Queensland Ultrasound for Women

QUFW is Queensland’s Leading
Independent Obstetrics & Gynaecological
Ultrasound Service.

Queensland Ultrasound for Women

QUFW is Queensland’s Leading Independent Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ultrasound Service.

queensland ultrasound for women

Welcome to QUFW

Experience Matters. QUFW is an Obstetrics and Gynaecological Ultrasound service provided by Women’s Health Specialists. Our consultants are fully qualified Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. They are passionate about providing excellent service in women’s ultrasound and have decades of experience in these areas.

We are different. Our Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have subspecialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecological ultrasound. They have undergone extensive training in Australia and internationally to be the leaders in the fields of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound. Our doctors use their comprehensive academic knowledge daily and work with highly trained sonographers utilising high end ultrasound equipment to provide quality care. We are here for you.

QUFW sonographers are highly trained in obstetrics and gynaecology ultrasound. Our practice only utilises the latest 3D/4D ultrasound equipment.

Our Obstetrics Services

Our comprehensive range of Obstetric ultrasound services include:

Ultrasound scan to assess early pregnancy characteristics (eg. heart beat, gestational age, location of pregnancy, confirm singleton or multiple pregnancy.)
Non-invasive prenatal screening test for the risk assessment of the most common chromosomal anomalies

12-14 week ultrasound screening for fetal abnormalities and pregnancy complications

20-22 week ultrasound scan to assess for structural anomalies, position of the placenta, amount of amniotic fluid surrounding the baby

Ultrasound scan to monitor baby’s development (eg. assess fetal growth and blood flows (Dopplers), check position of placenta, assess amniotic fluid)

Ultrasound scans for monitoring pregnancies with multiple fetuses

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) & Amniocentesis – Diagnostic tests for detecting chromosomal or genetic abnormalities such as Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) in an unborn baby

Guidance and support in the management of abnormal ultrasound findings or high risk pregnancy

Our Gynaecology Services

Non-invasive ultrasound scan for women’s reproductive health

Assessments before in-vitro fertilisation to help improve success rates

Ultrasound evaluation of intrauterine device positioning

Ultrasound procedure for assessing fallopian tube patency

Ultrasound of the uterus using saline to identify abnormalities within the endometrial cavity of the uterus

OUR DOCTORS

Rob Cincotta

Dr Robert Cincotta

Associate
Professor

Dr Jackie Chua

Dr Jackie Chua

Doctor

Dr Carol Portmann

Dr Carol Portmann

Doctor
Dr Alexa Bendall

Dr Alexa Bendall

Doctor

Dr Alexa Bendall

Doctor

Why Choose A Specialist Women’s Health Ultrasound Provider?

Exemplary care in women’s health requires specialised clinical skills and expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and warm and compassionate care. By choosing a specialist women’s health ultrasound provider for your obstetric or gynaecological requirements, you receive care from dedicated women’s health experts that’s tailored to your individual needs and concerns. 

Unlike some other generalist ultrasound clinics, a specialist women’s health ultrasound provider deeply understands pregnancy ultrasounds, gynaecological ultrasounds, screening tests and other women’s health procedures that help you on your pre-pregnancy or pregnancy journey.

Why Choose QUFW?

QUFW provides a comprehensive range of obstetrics services for singleton and multiple pregnancies, including screening, tertiary opinion and invasive testing. In addition, our gynaecology ultrasound examinations are equally expansive from routine to gynaecology procedures.

Beyond your scan, we believe in comprehensive care. Our team takes the time to discuss findings with you, answering your questions, addressing your concerns, and providing you with support and guidance. We value the trust placed in us and are committed to delivering ultrasound and other women’s health services to our community and beyond. We are QUFW. We are here for you.

Your Biggest Questions Answered

Where can I park my car?

Spring Hill: Metered street parking on Little Edward and Boundary Streets (Please be aware of the clearway zone at certain times of the day).

Parking underneath the Leichhardt Court building (orange section) with entry via Hope Street. Online bookings are recommended through Wilson parking.

Southport: 4 hour metered parking is available on Short Street. Additional car parking available in the Gold Coast City Council Carey Carpark and Australia Fair Shopping Centre

Ipswich: Onsite Parking is available at the back of the Medical Centre. Metered on street Ipswich City council parking is also available.

Tugun: Onsite car parking is available in the John Flynn Hospital campus.

What are your opening hours?

Our Brisbane practice is open Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, and every second Saturday 8am-12:30pm. Our Ipswich, Southport and Tugun practices are open between Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.

How much will my scan cost?

The cost of the ultrasound and consultation will be discussed at the time of making an appointment. We request that accounts be settled on the day after the consultation. We have EFTPOS and accept MasterCard, VISA and American Express. We are a private medical ultrasound service and we do not routinely bulk bill as this would not allow us to provide the best comprehensive service for our patients.

How long will the appointment take?

Our scans can range from approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the type of scan, but please allow up to 90 minutes. Occasionally there are unexpected delays. If a problem is detected in a routine ultrasound, it will be discussed with you at the time of your appointment. In this situation, further examination and reassessment may extend over a longer period depending on the complexity of this problem and individual patient needs. This process may lead to delay of the assessment of other women’s appointments.

We apologise for these delays which are unpredictable and we make every effort to avoid significant patient inconvenience. We ask that you demonstrate kindness to our staff if there is an unforeseen delay. We recommend that you ring our rooms in advance to check that we are not significantly delayed so you can plan your day and parking arrangements.

Can I bring another person to my appointment?

At QUFW, we allow two support people to attend your appointment. One of these support people may be a child. Sometimes pregnancy ultrasounds can be a long time for your little one’s attention span, so we request that the other support person is a supervising adult who may be able to attend to your child during the scan if necessary. If you are a surrogate patient, we are happy to discuss this with you when you make your appointment.

Do I receive any images of my baby?

At QUFW, we utilise the Tricefy app to send images to your mobile device from the ultrasound system. We use the latest 3D/4D technology clinically as part of our ultrasound protocols. Our sonographers will make every effort to obtain 3D/4D images of your baby to send to your phone during the medical examination, however the quality of the images may be limited due to a variety of factors such as fetal position, placental and/or uterine position and maternal habitus.

Will I find out the sex of my baby?

If you have had a NIPT, the gender of the baby will be available at the time the sonographer or doctor contacts you with your results. Please notify them at the time if you wish to know. If you have not had a NIPT, in most situations we are able to visualise the gender at the morphology scan. Occasionally, the gender may be difficult to visualise due to a range of scanning conditions.

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Do you have any questions?

BRISBANE

Suite 11E, Level 1
Leichhardt Court
55 Little Edward Street
Spring Hill, QLD 4000

07 3831 1777
07 3831 1788
brisbane@qufw.com.au

Southport

Level 4,
7 Short St
Southport, QLD 4215

07 5528 2934
07 5528 3849
southport@qufw.com.au

TUGUN

Suite 6C, Level 6
Fred McKay House
42 Inland Drive
Tugun QLD 4224

07 5610 4973
07 5604 1192
tugun@qufw.com.au

IPSWICH

Suite 5B,
10 Churchill Street,
Ipswich, QLD 4305

07 3447 9111
07 3409 9299
ipswich@qufw.com.au