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SAFE aims to improve the diagnosis of DIE by TVUS through education and workshops.

SAFE also provides information where expert ultrasound assessment for endometriosis are currently available.

Specialist Ultrasound Practices

If you book an ultrasound at a private practice, you will need a referral from your doctor to be eligible for a medicare rebate. For an ultrasound at a public hospital (Southern Health and the Royal Women's Hospital, referral come often from within the hospital. Your doctor can refer you to the gynaecology outpatient clinic.

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Camberwell

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Camberwell Ultrasound for Women: 03 98823384

Dr Sofie Piessens and Dr Andrew Edwards

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 CBD Melbourne

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City Imaging Ultrasound for Women:03 965088333

Dr Sofie Piessens and Dr Andrew Edwards

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Wume Freemasons: 03 94176788

Dr Jacqueline Oldham

Dr Amanda Sampson

 

Glen Iris

 

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Wume Tooronga: 03 98221411

Dr Jacqueline Oldham

 

 

 

 

Moorabbin

 

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Monash Medical Centre: 03 99288828

Dr Sofie Piessens

 

Parkville

 

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Wume Frances Perry House: 03 93482299

Dr Amanda Sampson

 

 

 

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Royal Women's Hospital

Dr Amanda Sampson

Dr Jacqueline Oldham

 

Ivanhoe

 

Specialist Imaging for Women

Specialist Imaging for Women: 03 86094100

Dr Kate Stone

 

 

 

Heidelberg

 

Mercy Health

Mercy Health: 03 84584300

Dr Kate Stone

 

 

 

Box Hill

 

Specialist Women's Ultasound

Specialist Women's Ultrasound: 03 98989055

Dr Michael Bethune

 

 

 

Ultrasound for deep infiltrating endometriosis

The ultrasound for endometriosis is a normal vaginal ultrasound. Rather than just examining the uterus and the ovaries, the examination is extended to include structures that are often affected by deep infiltrating endometriosis such as the ligaments behind the uterus (uterosacral ligaments), the bladder, the bowel and the pouch a Douglas. With increasing expertise this does not take much longer than a regular transvaginal ultrasound.

Bowel preparation

In some situations it is beneficial to take a mild bowel preparation for the ultrasound. Most commonly this consists of a mild laxative the night before the ultrasound and an enema within an hour before the ultrasound as outlined in the ultrasound diagnosis section of this website. As some ultrasound practices may vary slightly in the bowel preparation they prescribe, it is best to check with the practice when you make your appointment.