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What is Intestinal Ultrasound?

This is an ultrasound examination to assess the bowel.

As with any ultrasound, this technology uses soundwaves to create images. The soundwaves are released from a probe which bounce off different organs at various frequencies and ultimately an image is created using these on a screen.

This procedure is performed in the clinic setting.


Which conditions can be diagnosed/assessed?

There are a wide range of conditions for which intestinal ultrasound can be used. Some of these include:

  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Bloating and bacterial overgrowth


What is the Recovery Time?

Recovery time is immediate as there are no side effects that can be presented from an intestinal ultrasound. 

What do I do next?

If you need to make a booking please contact (03) 9790 0188.

If you have undergone an intestinal ultrasound, a follow up appointment is required with your doctor to discuss the results.