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Urgent Appointments:
Please contact our staff directly via telephone.

For Doctors

If you do not have any of our referral pads and would like to request an ultrasound for your patient, please click "Print Request Form", complete the relevant details and either give it to the patient directly or fax it to (02) 9477 6238. We will contact the patient ASAP and confirm the booking with you via email. If you require a referral pad please contact us directly via phone or send an email to ultrasound@kvu.com.au

For Patients

If you would like to make a booking for an ultrasound, you must first obtain a referral from your General Practitioner. Download and print off our Request Form and have your doctor complete the relevant details and sign it. Please bring the completed form with you to your appointment.

Request an Appointment

Please email us at reception@kvu.com.au and tell us your name, email address, and telephone, and one of our staff will contact you directly.

Patient Information

Ultrasound examinations are painless and minimal patient preparation is necessary. However, patients must follow specific instructions when required. If you have previously had a Vascular Ultrasound examination, please bring these results with you to your appointment. If you require further information about the examination procedure itself, please discuss this with the doctor or sonographer performing the test.

NB: Results and/or treatment outcomes related to the ultrasound examination will not be discussed with the patient at the time of the appointment. Reports will be sent to the referring doctor.

Patient Preparation

Please read the following information carefully as we may need to reschedule ultrasound examinations for patients who do not comply with these instructions.

Abdominal/Pelvic: No "fizzy" drinks or "fatty" meals should be consumed for 48 hours prior to appointment. Please fast (nothing to eat or drink) from midnight. Do not use chewing gum/lollies or smoke for 6 hours beforehand. Essential medication can be taken with a sip of water. Diabetic patients should have black tea & toast at 6 am with your normal diabetic medication.

Renal/Ovarian: Patients having an examination of the kidney or ovarian veins should follow the instructions for "abdominal/pelvic" but should drink 300 ml of water 1 hour before their appointment. A full bladder is not necessary for the examination.

Lower Limb Veins: Do not wear any form of stockings, compression socks or bandages for 12 hours beforehand. Do not apply cosmetics or moisturisers to your legs on the day of the appointment.

Further Information for Referring Doctors

Patients with acute conditions e.g. suspected DVT, cerebral or peripheral ischaemic episodes will be seen on the same day. In these instances, it is preferable if the referring doctor speaks with the KVU staff directly. We will endeavour to contact the referring doctor with the result by telephone or fax, or, if preferrred, by mobile telephone (in which case, please leave a mobile telephone number). Booked appointments will be necessary in all other situations. If appropriate and requested, management (including additional tests or hospitalisation) can be arranged. If you have any questions regarding testing procedures, fees or patient management, or if you require a detailed information booklet or further referral pads, please contact us by telephone on (02) 9477 7177, facsimile (02) 9477 6238 or send an email to ultrasound@kvu.com.au.

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