What is an Ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to take images of the inside of your body. They look for any changes in your organs and or tissue. The scans are quick, non-invasive and safe. 

During your scan, a probe is passed over the skin, which pushes out sound waves. These sound waves bounce off the organs and tissues and send a signal back up the microphone and through to the computer, capturing the images needed. 

Ultrasound is highly effective so can be used for a wide range of scans, including:

  • Urinary tract or KUB (Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder)
  • Upper, lower abdomen and pelvis
  • Gynaeological (female pelvis)
  • Thyroid
  • Prostate and testicular
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Soft tissue 

What happens after the Ultrasound scan?

The scans are mostly painless so you can return to work or go home straight after the scan. While you may experience some slight discomfort, it shouldn’t be enough to require medication. 

While our specialist Sonographers are highly trained in capturing images they will not be able to diagnose anything on the day. Your images and report will be reviewed and sent on to your healthcare specialist to give you a diagnosis. 

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