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

As Medical Imaging is considered an essential service, we are opened this week. But as guided by WA Health, all patients and staff are required to wear a mask whilst in the practice. Patients will be scanned alone with no accompanying person; and provided access to multiple images. All gynaecological procedures will be cancelled for now.

Please reschedule your appointment, and DO NOT ENTER our facilities, if you:

Have returned from interstate or overseas travel in the last 14 days; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has returned from interstate or overseas travel; OR
Have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19; OR
Have a fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fatigue, or any cold/flu like symptoms.

If you fit this criteria, please self-isolate at home until the 15th day following travel or contact, even if you are feeling well. If you are showing respiratory or flu-like symptoms, telephone your doctor or hospital Emergency Department before presenting yourself. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call '000' and advise the operator you are in self quarantine because of COVID-19 risk.

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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes to regular operating hours. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience arising from measures we're taking for the safety of staff and patients.

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

Updated 1 February 2021