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Ultrasound Department (Page under construction)

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.