General Ultrasound

Ultrasound can demonstrate liver disease, gallstones, kidney stones, thyroid and vascular dysfunction.


Abdominal and renal studies are commonly performed on patients of all ages to assess organ structure and function. The types of pathology which can be found on these scans includes kidney stones, renal cysts,  gall stones, liver disease and bladder residual volumes (to name a few).

Preparation differs depending on your symptoms and the area being scanned, please talk to our receptionist when you make your appointment.

Scans of superficial organs & glands

If you have an injured or malfunctioning superficial organ, your doctor (or other referring specialist) may send you for an ultrasound to see what the problem is. Ultrasound is a safe and effective way to examine the thyroid, lymph nodes, salivary glands, testes, penis (lumps and foreign body only), breasts and eyes (internal structures, including some visualisation of the optic nerve). Although ultrasound cannot always diagnose functional problems, it can give an idea of structural changes as well as overall appearance and size.


Ultrasound can be used in the diagnosis of deep veinous thrombosis (DVT) as well as other vascular pathologies. Here at Koru we perform DVT and carotid studies only as we are not vascular specialists.

In preparation for a DVT scan, please be aware that you will be in your underwear. For a carotid scan please wear a loose necked shirt.