Frequently asked
questions

FAQs

Please see our frequently asked questions below.

Cheltenham scanning schedule:
Feb – 1st, 15th
Mar – 14th, 28th
Apr – 11th, 25th
May – 9th, 23th
Jun – 6th, 20th
Jul – 4th, 18th

South Melbourne scanning schedule:
Feb – 19th
Mar – 18th

Hawthorn scanning schedule:
Feb –  6th, 27th
Mar – 19th

We have 3 scanning locations in Australia, all located in Victoria.

1 – Main Clinic – Cheltenham, 85 Argus Street.

2 – OsteoStrong – South Melbourne, 378 Clarendon Street.

3 – OsteoStrong – Hawthorn, 585 Burwood Road.

Scanning:

1 – Cheltenham, 85 Argus Street. Scanning days run on Thursdays every fortnight.
– Book for Cheltenham here

2 – OsteoStrong – South Melbourne, 378 Clarendon Street. Scanning days run once a month on a Monday.

Book for South Melbourne here

3 – OsteoStrong – Hawthorn, 585 Burwood Road. Scanning days run  three weekly on Tuesdays.

Book for Hawthorn here

Administration hours:

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (AEDT). Closed public holidays.

We accept online bookings on our website. Our full availability can be found by heading to our booking page here: Make a booking

Bookings can be made 6 months in advance.

Alternatively you may either phone or e-mail us, however there may be a delay in response as we have a small team operating various support programs.

We would appreciate a doctor’s referral (stating BMD analysis via REMS) however it is not necessary.

However the findings do represent a clinical report and must be sent to your doctor for review upon completion of the scan.

Once a booking is made please enter your GP/Specialist details on your New Patient Form correctly and especially the clinic e-mail address, otherwise reports may be delayed in getting to your managing clinician.

The Echolight scans give an immediate report and you will be given a brief overview of the report findings at the conclusion of your scan.

The scan results and a summary will be sent to your GP/Specialist and yourself about 7 – 10 business days after your appointment.

The scans performed include:
• All three key sites; Left & right femoral neck and L1-L4 Lumbar spine
• Bone Mineral Density (BMD), T-scores and Z-scores
• Fragility Score (FS) – unique to Echolight. This is a measure of bone strength.
– The T-score and Fragility are also combined to give a fracture risk score.

Appointments are 30-45 minutes to allow for repeat scans if necessary.

Although we aspire to extend our presence to other states in 2024, our plans are currently still in progress and have no set dates just yet.

We are in the process of gathering a list of potential patients based on their locations, and our intention is to open new clinics in major capital cities as well as run regional scanning clinics periodically.

Please register your interest in other locations by completing the form at the bottom of this page: Make a Booking

Scans are $165 inc GST.

We can now offer a concession or seniors card rate which is a 10% discount.

Unfortunately at this stage Echolight is not covered under Medicare.

Unfortunately at this stage we do not have Private Health Provider Numbers to claim with Private Health companies.

We recommend seeking guidance from your treating GP/Specialist.

We deliver a non-invasive scanning procedure which will give you a normal/osteopenia/osteoporosis diagnosis as well as a Fragility score.

However your clinical management, such as preventative measures, interventions or medication recommendations are best discussed with your clinical team.

Once you have made a booking, you will receive a Patient Form link in your confirmation e-mail. Please complete this prior to your appointment. If you have not received a New Patient Form please let us know and we can re-send it for you.

Please:

– Wear loose clothing, as the scan requires the application of ultrasound gel on the skin & the probe must have uninterrupted contact with the skin. 

– Fast 2 hours prior, or light meal 3 hours prior. Water is permissible.

The scanning process:

–   First and second scans will be of your femoral neck (left and right) which is in the vicinity of your hip bone. This is done with the patient lying face up and the scanning probe on the side of your hip about 5-10cm left/right of the groin area to both sides.

Inform your Echolight Specialist if you are left or right-handed as it is important to scan your non dominant side femoral neck.

– Third scan will be of your lumbar spine, L1 – L4. This is done with the patient lying face up, and the scanning probe on your stomach. Approximately 5cm below to approx. 20 cm above your belly button

Once an appointment is made you will receive an e-mail confirmation. At the bottom of this e-mail is a cancellation link you may use to cancel your own appointment.

Alternatively please e-mail us at info@echolight.com.au.

We only accept pre booked appointments.

If you are unable to view online the day you would like to book, then unfortunately it is either booked out or we are not scanning on that particular day.

If you would like to be added to a waiting list for a day from the below schedule please e-mail info@echolight.com.au with the following:
– First name
– Last name
– Email
– Mobile number
– Preferred day to be waitlisted – select from the below schedule

Cheltenham scanning schedule:

Jan – Closed
Feb – 1st, 15th
Mar – 14th, 28th
Apr – 11th, 25th
May – 9th, 23th
Jun – 6th

South Melbourne scanning schedule:

Jan – 22nd
Feb – 19th
Mar – 18th

Hawthorn scanning schedule:

Jan – 16th
Feb –  6th, 27th
Mar – 19th

***Information current as of 23 Jan 2024

ADDRESS

85 Argus Street Cheltenham​ VIC 3192

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