Women’s Health Ultrasound Services

Dr Batool Nadim, an accomplished Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, possesses not only extensive experience but also the skills of an accredited Sonographer. With her expertise, she performs Women’s health ultrasound scans at both general and tertiary levels at Norwest Private Hospital. Ultrasound scans are a crucial part of prenatal care, providing valuable insights into the baby’s development and well-being.

Dr Nadim welcomes expectant mothers! Get ready to dive into the fascinating world of ultrasound technology and discover how it can provide you with invaluable insights during your pregnancy journey. Utilising safe sound waves, ultrasound technology generates images of the baby in the womb, enabling monitoring of development, detection of multiple pregnancies, and determination of the baby’s position.

Ultrasound technology has revolutionised prenatal care, allowing healthcare providers to visualise your baby’s progress through high-frequency sound waves. By creating detailed images of your baby in utero, ultrasound scans provide a window into their world, enabling doctors to monitor their growth, detect potential complications, and ensure that they are thriving throughout each stage of development.

Batool’s Women’s Health Ultrasound Services include:

  • pregnancy scans
  • gynaecology ultrasounds
  • 3D/4D ultrasounds
  • endometriosis scans
  • tubal patency test (HYCOS)

Batool provides tertiary level ultrasounds to her patients as well as to patients of other medical specialists who are seeking a diagnosis and assessment of fetal anomalies. Tertiary level ultrasounds are usually performed where there are concerns about the health of the fetus. Tertiary level ultrasounds re-evaluate the fetal heart, as well as closely examining the rest of the fetus, looking for any other potential problems. Tertiary ultrasounds may be recommended for mothers who have had previous complicated pregnancies or births.

An endometriosis scan is an ultrasound that can accurately predict severe or deep endometriosis. It has been successfully applied to the prediction of posterior compartment deep endometriosis. Ultrasound scans are the gold standard test for your doctor to check for problems with your ovaries, uterus, and fallopian tubes.

Women’s Health Ultrasound Services are an essential part of healthcare for women at every stage of their lives. Whether it be for routine check-ups or in-depth diagnostics, ultrasound technology plays a crucial role in providing accurate and comprehensive medical care. These services encompass a wide range of examinations, including prenatal ultrasounds during pregnancy, gynaecological ultrasounds to assess reproductive health.

Prenatal ultrasounds offer expectant mothers a glimpse into the development and well-being of their unborn child. This non-invasive imaging technique allows healthcare professionals to monitor fetal growth, detect any potential abnormalities, and determine the baby’s gender if desired. Additionally, prenatal ultrasounds enable doctors to identify conditions such as placenta previa or ectopic pregnancy, ensuring prompt and appropriate medical intervention when necessary.

Gynaecological ultrasounds are utilised to assess the health of a woman’s reproductive organs. These include exams such as transvaginal ultrasounds, which provide detailed images of the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. By examining these structures, healthcare providers can diagnose conditions like ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, or endometriosis. Gynecological ultrasounds are instrumental in guiding further treatment options and helping women make informed decisions about their reproductive health.

Dr Batools ultrasound services are located in her rooms at Norwest Private Hospital in Sydney’s Norwest. If you would like to see Dr Batool Nadim for a scan, we recommend that you ask your GP or medical specialist for an ultrasound referral.

If you are having an ultrasound with Dr Batool Nadim as part of your appointment, please bring an Ultrasound Referral letter, as well as your O&G referral letter. If you don’t have an ultrasound referral, please download and print the form here and ask your referring doctor to complete it. The link will download the form instantly, please look in your downloads folder to view the Ultrasound Referral.

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Pelvic Ultrasound

How is the test performed?

A PUS, also known as a Pelvic Ultrasound Scan, is a non-invasive medical procedure that utilises an ultrasound machine and a vaginal probe. The probe is gently inserted into the vagina to obtain detailed images of the pelvic organs. This diagnostic technique allows healthcare professionals to assess the health of the uterus, ovaries, and surrounding structures. By providing valuable insights into reproductive health, a PUS plays a crucial role in diagnosing and monitoring various gynaecological conditions.
The information obtained from a PUS aids in identifying and addressing issues such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, polyps, and other abnormalities that may impact fertility or overall reproductive function. Additionally, this procedure can help in identifying ectopic pregnancies and guiding practitioners during fertility treatments or assisted reproductive procedures. A thorough understanding of each patient’s unique circumstances can be achieved through the precise imaging afforded by a PUS.

Trans Abdominal Ultrasound

How is the test performed?

The trans abdominal ultrasound is a widely used medical imaging procedure that involves the use of ultrasound waves to capture images of organs and tissues within the abdomen. It is a non-invasive and painless technique that provides valuable diagnostic information to healthcare professionals. During the procedure, a gel is applied to the patient’s abdomen, which helps improve the transmission of sound waves. The ultrasound probe, also known as a transducer, is then moved gently over the gel-covered area, emitting high-frequency sound waves that penetrate through the skin and bounce back when they encounter different structures within the body. This imaging technique can help diagnose conditions such as liver disease, kidney stones, abdominal tumors, gallbladder inflammation or stones, urinary tract infections, and pregnancy-related issues. By providing detailed images of internal structures, a trans abdominal ultrasound aids in guiding medical interventions such as biopsies or drainage procedures.

Endometriosis Ultrasound

How is the test performed?

An endometriosis ultrasound, a diagnostic procedure used to detect the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, is performed by introducing a specialised vaginal probe through the vagina. This non-invasive method allows healthcare professionals to examine the pelvic area and visualise any abnormalities that may indicate the presence of endometriosis. The probe, carefully inserted into the vagina, emits high-frequency sound waves that create detailed images of the reproductive organs and surrounding structures. These images provide valuable insights into the condition of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and nearby tissues, helping doctors make an accurate diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment strategies tailored to each individual patient’s needs. By employing this precise and effective technique, Dr Batool Nadim can gather vital information about your endometriosis and offer patients the best possible care. With its ability to capture internal images with exceptional clarity and accuracy, an endometriosis ultrasound enables a comprehensive understanding of this complex condition.

Suitability:

This test is suitable for women with Gynaecology problems

Suitability:

This test is suitable for women with Gynaecology problems where the woman is a virgin and has never had sex before (i.e. teenager) or for pregnancy ultrasounds.

Suitability:

This test is suitable for women where endometriosis is  suspected.

Test Instructions:

  • No need for any pre-test preparation
  • Needs empty bladder
    (women can go to toilet just before the test )
  • No need for fasting
  • Can be done at any time of menstrual cycle
  • Bleeding is not an issue
  • Tampons must be taken out

Test Instructions:

  • You will need a full bladder
  • For a gynaecology trans abdominal ultrasound then you are asked to fast (not eat food or drink liquid other than plain water)
  • It can be done any time, bleeding is not an issue.

Test Instructions:

  • Woman should fast and have empty bladder
  • Could be done any time in cycle, bleeding not an issue
  • Tampons must be taken out
  • If the women in pain, then preferably to take Paracetamol or ibuprofen 30 min before the test.

Telehealth Appointments

Batool is available to consult patients via Telehealth appointments. To make an appointment please Phone Colleen on (02) 8883 2091