General Ultrasound Imaging in Melbourne

Dr Berman in addition to being a Musculoskeletal Radiologist, is a General Radiologist with a further special interest in Varicose and Spider Vein diagnosis and treatment ( Phlebologist).

We have vastly experienced sonographers (more than 20 years in the industry) who in addition to musculoskeletal imaging, are able to provide high quality imaging of all regions of the body including, but not limited to:

  • Abdomen and pelvis: Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Pancreas,
  • Neck: Thyroid, Parotid, Lymph Nodes.
  • Paediatric: Hip joints for dysplasia.
  • Musculoskeletal imaging: e.g. shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, foot.

*Excluding gynaecological and obstetric

How do I prepare for an Ultrasound?

Please read any instructions given to you by your doctor, or provided by us.

Wear clothing that will provide easy access to the area that is being imaged.

Please bring any previous imaging examination films with you, for comparison.


If you have diabetes, or you are on any medications prescribed by your doctor, please contact us to ensure that there are no special requirements prior to your examination.

Abdomen ultrasound:
You will need to fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for eight hours prior to the examination. This ensures there is no food or fluid covering the area that is to be examined.

Renal Ultrasound (kidney related):
Please drink 750 – 1000 mL of water, one hour prior to the procedure and do not go to the toilet after drinking the fluid.

Vascular Ultrasound (blood vessel related):

  • Renal (kidney) arteries – Please fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for eight hours prior to the examination.
  • Aorta or Leg arteries – Please fast (have nothing to eat or drink) for eight hours prior to the examination to minimise bowel gas that may obscure the large arteries in your lower abdomen, which are examined as part of this test.
  • Leg Veins: no preparation required.

No preparation is required for the following ultrasound examinations:

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Sctrotal ultrasound
  • Musculoskeletal – muscles, tendons and joints
  • Leg Veins

(Please note we do not offer gynaecological and obstetric scans)


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    Dr Berman is a dual specialist – Musculoskeletal Radiologist and Vein Specialist (Phlebologist)
    Please click on Specialist Vein Care to see dedicated website.