A private abdominal ultrasound will check your abdominal organs such as liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys and spleen for any abnormality without the long wait associated with the NHS. There is no need to live in pain or worrying unnecessarily when you can book an abdominal scan in most cases on the same day.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The Abdominal scan includes the evaluation of:
Gallbladder and biliary system
Reasons for having an abdominal ultrasound scan:
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
Yellow Skin (Jaundice)
What is included with this abdominal scan?
Ultrasound report with images and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.
Preparation for the abdominal scan?
For this 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.
What should I expect during the abdominal ultrasound?
Before the ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure.
You will be asked to lie on your back and expose your upper abdomen.
A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your skin. The gel will help the transducer to make good contact with the skin. The ultrasound transducer will be placed on the body and will be moved in different directions over the area of interest to obtain the required information/ultrasound images.
There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the transducer or probe as otherwise known, is pressed against the area being examined. However, if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, you may feel pressure or minor discomfort from the transducer.
Once the ultrasound imaging is completed, the clear ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin. Any portions that are not wiped off will dry quickly. The ultrasound gel does not usually stain or discolour clothing.
This ultrasound examination is usually completed within 20-30 minutes. After an ultrasound examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.
How to book a private abdominal ultrasound appointment
It is very easy to book a private ultrasound appointment at our clinic in London. You can either use our online booking diary or you can call us to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
What is the cost of the abdominal Ultrasound?
We believe that ultrasound scans should be affordable and the cost should not be a limiting factor on your decision of getting a faster diagnosis and better treatment. You will, therefore, find the price of our private abdominal ultrasound below surprisingly affordable.