If you have any health issue, and you feel you need an ultrasound scan, our GPs at London GP Clinic can refer youto one of our imaging partners. All you have to do is book a 15-minute GP consultation, and you would get the referral letter for the ultrasound during the appointment.
You can get an ultrasound scan referral at London GP Clinic if you have any of the following
An ultrasound scan which is also referred to as a sonogram is a medical test that converts high-frequency sound waves into images. An ultrasound captures the images of inside the body. The ultrasound scanner has a small device that detects sound waves and converts them into moving images that are displayed on a monitor.
The preparation for an ultrasound scan depends on the part of the body to be scanned. If you are having a pelvic scan, you should avoid going to the toilet before the scan and drink 2 litres of water.
You will need to change into a hospital gown for any part of your body to be scanned, and the procedure will last for 15 – 45 minutes.
There are three types of ultrasound scan. They include:
The type of ultrasound you will carry out depends on the part of your body that the doctor will scan. There's no need to be worried because, before the ultrasound scan, our GP will explain how the different types of scan work and what you should expect during the procedure.
The ultrasound procedure is usually painless but you may feel a little pressure if you have an internal or endoscopic ultrasound scan.
After the scan, you will be allowed to eat, drink, and go about your normal activities. Your result will be available 24 hours after the scan, and we will send it to you via email.
Schedule a GP appointment with us today to get a referral to an imaging clinic for your ultrasound scan. Just call 020 70434318 to get the services of an expert GP.