Queensland Ultrasound for Women
QUFW is Queensland’s Leading Independent Obstetrics & Gynaecological Ultrasound Service.
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:
Our Gynaecology Services
Dr Robert Cincotta
Dr Jackie Chua
Dr Carol Portmann
Dr Alexa Bendall
Dr Alexa Bendall
Dr Elisha Broom
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, 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.
Do you have any questions?