Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound Scan

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

  • Lumps, bumps or swelling
  • Pelvis pain
  • Testicular assessment
  • Abdominal pain
  • Musculoskeletal or joint pain
  • Ovary pain
  • Kidney and bladder issues

What is an ultrasound scan?

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.

Preparing for an ultrasound scan

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.

Types of ultrasound scans

There are three types of ultrasound scan. They include:

  • External ultrasound scan: in this type of ultrasound scan, the ultrasound probe is moved on top of the skin
  • Internal ultrasound scan:the ultrasound probe will be inserted into the body
  • Endoscopic ultrasound scan: the ultrasound scan will be fixed onto a flexible tube and passed around the body

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.

What happens after the ultrasound scan?

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.