be performed
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment time for registration.
What is the procedure like?
  • You will be positioned comfortably lying down on the scanning couch.
  • The sonographer will apply some gel on the area of your body to be scanned and move an ultrasound probe over it.
  • The whole process is usually completed within 30 minutes.
How do I make payment?

Credit cards (Masters/VISA) and NETS are preferred.

How do I collect my report?
  • The report will be sent to your doctor's clinic within 5 working days.
  • See your doctor for the interpretation of the result.