INDICATIONS: To confirm the presence of a hernia, mass or muscle tear.
LIMITATIONS: More challenging in larger patients, but is the best initial investigation because it allows for dynamic assessment to check for movement through the hernial orifices.
PREPARATION: No preparation required for this scan.
SCAN PROCEDURE: You may change into a patient gown or adjust your clothing to allow access to the surface of your groin for scanning. Ultrasound jelly will be placed on your skin to allow transmission of ultrasound waves from a hand held probe which is moved over your groin. Your examination will take approximately 20 minutes and will not cause any discomfort or pain.
POST PROCEDURE: There are no post procedure precautions.
RESULTS: The images obtained by the sonographer will be analysed and interpreted by the Radiologist.
Your procedure report will be sent electronically to your referring doctor. Please inform us of when you plan to follow up with your doctor so that your report can be prioritised. A hyperlink will be added to the report that will allow your doctor to access your images.
We provide long term electronic storage of your report and images, so you may obtain a copy either on the day of the scan or in the future.