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Ultrasound Department

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to view internal organs and produce images of the human body. This examination does not involve the use of x-rays.  Ultrasound examinations are performed in a dimly lit room, to allow for images on the screen to be seen more clearly. A transducer is moved back and forth against the skin surface with the aid of a cold gel to obtain an image.

Referral Information

Access to Ultrasound is available between the hours of 9.00am - 17.00pm, on an appointment only basis. A letter from the referring clinician is required for Ultrasound scans.  Referrals from Beaumont consultants and GP’s will be accepted.  To contact the Ultrasound department in Beaumont Hospital phone - (01) 809 2792 (Emma).   Referrals can also be emailed to

Beaumont Hospital no longer accepts faxed referrals.

Your Ultrasound explained: 

Please click on the links below to read additional information about the Ultrasound scan you are having. You can see general information about your Ultrasound HERE

Ultrasound of the Pelvis & Abdomen

Ultrasound of the Abdomen

Ultrasound of the Kidneys

Ultrasound of the Parotid, Submandibular Silivary Gland (Neck)

Ultrasound ofthe Pelvis and Female Reproductive Organs

Ultrasound of the Scrotum

Ultrasound of the Thyroid

Ultrasound of the Kidneys (Transplant)