Ultrasound From £350
Dr Hammad Malik: MBBS, BSc (Clinical Sciences), MRCGP is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the General Medical Council and the Medical Protection Society.
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What is an Ultrasound Scan?
An ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves which are directed into the body, travelling through soft tissue and fluids; these are reflected back to a scanner to create an image. Different parts of the body can be examined in this way, such as the stomach, liver, heart, tendons, muscles, joints and blood vessels. As ultrasound uses no radiation, only sound waves, it is completely safe and obstetric sonography – or ultrasound – is frequently used to check the baby in the womb.
This quick and painless method of scanning enables doctors to diagnose and monitor a variety of diseases of internal organs, including female pelvic organs such as the uterus, Fallopian tubes and ovaries. The procedure is so harmless with no side effects that it is routinely used during pregnancy.
Ultrasounds can be used for:
* Diagnosing and monitoring tumors and cancers
* Diagnosing or treat ascites (free fluid in the abdomen)
* Swelling of an abdominal organ diagnosis
* Abdominal pain investigation
* Kidney infections causes
* A hernia diagnosis
* Damage after an injury
* Investigating cause of abnormal blood tests such as liver function tests or kidney tests
* Stones in the gallbladder or kidney
* Investigating undiagnosed causes of a fever
What does an Ultrasound Scan involve?
You will be asked to lie on a couch and a special contact gel, or lubricating jelly, will be spread on the skin of the area to be examined. The operator will place a probe, like a thick blunt pen, on your skin over the part of your body to be examined. The probe is connected by a wire to the ultrasound machine, which is linked to a monitor. Pulses of ultrasound are sent from the probe through the skin and muscles into your body. The ultrasound waves then echo or bounce back from the various structures in the body. For gynaecological scanning a small probe may need to be gently inserted into the vagina, causing only slight discomfort.
The scan takes about 15-45 minutes, depending on which parts of the body are being examined. The doctor will then discuss the results of the test with you and issue you with a still picture as a record.
To book a private ultrasound appointment or for more information, call or e-mail Walkindoctor: T: 0207 125 0051 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org