Diagnostic Ultrasound for Women, By Women

A/Prof Indika Alahakoon and her highly trained teams in Bella Vista and Westmead offer a range of ultrasound treatments with a woman’s touch

A/Prof Indika Alahakoon has been delivering babies for over 19 years and is one the finest obstetricians in Australia. She has expanded her knowledge over this time to include specialist training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is adept at managing high-risk pregnancies.

Further to this, A/Prof Indika also specialises in diagnostic ultrasound imaging. In 2009 she opened the Centre For Women’s Ultrasound. Boasting a highly-experienced all-female team, the Centre For Women’s Ultrasound’s friendly and compassionate care is sure to allay any nervousness you might have about your scan. The Centre For Women’s Ultrasound provides a wide range of both obstetrical and gynaecological scans, all with a female touch and understanding.

Pregnancy Ultrasound Services with the Centre For Women’s Ultrasound

At the Centre For Women’s Ultrasound, we provide a wide range of obstetrical scans, including first trimester and dating tests. You can find out more about these here.

When you choose the Centre For Women’s Ultrasound for your obstetrical ultrasounds, you’re choosing a wealth of knowledge and understanding of high-risk pregnancies which other centres cannot replicate. Whilst your scan will be undertaken by one of our highly-trained sonographers, if there are any abnormalities detected, A/Prof Indika will be available to help interpret your results, and discuss them with you if it is necessary. Your GP will also receive a detailed report.

Pelvic Ultrasound Services

In a general pelvic ultrasound, a transducer is used to visualise and assess the pelvis and the organs nearby. One of the major benefits of the pelvic ultrasound is it’s immediately observable and can be evaluated for any gynecological complications or underlying medical condition. Pelvic ultrasounds work by running the transducer across the skin while emitting high-frequency sound waves in small pulses that produce the images you see.

The pelvic ultrasound scan is performed in two steps:

  1. A transabdominal scan where the transducer is used with conductive gel on the tummy.
  2. A transvaginal scan which makes use of a longer, finer transducer which is covered with conductive gel and a sheath before being inserted into the vagina.

All your readings and images will be interpreted by a radiologist and a specialised sonographer for the attention of your physician.

Diagnostic Ultrasound For Women’s Health

At the Centre for Woman’s Ultrasound, we create an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation for our patients and will provide you with specialised care from a support team who go beyond the call of duty to ensure you are totally at ease. We are all unique, so gynaecology requires an extensive knowledge of women’s health issues to be truly proficient.

Pelvic pain is one of the most common issues affecting women and can cause severe emotional and physical stress if left untreated. Symptoms of pelvic pain include constant and severe pain, cramps, compression in the pelvis and sharp pains. In the case of pelvic or gynaecological ultrasounds, your specialist will most likely recommend a transvaginal scan to get clarity of detail on the problem.

Nobody understands better than we do the anxiety a gynaecological ultrasound visit can bring, and how personal the nature of the problem is. So, we do whatever we can to be supportive and caring during your time with us.

To speak to us about a diagnostic ultrasound for women, or to request an appointment, please contact us here.