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abdominal ultrasound scan

 

Private Abdominal Scan

 

Private Abdominal Scan Summary:

Private scan of the Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder, Kidneys and Spleen.
No GP referral is required.
Same Time Results
Fully Qualified NHS Consultant Sonographers.
4hrs Fasting is Required.
CQC Registered.
Harley Street, London

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Abdominal scans are one of the most common private ultrasound examinations as there are many organs within the upper abdominal viscera that can cause discomfort.  The abdominal ultrasound scan is able to evaluate the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneys and the spleen and in most cases provide you with an answer regarding the cause of your pain. Other similar terms which are being used to describe the abdominal scan are US abdomen, stomach scan, upper abdominal scan and usg abdomen scan. Abdominal CT and MRI scans are different as they either use radiation or magnetic fields. Ultrasound scan does not require doctreferraleral but CT and MRI do.

 

 

What is the purpose of this abdominal scan?private abdominal scan

The Abdominal ultrasound scan includes evaluation of:

  • Liver
  • Gallbladder
  • Biliary system
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Spleen

 

The reasons for having an abdominal ultrasound scan:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Loin/kidney pain
  • Abnormal liver function tests,
  • Fatty liver
  • Abnormal renal function
  • Follow up on previous findings such as cysts, gallstones, polyps, kidney stones
  • Abnormal Blood Tests
  • Tumours & Cancers
  • Vomiting
  • Discomfort
  • Gallstones
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Yellow Skin (Jaundice)
  • Inflammation
  • Polyps
  • Cysts

Preparation for this private liver and abdominal scan:

For this private liver and abdominal ultrasound scan you are required to fast for at least 4 hours (if you are diabetic you may have a sugary supplement if needed). Clear fluids, for example, water are allowed. To find out why you need to prepare for an ultrasound scan visit this page on our blog.

 

What should I expect during the private abdominal scan?

Before the abdominal ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a little bit of gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs.  During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

 

 

Price of the Abdominal Scan: £149.00

 

 

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Abdominal Scan FAQ's

Can you see cancer in the abdomen with ultrasound?

The abdominal ultrasound scan will evaluate your liver, kidneys, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen for any abnormality. If a mass is seen with ultrasound, which could be suggestive the existence of abdominal cancer, further imaging with CT or MRI will be necessarily to confirm the existence of cancer.

How long does it take to get an abdominal ultrasound?

The waiting time for an ultrasound scan appointment in your local NHS hospital varies but in most cases should take place in or around six weeks. In our private scan clinic it is possible to have a Private abdominal ultrasound scan the same or the next day.

Is fasting required for abdominal ultrasound?

There is inaccurate information online about the length of fasting required for an abdominal ultrasound scan. Some websites suggest 8 to 12 hours which is excessive and outdated. You only need to fast for at least four hours for an abdominal scan. Clear fluids such as water are allowed.

Where can I get an ultrasound scan without a doctor's referral.

In our private ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street you again here a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.

 

 

 

About Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe to adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle as the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has, however, limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.

 

 

Who interprets the results and how do I get them?

 

Your private abdominal scan will be performed and interpreted by one of four consultant Sonographers. Sonographers are specialist trained to perform the ultrasound scans and understand the ultrasound images. Our sonographers have more than 10 years experience in the field of medical ultrasound and therefore you can rest assure that you are in good hands.

 

What are the benefits and risks of the abdominal ultrasound examination?

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive.
  • An ultrasound exam should not be painful.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging modalities.
  • Ultrasound imaging is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues such as liver that does not show up well on x-rays.

Risks

  • There are no harmful effects on humans related to ultrasound examinations.

What are the limitations of Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging?

 

Ultrasound does not travel well in the bowel or gas so you can not fully evaluate abdominal organs such as stomach and bowel or organs obscured by the bowel.

It can also be hard to fully visualise the internal anatomy of large patients as the sound has further to travel and therefore the returning echoes are weaker.

 

Why choose us for your private abdominal ultrasound scan in London?

We are conveniently located in the heart of London, in Harley street just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus station.. 
We offer same day appointments in a clean and caring environment.

We have years of experience in medical ultrasound. Experience gained working for flagship NHS trusts alongside leaders in the field of diagnostic medical imaging including general ultrasound, urology, musculoskeletal, gynaecology, pelvis, testicular and vascular examinations. You can, therefore, be assured that your health is in good hands.

We have thousands of happy clients and five-star reviews on independent websites.

 

Looking for an abdominal ultrasound scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans to provide you with quick diagnosis and the much-needed reassurance about your health, within a convenient location. The cost of a private ultrasound scan shouldn’t be prohibited when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care. The price you see is the price you pay with no hidden extras. We have hundreds of happy clients including GP’s, consultants, radiologists and midwives to name a few. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. We do not charge a deposit or a cancellation fee as we care more about our clients and we respect their decision to decide what is best for them without concern about the ultrasound scan deposit they already paid. 

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Looking for a Private Abdominal  Scan in Harley Street?

 

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics, London we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location next to Harley Street.

We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.

At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

 

 

How much are the private abdominal ultrasound scans?

The price you’ll pay for a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of scan you want an appointment for. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.

 

Book an abdominal scan Appointment 

We offer evening and weekends appointments.  You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.

 

 

We offer the widest Range of ultrasound scans in London.

 

We offer a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:

Pelvic scans

Breast scans

Upper and lower abdominal scans

Kidneys, ureters & bladder scans

Thyroid scans

Groin/Hernia scans

Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:

Testicular ultrasound scans

Abdominal scans

Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans

Thyroid scans

Groin/hernia scans

 

We also offer musculoskeletal scans such as:

Shoulder scans

Elbows scans

Hands and wrists scans

Hip/Groin/Hernia scans

Knee scans

Ankle and Feet

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

 

We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:

Carotid

Abdominal Aorta

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans

 

 

 

 

 

Our London Scan Clinic

Address: 

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services

Private ultrasound Scan Clinic

4 Harley Street,

Marylebone, London,

W1G 9PB

Tel: 020 3633 4902

Email: info@sonoworld.co.uk

 

 

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