Saline Infusion Sonography
(Sonohysterogram)

A saline infusion sonogram is a specialised scan which involves the placement of a thin plastic catheter into the uterus via the cervix. Some saline (essentially water) is then instilled through the tube. A transvaginal ultrasound is performed at the same time. This test is usually ordered to investigate certain clinical conditions, such as abnormal bleeding or subfertility.

The procedure usually causes some discomfort; most people report that it is approximately like a Pap smear. You could take some paracetamol an hour prior to the procedure to make it more comfortable.

It is very important that the procedure is performed in the first half of the cycle, ie usually Day 5-10. Please contact us to book the procedure. One of our doctors will speak to you about the test after you make a booking.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert

The Government of Western Australia has declared a State of Emergency for Western Australia. The situation changes often; please inquire with our medical receptionists about the relevant steps taken to slow the spread.

Unsure of the situation or if an emergency lockdown occurs? Please attempt to confirm your appointment before coming.

Please reschedule your appointment, and DO NOT ENTER our facilities, if you:
Have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19; OR
Have a fever, coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, or any cold/flu like symptoms.

If you fit this criteria, you may check your symptoms using healthdirect's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Symptom Checker. You should then call ahead to your doctor or hospital Emergency Department before presenting yourself there. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call '000' and advise the operator while remaining in self quarantine.

Western Ultrasound for Women encourages all to download and activate the SafeWA app to improve contact tracing.

Western Ultrasound is committed to the risk mitigation of Coronavirus COVID-19 as one of our priorities for patient safety and quality of care. To maintain personal distancing, there may be changes to regular operating hours, and the scheduling of obstetric and gynaecological appointments. We may also seek to minimize contact time where necessary. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience arising from measures taken for the safety of staff and patients.

COVID-19 Health Information Hotline: 1800 020 080 | Department of Health Health Warnings

Updated 10 Aug 2021