Northland's Ultrasound Professionals
Phone: 09 974 8844
56 Kamo Rd, Kensington
Whangarei, 0112

About EchoNorth

Team Echonorth Ultrasound professionals

We’re your local ultrasound professionals

EchoNorth was conceived with a view to offering referrers and the wider community expanded options when seeking quality diagnostic ultrasound imaging services. With the focus shifting to primary care within the community, ultrasound has always played a large part in primary care, and the demand for these services is increasing. We offer a high quality diagnostic ultrasound service in a relaxed but professional, friendly, empathic atmosphere.

All ACC scans are free for NZ residents, and we offer competitive fees for our general and specialised vascular ultrasound services. We are affiliated providers for Southern Cross Healthcare for all of our general and vascular services.

Angela Browne – Director/Sonographer

Angela and her husband Chris are the directors of EchoNorth, and they have two teenage daughters. Angela is a DMU trained sonographer with both general and vascular qualifications, and is also an accredited DMU examiner for both specialties.

With 20 years experience, in both the private and public health sectors, Angela is a well known and respected member of the medical community of Northland.

Lisa Messenger – Sonographer

Lisa emigrated from the UK in 2007 with her partner John and their two daughters, bringing with her 18 years experience in a wide range of ultrasound examinations. Lisa has a special interest in obstetrics and musculoskeletal imaging.

Emma Andersen – Sonographer

Emma is a born and bred Northlander who was a radiographer for 17 years and qualified in ultrasound five years ago. Emma lives with her husband, two teenage kids and a grumpy cat called Charlie.

Corrine Langford – Administrator

Corrine moved from the UK to Whangarei in 2006 to start a new life with her husband, Dennis. They now have a young son, Kobe. As an ex-flight attendant, Corrine has always enjoyed working in customer service.

Di Powell – Administrator

Di has a background working in both the public and private health sectors. She brings reception and administrative experience to EchoNorth. Di is married to Barry, and they have three teenage daughters.

Sarah Varkalis – PACS and RIS Administrator

Sarah arrived back to Whangarei from Dunedin seven years ago with her husband and two young children. She has experience in working for both ACC and the private radiology sector and enjoys all aspects of customer service.

Kate Aukett – Administrator

Kate joined the EchoNorth team in January 2017 after previously having administrative experience in the optometry field. Kate is our resident thespian and we are proud to support her choreographic  talents outside of the office.

Azra Millett – Administrator

Azra comes to us after having had her third child and has extensive experience working as an administrator within the vascular and cosmetic field.

Dr Kim Shepherd – Consultant Radiologist, specialist in Breast and Obstetric Radiology

Originally from South Africa, she has called Whangarei home since 1996. Kim has extensive ultrasound experience, and specialises in breast radiology. Kim is a consultant to the accreditation facility, IANZ. She is married to Dennis, and they have two grown sons.

Dr Brett Lyons – Specialist in Musculoskeletal Imaging

After graduating from Otago Medical School in 1992, Brett completed his Radiology training in 1999 and supplementary training in Head and Neck Radiology at UCLA Medical Centre the following year. In 2001 he was appointed Clinical Director at Dunedin Hospital where he was also Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago Medical School. In 2005 he took on the role of Medical Director of MRI in the newly opened Southland Hospital. During his 5 years in this role, he worked closely with the orthopaedic surgeons further developing his passion for musculoskeletal imaging.

In 2012, Brett accepted a role to assist in re-growing a private radiology practice on Sydney’s North Shore and Central Coast primarily in the role of musculoskeletal MRI and intervention.

Brett was excited to join the EchoNorth team in July 2017

Dr Joanna Romanowska

A director of Clinic42, Joanna is a Phlebologist experienced in Endovenous Laser Treatment (EVLT), Ultrasound Guided Sclerotherapy (UGS) and microsclerotherapy techniques. Dr Joanna is a member of the Australasia College of Phlebology (ACP) and the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine, where she is a fellow, executive board member and education officer.

Dr Jill Gibson