Private MSK Ultrasound Scans

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Investigations in London

MSK Ultrasound scans in London

In skilled hands, ultrasound is an excellent imaging tool for the assessment of joint conditions.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound scans can assess the joints for common problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, fluid in the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome etc... Ultrasound scans are often particularly advantageous over other imaging modalities such as MRI because the sonographer can dynamically assess the joint whilst performing the scan. In addition, ultrasound scans are cheaper than MRI,  completely safe, quicker to perform and have no contraindications such as claustrophobia or containing metal in the body (sometimes you cannot perform an MRI scan if the patient has a history of metal in the body, such as after certain surgical procedures).

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Genuine Google Reviews

  • Yash Gill Avatar
    Yash Gill
    3/03/2020 – Google

    Excellent service! Was made to feel comfortable from the get go. Everything was explained brilliantly and thoroughly. Would highly recommend this place. Yianni was awesome!

  • Lindsey Blizard Avatar
    Lindsey Blizard
    2/22/2020 – Google

    Attended today for an ultrasound on my shoulder as I have frozen shoulder. Tareq and his assistant Gina were highly professional and Tareq was informative about the procedure and findings during the scan. He was also helpful in making suggestions about further treatment. Would definitely recommend. His report was emailed to me within an hour if the scan.

  • Christopher Allen Avatar
    Christopher Allen
    2/29/2020 – Google

    Incredibly quick and easy online booking process. I was researching in the early hours of the morning concerned about some blood results, and I was able to book an ultrasound for the same day at a very reasonable price. Tareq was wonderful and once I told him I had a medical background he explained the more detailed scan results to me clearly and reassuringly. Very happy with the service and would highly recommend. Thanks so much.

  • Brittney Francis Avatar
    Brittney Francis
    2/01/2020 – Google

    Yianni and his assistant Gina were absolutely fantastic. They were extremely personable and reassuring. They really made the whole experience a lovely one. The clinic is easily accessible and clean. I would definitely recommend this clinic.

  • Iannelli Dyer Avatar
    Iannelli Dyer
    2/04/2020 – Google

    Highly recommend this clinic! They have a wide range of availability to accommodate the work day, and they were flexible with changes. Yianni was very professional, trusting, and friendly. He made us feel comfortable informed, and made our first “early scan” a really positive experience!!

Schedule your MSK Scan

Schedule your ultrasound exam at our London clinic today. 

If you would like to confidentially speak to our sonographer to discuss any question you may have, please use the contact us form.

All Our Ultrasound Services

Book from the wide range of Private Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans we offer.

Pregnancy Scans

We provide obstetric scans for all stages of pregnancy to monitor the unborn baby, including early pregnancy scan, gender scan and Growth.

MSK Scans

Musculoskeletal ultrasound scans such as shoulder ultrasound scan, hands, soft tissue and hernia scans.

Women’s Scans

Ultrasounds for women’s health such as Pelvic Scan, Ovarian scan, Abdominal Ultrasound, urinary tract, thyroid and lumps & bumps.

Vascular Scans

We offer Doppler vascular scans to evaluate the veins and arteries of the body such as DVT scans, Aorta and Carotids.

Men’s Scans

Private ultrasound scans for men in London including testicular screening, abdominal ultrasound, urinary tract, hernia and thyroid scans.

Fertility Scans

Fertility ultrasound scans for when you need some help with your pregnancy such as follicular tracking, pelvic scan and testicular scans.

About Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound

In skilled hands, ultrasound is an excellent imaging tool for the assessment of joint conditions.
Ultrasound examination of the musculoskeletal system (MSK) provides information about the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue in the body.

An ultrasound scan will help in the diagnosis of tendon tears, such as tears of the rotator cuff in the shoulder or Achilles tendon in the ankle, abnormalities of the muscles, such as tears and soft-tissue masses, bleeding or other fluid collections within the muscles or damage to the major joints for common problems such as arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, fluid in the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome etc..

Ultrasound is often particularly advantageous over other imaging modalities such as MRI because the operator can dynamically assess the joint whilst performing the scan.
In addition, ultrasound is cheaper than MRI, completely safe, quicker to perform and has no contradictions such as claustrophobia or containing metal in the body (sometimes you cannot perform an MRI scan if the patient has a history of metal in the body, such as after certain surgical procedures).

An MSK ultrasound scan will help in the diagnosis of tendon tears, such as tears of the rotator cuff in the shoulder or Achilles tendon in the ankle, abnormalities of the muscles, such as tears and soft-tissue masses, bleeding or other fluid collections within the muscles or damage to the major joints

Who interprets the results of the private musculoskeletal scan and how do I get them?

Our Sonographer, a Health Care Professional specifically trained to perform and understand the ultrasound images, will do your exam and provide you with a written report that you can take it your doctor.  Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your examination.

It is very common that sometimes when you leave, you remember of a question that you forgot to ask, so please don’t hesitate to contact us either via phone or e-mail and we will do our best to answer your question.

What are the benefits and risks of the msk ultrasound scan examination?

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive.
  • An ultrasound exam may be occasionally, temporarily uncomfortable, but it 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 do not show up well on x-rays.

Risks

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

What are the limitations of MSK ultrasound scan Imaging?

 It is recognised that ultrasound offers little or no diagnostic information for internal structures such as the glenohumeral ligaments. Ultrasound is complementary to other modalities, including plain X-ray, CT, MRI and arthroscopy.

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 MSK ultrasound scan?

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 includes 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. 

About Ultrasound

Diagnostic Medical ultrasound scan or medical sonography as otherwise known is a painless imaging technique utilizing 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 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 sound transmissions differences in tissues. The returning echoes are picked up by the probe and powerful computer analyses the echoes and creates the 2d 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 musculoskeletal exams to evaluate moving joints.

Looking for an MSK ultrasound scan in London?

IUS London 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 well-being. 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. Some of our clients choose us when large, well-established ultrasound scanning companies failed them in diagnostic accuracy and especially aftercare. We offer ultrasound scan appointments via our online booking system or on the phone. 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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