Endometrial Thickness Ultrasound Scan

The endometrial thickness pelvic scan is a diagnostic ultrasound scan exam to evaluate the condition of the endometrium. It is normally offered if you or your doctor suspects problems with the lining of the uterus called the endometrium.


What is the purpose of this endometrial thickness scan?

The gynaecology ultrasound scan includes evaluation of:

Your uterus (womb)

The lining of the uterus (endometrium)


Adjacent pelvic structures

Reasons for having this scan include:

Pelvic pain


Irregular, frequent or heavy periods


Detection of some tumours & cancers


Spotting between periods

Endometrial polyps

Coil (IUD) position

Endometrial thickness

Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy


What is included with this ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound report with images and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.



This is a transvaginal scan and requires no preparation other than an empty bladder.


What should I expect during the scan?

Transvaginal ultrasound Scan:

After you empty your bladder, you will be asked to remove your trousers/skirt and your underwear. You will lie on the examination couch, cover yourself with the cover provided and a small transducer will be inserted into the vagina. This internal ultrasound scan is similar to a gynecologic exam but the ultrasonic transducer is however significant smaller than a speculum used in a Pap test.

The transducer will be covered with a protective cover a small amount of gel will be placed on the tip and will be inserted into the vagina. Only a few inches of the transducer will be inserted into the vagina. The transducer will be moved in different directions to obtain the best images. 

What will I experience during and after the pelvic ultrasound scan procedure?

For a transvaginal ultrasound exam:

Although the transvaginal/internal examination is usually performed to find a cause for pelvic pain, the sonogram itself should not be painful but you might feel a tiny amount of discomfort and pressure. An internal ultrasound scan is usually more comfortable and better tolerated than a gynecologic examination.

These ultrasound scan examinations are usually completed within 30 minutes.

After an ultrasound scan examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.


How much is the endometrial thickness scan in London?

We believe that ultrasound scans should be affordable and the cost of the scan in London should not be a limiting factor on your decision of getting a faster diagnosis and better and quicker treatment. You will, therefore, find the price of our private ultrasound surprisingly affordable.


Is it easy to make an appointment?

Making an appointment at International Ultrasound Services for an endometrial thickness scan is simple. We should be able to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. Same day appointments might also be available if you need your scan results quickly.

What happens after the scan?

We will provide a full report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other doctors.