Gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS)

Uncontrolled Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis has a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. As such, the overall aim of treatment is to heal the bowel to prevent disability and hospitalisation, while maximising quality of life. Until now in Australia, the only way to assess the activity of Crohn’s or colitis was with colonoscopy, MRI or CT scans. High resolution GIUS is well established in Europe for the assessment of Crohn’s and colitis. The benefits of GIUS are that it is a quick, inexpensive, non-invasive procedure that requires no bowel preparation, anaesthesia or fasting. It is completely risk free for patients and results are comparable with other diagnostic modalities used in inflammatory bowel disease. Once a patient has been diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis, GIUS can be used to monitor disease activity.

Dr Antony Friedman is Australia’s first gastroenterologist trained in gastrointestinal ultrasound. He established Australia’s only dedicated Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Unit, located in the Gastroenterology Department at The Alfred hospital. 

All patients require the referral form below to be completed by their GP or specialist.

Gastrointestinal Ultrasound Referral

We aim to provide excellent care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver problems. We strive to offer the highest standards in
consultation, colonoscopy and gastroscopy as well as advanced endoscopic procedures.