Northland's Ultrasound Specialists
Phone: 09 974 8844
21/50 Kioreroa Road
Port Whangarei, WHANGAREI 0110

General and Vascular Ultrasound Scans

EchoNorth offer a full range of general and vascular ultrasounds and procedures. These scans vary in length, and in preparation needed, depending on the type of scan your Doctor or Specialist has requested. Please click here for an up to date price list for these services

General Ultrasound

  • Upper Abdomen
  • Abdomen & Pelvis
  • Pelvis
  • Pelvis (Female)
  • Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SIS)
  • Hysterosalpingo Contrast Sonography (HyCoSy)
  • Renal Tract
  • Scrotum
  • Hernia
  • Thyroid
  • Foreign Body
  • Lumps & Bumps
Vascular Ultrasound

  • Carotid
  • Aorto-iliac
  • Renal Arteries
  • Unilateral lower limb arterial
  • Bilateral lower limb arterial
  • DVT assessment – Unilateral
  • DVT assessment – Bilateral

When you make a booking with us, our friendly staff will talk you through what is needed for the scan, and what, if any preparation needs to be done.

Following the scan, a report will be prepared. This will be sent to the person who referred you, who will discuss the results with you.

 

SIS and HyCoSy Procedures.

EchoNorth are proud in providing SIS and HyCoSy procedures, as one of the only places in Northland that offer the service we provide competitive rates and the highest quality of service. Performed by our gynecologist, Dr Kristy Wolff and one of our EchoNorth sonographers who will talk you through and explain how the procedure works and the outcomes and findings.

What is the difference between SIS and HyCoSy?

 

Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SIS) is a specialised ultrasound examination to evaluate uterine shape and the uterine lining (endometrium) for assessment of infertility and abnormal uterine bleeding. It does not assess the fallopian tubes.

 

Hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (HyCoSy)** is a specialised ultrasound examination of the fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes cannot be seen on a normal ultrasound scan so a specially designed contrast agent (ExEm Foam) is used which outlines the uterine cavity and the fallopian tubes.

The fallopian tubes may become blocked due to endometriosis or previous pelvic infections and can affect a couple’s ability to conceive. This test is performed under the recommendation of a specialist to investigate whether the fallopian tubes are open, and also to evaluate the uterus (womb) and ovaries.

In comparison to hysterosalpingography (HSG – which uses X-rays), hysteroscopy and laparoscopy, it is less invasive, cheaper, and does not require general anesthetic.

** HyCoSy is often performed in conjunction with SIS.