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London Private Ultrasound Faq's
Can you scan children?
No, we only scan adults of minimum 18 years of age.
Do I need a doctors referral or can I self refer for a private ultrasound scan?
Yes you can. Doctor’s ultrasound examination request is not necessary. If you don’t know which ultrasound examination is most suitable for you please contact us explaining your symptoms.
Why should I pay for a private ultrasound scan?
You will avoid the very long NHS waiting times which can be up to 6 weeks for a routine examination. You will have an unrushed service due to the extra time allocated per scan. You will have the choice to book an ultrasound scan in the evening or on a weekend.
Is ultrasound scanning safe?
Ultrasound scans are completely safe and that is the reason that they can be used on multiple occasions during pregnancy for example. The image is produced by high frequency sound waves that enter the body which then reflect off different tissues within the body and return to the transducer (probe). All these reflections are then processed, which in turn creates the ultrasound image.
Why do you use ultrasound gel?
The ultrasound gel is used in order to create maximum contact between the transducer and the patient’s skin. Without the gel no image would be created.
Is the ultrasound gel safe?
The ultrasound gel is water based and therefore is completely safe. It also does not create allergic reactions.
What should i expect when I arrive for my appointment?
Upon arrival to Lucerne clinic we will greet you at the door. Please ring the door bell so that we are aware that you have arrived. If the scan room is free we will take you straight in for your ultrasound scan. If we are still with another patient you will be asked to take a seat in the waiting area.
How many people can come with me during my ultrasound scan?
You may have one other person with you in the scan room.
Can I have a chaperone in the room during my ultrasound scan?
A chaperone can be provided upon request therefore please let us know in advance if you require this. When performing gynaecological scans we sometimes might have to perform a transvaginal (internal) scan after discussion with the patient. We will ensure to have a female chaperone on site if any gynaecological scans are booked.
When and how do I get my results from my private ultrasound scan?
We will discuss the ultrasound scan findings directly after performing the ultrasound scan and also provide a written report before you leave the clinic.
What happens when my ultrasound scan shows something is wrong?
If an abnormality is detected on the ultrasound scan, the findings will be discussed with the client and the report provided will include the appropriate required follow up.
Will my results be confidential?
Information Governance is an utmost priority. All patient records and ultrasound images are always securely stored.
I’ve tried to book an ultrasound scan appointment online but it didn’t work, what can I do?
In the rare event that the online ultrasound booking system is down, please phone 0753 929 0816.
I would like to book with the Arabic/Greek/Armenian…speaker, how can I see when he is available?
If you require a particular Sonographer who speaks any of the languages provided at IUS, then please either email us at [email protected] or phone us 0753 929 0816 so that we can ensure that the appropriate Sonographer is available.
What Our Clients Say?
You can see the baby on the screen from 6 weeks – At this stage the pregnancy is of course small, but we should be able to see the gestation sac with a yolk sac developing in your uterus. We should also be able to see your baby’s heartbeat on scan, which is very reassuring.
At 5 weeks pregnant you will be able to see a small gestation sac in the uterus.
At 6 weeks pregnant within the uterus you will be able to see a small gestation sac and maybe a small yolk sac.
Between 6-7 weeks a fetal pole might be seen. Foetal pole is the start of seeing a baby but still measuring only a few millimeters with a heartbeat and the chances of pregnancy continuing are high, close to 80%.
At 7 weeks gestation, the baby usually measures 10 – 20 mm and the heartbeat can be seen.
At 8 weeks pregnant, the baby measures between 20 and 30 mm and the heartbeat is clearly visible. The chances of the pregnancy continuing in that stage is 98%
At 10 weeks pregnant the baby is now between 35 and 40mm and if the baby heartbeat can be seen the chances of the pregnancy continuing is 99.4%. At 11+ weeks pregnant the baby is now measuring around 45mm and the head, body, arms and legs can be seen. The heart, the stomach, bladder and cord insertion can be seen.
An obstetric scan is the same as a ‘normal’ scan but is being used to evaluate the overall health of your unborn baby instead of looking at other organs such as gallbladder for gallstones or kidney for kidney stones. So in pregnancy ultrasound scans are being used to visualise the baby, the placenta, the uterus and cervix and your ovaries.
Pregnancy ultrasound scans or prenatal ultrasounds are very common and being carried in any stage of the pregnancy.
You will normally offered two diagnostic ultrasound scans during your pregnancy from the NHS. The first pregnancy scan is at 12 weeks of gestation and called a dating scan. The second pregnancy scan is at 20 weeks of pregnany and called an anomaly scan.
Most of the expectant mothers, especially the ones with previous complications such as miscarriage they do not believe that 2 ultrasound scans during pregnancy are enough and this is the reason they choose to have a private pregnancy scan in London with us.
We follow the NICE, RCOG and BMUs guidlines and therefore we only perform 2d diagnostic ultrasound scans.
We are conveniently located in the heart of London, just a few minutes’ walk from Notting Hill Gate station, in a cobbled cul-de-sac off Kensington Mall in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
We offer same day and emergency after hours and weekend appointments in a clean and caring environment, to suit your needs. Unlike some of our competitors we provide you with a report while you wait to fast track any potential treatment.
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.
Our range of ultrasound examinations include the abdomen, pelvis, kidneys, bladder, prostate, ovary, testicle, scrotal, knee, shoulder, groin, ankle, wrist to name a few. We are also experts in pregnancy ultrasound and we regularly rotate through our hospital EPU that mainly deals with recurrent miscarriage. Our full range of scans can be viewed via the site menu.
Our competitively priced private ultrasound scan services and personalised service is second to none and this is the reason our clients recommend us to friends and family.
Diagnostic Medical ultrasound scan or medical sonography as otherwise known is a painless imaging technique utilising sound waves to produce internal images of the body.
It is called ultrasound as the sound frequency being used is at the region of 1 to 20MHz. The human ear cant can’t hear these frequencies.
The sound waves are produced by the transducer or the probe as most commonly known. As they travel through the body they bounce back to the transducer due to various differences in tissues. The returning echoes are picked up by the probe and a powerful computer analyses the echoes and creates the image on the screen.
There are various kinds of ultrasound scans that can be performed and each looks at different organs of the body such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries to confirm or exclude possible pathology.
Unlike CT and MRI, ultrasound does not use radiation and therefore is pregnancy friendly. It is also live and is ideal for musculo-skeletal exams to evaluate moving joints.
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