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This ultrasound san will measure your mesenteric fat thickness.
Various studies have shown that mesenteric fat, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases (CVD).
Abdominal ultrasound scans are the most common ultrasound examinations as there are many organs within the abdominal viscera. The main organs visualised with ultrasound in the upper abdomen are: the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneys and the spleen. Upper abdominal or RUQ pain could be related to these organs and sometimes the stomach.
Upper Abdominal and liver ultrasound scans are the most common ultrasound examinations as there are many organs within the abdominal viscera. The main organs visualised with ultrasound in the upper abdomen are the liver, the gallbladder, the pancreas, the kidneys and the spleen. Upper abdominal or RUQ pain could be related to these organs and sometimes the stomach.
The liver which is the second largest organ in the body. The role of the liver is to process nutrients absorbed by the bowel, fight infections, remove toxins from the body such as alcohol, control cholesterol and release bile to name a few. The gallbladder which is a pear shape sack that stores the bile produced from the liver and releases it via the biliary tract when we need to break down the fat. Stones within the gallbladder called gallstones can cause pain and indigestion.
The pancreas is responsible for producing insulin and regulate the blood sugar in the bloodstream. The kidneys are responsible for filtering the toxins from the blood and also regulate the blood pressure. Kidney stones are very common and can cause pain and sometimes obstruction that can be manifested with blood in urine. The spleen which is part of the immune system and clears the blood of proliferating blood cells.
The main reasons for abdominal scans is abdominal pain or RUQ pain that sometimes can be associated with food and in most cases is related to gallstones.
The Abdominal ultrasound scan will detect and abnormality with your:
For this private ultrasound scan you are required to fast for at least 6 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.
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.
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Ultrasound scanning 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:
Upper and lower abdominal scans
Kidneys, ureters & bladder scans
Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:
Testicular ultrasound scans
Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans
We also offer musculoskeletal scans such as:
Hands and wrists scans
Ankle and Feet
Soft tissue lumps & bumps
We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans
The lumps and bumps checks any lump that may be felt or visualised in the body. Ultrasound is usually the first line method of examination for anyone with a general swelling or bump.The most common causes for lumps in the body are ganglion cysts, lipomas...
Follicular tracking means that you are monitoring the number and size of your follicles during your cycle. Follicular tracking is an ultrasound transvaginal scan being used to evaluate the number and size of the ovarian follicles. Follicular tracking can be used to monitor your fertility and confirm the best time to conceive.
Urinary tract, kidney or water works problems are very common affecting both sexes. Kidney stones can cause immerse pain and blood in the urine. Kidney stones can cause pain and also stop the kidneys from draining in the bladder by blocking the ureters resulting in what is called hydronephrosis. If renal hydronephrosis is left untreated can result in scaring ..
The thyroid and neck ultrasound scan is used for diagnosing suspected thyroid disease, for example, a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly. Goitre is swelling of the thyroid gland due to multiple nodules and it is a very common reason why our clients book an ultrasound appointment with us.
Breast lumps are very common and the breast ultrasound scan is the easiest and fastest way to evaluate these lumps. Ultrasound imaging of the breast uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It’s primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical exam ..
Pelvic problems such as heavy bleeding, painful periods or sex and generalised pelvic pain are very common and affect all age groups. Pelvic ultrasound scans are regularly used to identify any causes of these symptoms such as uterine polyps, fibroids, ovarian cysts. There are two kinds of pelvic ultrasound scans the transabdominal or...
A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. In many cases, hernias cause no symptoms or very few symptoms. You may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or groin that can often be pushed back in, or will disappear when you lie down...
I saw Daniela at Sonoworld Diagnostics at the Hale Clinic in Harley Street. Her expertise and accuracy are beyond words. She is a very intelligent but also a very kind sonographer who instantly puts you at ease with her gentle bedside manners. This is important when one is anxious. I’d recommend...
I've had a scan with the ultrasound lady (shame on me 'cause I don't know her name :( and I recommend it to everyone .she is a professional.O recomand cu drag pe această doamnă,care este româncă de altfel :) asa ca ,incredere, poti spune pe "limba ta " ce probleme ai!
Raluca Florentina Sasu
I had a private ultrasound scan last month and received a wonderful and reassuring service.Not only was I able to book a same-day appointment, all my questions and concerns were dealt with kindly and compassionately.It was particularly helpful to receive a report of the scan by email.Highly...
Rachel (via Google reviews)
I went to Sonoworld to have an abdominal ultrasound scan and it was the best decision I have made! The consultant was a highly experienced individual who was able to answer all my questions on the spot. The clinic was amazing and the equipment used was of the highest standards. I truly enjoyed the...
Was seen on the day of booking. Very professional and pleasant sonographer.
Emma Smith (via Trustpilot)
I was seen on time on the same day that I made the appointment. My ultrasound test was performed competently with continuous feedback on what was observed during my test. A report was sent by email early the following morning, my appointment being at 7.30pm the previous day. I would recommend...
Mike Dawson (via Trustpilot)
Im a GP myself and needed an urgent scan for a family member. I found Daniela to be very quick (she offered to do the scan in a few hours after i called her!). She was also very professional and knowledgable. Futhermore she sent the formal report to me by email within a few hours.I would not...
Maryan (via Trustpilot) London England WC2N 5DU04 January 2018
Due to issues I have been experiencing with pulsey head, ear pain, pressure in back of head, blurred vision, neck stiffness and difficulty using arms raised, shortness of breath etc, I found Sonoworld online and saw that they test Common carotid arteryInternal carotid arteryExternal carotid...
Strongheart (via Trustpilot)
I would recommend to everybody Sonoworld... Daniela who was my consultant for my ultrasound was so calm, friendly, professional and she explained everything with great detail. Within few hours she has sent me a copy of my scan with her notes. Simply great!Many thanks to the whole team
Eftychia (via Trustpilot)
Daniela was able to see me shortly after I first contacted her. Her prices were very reasonable. She was friendly and caring whilst also being very professional. The ultrasound was very thorough. She talked me through her findings verbally and I received a written report some hours later. With the...
Clare Carter (via Trustpilot)
I’m a Solicitor and I wanted a second opinion from the NHS diagnosis and she was happy to offer me an appointment that same day. When I met with Daniela, I immediately felt at ease and she was very professional. She gave me the reassurance that I needed and provided me with the appropriate advice....
Nilma (via Trustpilot) London England W1K 7TT24 May 2018
i was having some pain in my early weeks of pregnancy. After contacting Daniela and getting an appointment later that day, she explained the possible issues and gave such an adequate advice, and here we are, almost 13 weeks of pregnancy, and baby is growing everyday. She is a great professional,...
Ruth (via Trustpilot)
Daniela provided an excellent service and in a very professional way. When requesting my appointment, she was very polite and could book rapidly and with no hasle. The detail provided and her knowledge made me realise I was in good hands. Please don't hesitate to call her if you want to receive an...
Rosario (via Trustpilot) London England W1B 2AG05 June 2018