Our Services

The Valley Ultrasound approach is based on a philosophy that the delivery of medical services should be personalised, compassionate and patient focused.

Pregnancy Ultrasound - No preparation is required


Nuchal Translucency Scan (First Trimester Combined Screening)
We like to perform this scan at 13-14 weeks gestation. During the scan the soft tissue thickness of the skin at the nape of the babies neck (nuchal translucency) will be measured and documented. The risk assessment is made by combining the nuchal translucency measurement with your age, and other factors like the blood test. The nuchal translucency (NT) screening test won’t give you a definite diagnosis, but it will show whether your baby is at risk for a chromosomal abnormality.

Morphology Scan
Is performed at 19-20 weeks, and is performed to assess the growth of the baby and the development of the face, brain, spine, heart, limbs and internal organs. This is the time we will be able to tell whether your baby will be a Boy or Girl.

Growth scan
To check that your baby is growing appropriately, to see how much fluid there is around the baby, and to assess the health of the placenta.

Upper abdominal ultrasound - Clear fluid only, nothing to eat for 6 hours prior to your examination


An abdominal ultrasound assesses the liver, aorta, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen and kidneys. It is often the first examination performed when someone is having abdominal problems.


Renal Ultrasound. Full bladder required. 1-2 litres of clear fluid to be taken and completed 1 hour prior to your examination time


A renal ultrasound assesses your bladder and kidneys. We need you to have a full bladder so we can see the bladder wall, and how well your bladder empties.


Pelvic Ultrasound - No preparation is generally required


The pelvic ultrasound assesses the uterus and ovaries. Unless clinically inappropriate an internal (transvaginal scan) is routinely performed as part of the pelvic assessment.


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. No preparation is required


The fine detail of muscles and tendons and ligaments can be assessed with ultrasound.


Vascular Ultrasound - No preparation is required


When assessing blood flow in the arteries and veins, a special kind of ultrasound called doppler is used. This can be performed in the abdomen, arms and legs and neck.


Small Parts Ultrasound - No preparation is required


Ultrasound is very good at assessing the soft tissues of the breast, glands and testes.



Cortisone Injection


Dr Jaco Van der Walt who will perform these examinations at Valley Ultrasound will use ultrasound guidance to identify the exact spot for steroid injection into your joint or tendon. It has been recognised that performing these injections under ultrasound guidance is more effective than performing these “blind”.

Cortisone, or steroids are often injected directly into joints to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or other inflammatory diseases. Cortisone injections can offer fast-acting relief of inflamed muscles, tendons and bursa.