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Paediatric Ultrasound (Children’s Ultrasound)

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Paediatric Ultrasound General Questions

What is paediatric ultrasound?

Paediatric or children’s ultrasound is a widely-used, safe and painless medical imaging technique. It uses sound waves transmitted from a probe (known as a transducer) and gel placed on the skin to create images of the inside of a child or infant’s body. The images are captured in real-time, which enhances our doctors‘ diagnostic capabilities.

Expert paediatric care

Our Vision XRAY locations have expert paediatric sonographers (ultrasound technicians) and doctors with specialised knowledge of children and infant medical conditions. They are caring and highly skilled at making their young patients comfortable in an unfamiliar environment.

If patients are concerned about an upcoming paediatric ultrasound, we recommend reading our blog, How Safe is Paediatric Ultrasound for Children?

Paediatric (Children’s) Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Abnormal antenatal scan
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abnormal abdominal fluid
  • Vomiting in young infants
Patient Guide

Preparing your child for an abdominal ultrasound

  • Please ensure your child has a full bladder at the time of examination.
  • Click here to read more information about children’s abdominal ultrasounds. For tips on how to make your child’s test less stressful, you might find this Inside Radiology advice
Paediatric (Children’s) Hip Ultrasounds
  • Abnormal clinical examination
  • Breech presentation
  • Family history
  • Pain
  • Unable to bear weight
Patient Guide

Preparing your child for a hip ultrasound

  • No preparation is necessary for your child’s appointment. However, if we’re examining your baby, we suggest delaying feeding them until the time of or just before the examination, as this may help relax them.
  • Click here to read more information about children’s hip ultrasounds. For tips on how to make your child’s test less stressful, you might find this Inside Radiology advice

Our paediatric (children’s) ultrasound locations


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