Meet Our Trusted Team
Our private practice offers the full range of ultrasound examinations and our team comprises sonographers with subspecialties in obstetrics, gynaecology, musculoskeletal, vascular and paediatric ultrasound examinations.
Our core values are honesty, integrity and empathy. We provide an exceptional, personalised ultrasound service to the Southern Wheatbelt region where every patient that walks through our doors will receive the highest quality of care.
Gail Crawford - Sonographer
MAppSc (MIT), Grad Dip (Medical Sonography), AMS, Grad Dip (Business Administration)
Gail has extensive ultrasound experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked in public and private practices holding senior positions at three major tertiary hospitals in Western Australia.
Roles at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital involved ultrasound tutoring for a range of clinicians – emergency physicians, respiratory, radiology registrars and midwives.
Gail’s public sector experience includes spending two years as a tutor sonographer for Western Australia Country Health Service.
Gail is the current chairperson for the Australasian Sonographers Association in Western Australia and
she has presented at local and national meetings.
Samantha Ward - Sonographer
DipAppSc, DMU, AMS, AFASA
Samantha Ward is an Accredited Medical Sonographer with over 18 years clinical experience. She has worked in both the private and public health sectors within Australia and has been extensively involved in ultrasound education. Samantha has a special interest in gynaecological ultrasound, infertility, high risk obstetrics and multiple pregnancy.
Samantha is on the Board of Examiners for the Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound and has an Associate Fellowship with the Australian Sonographers Association. She has presented at national and local ultrasound conferences and has had peer reviewed work published.
Samantha regularly visits rural and remote locations in WA to perform general and obstetric ultrasound
Dr Maria Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito
Director and Breast Imaging Specialist
Women’s and Breast Imaging Cottesloe
Dr Maria Vanessa Atienza-Hipolito completed her Radiology training overseas and undertook sub-speciality fellowship training in:
- Breast Imaging at Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- Musculoskeletal Imaging at Royal Perth Hospital
- Interventional and Vascular Radiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
- Paediatric Radiology at Princess Margaret Hospital.
She worked for the Breast Screen WA Bunbury Assessment Clinic and the Breast Screen WA East Perth head office from 2014 to March 2017.
Dr Atienza-Hipolito is currently the Director and Consultant Radiologist at Women’s and Breast Imaging in Cottesloe.
Linda Nottle - Receptionist
Linda was born, educated and married in Narrogin WA. After graduating Year 12 at Narrogin Senior High School she completed an Enrolled Nursing qualification and was employed at the Narrogin Hospital until her first child was born.
After raising her three children Linda returned to the workforce firstly as a swimming instructor and then as an employee for Rural Youth. Most recently she worked as an Electorate Officer to the local Member of Parliament until his recent retirement.
Linda is a highly regarded member of the Narrogin community and is an asset to Narrogin Ultrasound.