Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce images of the internal organs, blood vessels and bones. A water based gel is applied to the skin prior to the examination and sound waves are sent through the skin to the underlying organs. As the waves are reflected an image is then produced. Ultrasound is a painless procedure and does not use radiation. All examinations are performed by our team of ultrasonographers or specialist consultants and the report is available on the same day.
Abdominal, gynaecological, urinary and all stages of pregnancy scans, including 3D are provided. Our Women Ultrasound Scans are suitable for throughout your life, from Pelvic Scans pre-menopausal and child bearing ages, including the popular Fertility and Bloods Scan. We have been providing Private Women Ultrasound Scans since 2004 to give women more choice when accessing ultrasound appointments. You can complete a contus us form or simply call us on 01483 454016 to book you r appointment today.
Ultrasound is used for a wide variety of scans, including:
You may be asked to remove some of your clothing and put on a gown. For particular scans, you may be asked to refrain from eating or drinking prior to the procedure. If you are having your uterus scanned you may be asked to attend the appointment with a full bladder. This acts as an ultrasound window and allows better visualisation of the pelvic organs. Bladder scans will also require a full bladder – but don’t worry there is a toilet nearby so you can empty your bladder immediately following the scan.
An ultrasound scan is painless. Depending on what area of the body is being scanned this procedure can take from 15 to 30 minutes, a sonographer will perform the scan.
A clear gel will be spread on the area to be scanned. This gel helps to transmit the sound waves to the probe. The probe is pressed onto your skin and moved it back and forth over the area being scanned. The scan will appear on the monitor. Although ultrasound images can be very difficult to read and interpret, you are welcome to view the images during the scan. You may be asked to take deep breaths or to move into different positions to get different images.