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.

The following guidelines provided from St John of God Hospital apply within our clinics:

    • All patients and visitors are to wear masks, unless an exemption applies.
    • All patients and visitors to scan our business SafeWA QR code on entry to our sites.
    • Patients are to be advised that family/friends are not to attend appointments with them (the only exceptions being if they are a parent/guardian of a minor, if the patient requires a carer, or they are the partner of an obstetric patient.)
    • We can confirm vaccination status of our employees and contractors meet WA Health regulations.
    • Telehealth services are being used wherever possible.
    • Physical distancing and hand hygiene are to be practiced at all times.

Please attempt to confirm your appointment before coming.

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

Updated 16 Feb 2022