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Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound Scan

For health issues that you believe may need further investigation and would benefit from an ultrasound scan, London GP Clinic is happy to help you with this.  We have an in-house scanner and a radiologist and/or our G.P. will perform the procedure depending on what is required and gives a report on the findings.

An initial G.P. appointment is required.  The cost of this is £150 for 15 minutes.  He/she will determine if an ultrasound is needed as you may have an issue which can be easily resolved with alternative treatment(s). Our G.Ps are highly regarded, registered with the GMC and very experienced.

Ultrasound scans investigations are available for the following:

  • Lumps, bumps or swellings.
  • Pelvic pain.
  • Testicular assessment.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Musculoskeletal or joint pain.
  • Ovarian pain.
  • Kidney and/or bladder issues.

What is an ultrasound scan?

An ultrasound scan (also known as a sonogram) uses sound waves to produce an image of the inside of your body. The scanner can also record moving images when displayed on the monitor.  They are frequently used to assess a baby(s) growth or check for any anomalies in a pregnant woman. Printable pictures can also be created from a frozen image which you can then take away with you.

Preparing for an ultrasound scan

Preparations for an ultrasound scan depend on which body part is to be scanned. You will be given special instructions prior to your scan i.e. pelvic scans require a full bladder and you will need to drink approximately 2 litres of water at least a couple of hours beforehand. 

A hospital gown will be provided for you prior to being scanned.  The procedure will take from 15 – 45 minutes and the results and report will follow on completion.  Occasionally the report will need to be sent to a specialist who will also charge for his/her consultation.  (This will be agreed between yourself and the G.P. beforehand).

Types of ultrasound scans

There are three main types of ultrasound scan:

  • External ultrasound scan: A specialised device is used with gel which is moved over the area on your skin. The images of your internal organs, tissues and bones are then viewed on a monitor and are cord kept for a report and/or results given at the same time by our doctor/specialist.
  • Internal ultrasound scan:  A probe is be inserted into your body – most commonly used for vaginal imaging.
  • Endoscopic ultrasound scan: A probe will be fixed with a flexible tube and passed through a cavity in the body - commonly used for the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.

The ultrasound procedure is usually painless.  It is usual to experience a little pressure for all internal or endoscopic ultrasound scans.

Prior to the procedure our G.P. will explain the type of scan selected and what you should expect during the procedure.

If at any time you feel anxious or experience any discomfort or pain, especially during an internal scan, please let the doctor know immediately, don’t wait until after.

What happens after the ultrasound scan?

After the scan, you will be allowed to eat, drink, and resume your normal activities. The results will be available after approximately24 hours and will be sent to you by email together with a report.

For a GP consultation please contact us directly on 02070434318 for an appointment prior to ultrasound scans today or walk into our clinic at suite 15, 117A Harley Street, London, W1G 6AT.

If you require further information or if you wish to discuss in more detail the services we offer and prices please email or call 02070434318

We will be more than happy to arrange an appointment at a time to suit you.

* A blood draw fee of £50 is payable for blood, urine and swabs tests.  (No surcharge is payable.)