Berera Radiology specialises in musculoskeletal imaging. We have a passion for diagnosing medical conditions of the bones, joints and associated soft tissue. Our state of the art equipment allows us to diagnose conditions using a wide variety of modalities, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, as well as ultrasound and CT guided injections.


What is an ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to produce images of the body.

How is an ultrasound performed?

  • A sonographer will place a transducer and water soluble gel on your skin. As the transducer moves over the skin, images are produced.
  • You may need to hold your breath to view certain body parts.
  • Some pressure will need to be applied, but this should not cause discomfort.

Are there any risks?

  • There are no known harmful effects of ultrasound.

Are there any limitations of ultrasound?

  • Ultrasound cannot pass through bones or through gaseous structures (e.g. bowel). Occasionally additional imaging may be used in conjunction with ultrasound for an accurate diagnosis.

Preparation required prior to the examination:

  • Pelvis, Kidney & Bladder (Renal Tract) – you will need to have a full bladder. Please drink 1L of water prior to the scan.
  • Abdomen – do not eat or drink for 4 hours
  • Other scans – no preparation is required


About our rebrand to Qscan Radiology Clinics

Berera Radiology joined the Qscan Group, one of Australia’s leading medical imaging providers 2 years ago. To mirror the growth and transformation of the company within the broader Group we have now rebranded this clinic to be known as Qscan Radiology Clinics North Hobart.


For patients you will notice new purple Qscan signage, referral pads and film bags, but otherwise there will be no change to our service. You will still be assured the same welcoming care and attention from our clinic team and recognise the same friendly faces – we will just be known by a different name.


As a part of this transition we look forward to having our patients leverage the benefits associated with being a part of a nationwide network of clinics, subspecialty Radiologists and teleradiology services into the future. We also take this opportunity to remind you about our existing Qscan Hobart PET-CT clinic merely a kilometre down the road.


Should you have any enquiries regarding these changes please do not hesitate to reach out to our clinic team on:

03 6240 2300