RAD CLINICS

ABDOMINAL

ULTRASOUND SCANS

All our “Advanced MSK Appointments” include consultation, assessment, ultrasound-guided injection (if appropriate), and a report in just one single appointment.

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Abdominal Hernia Scan

Abdominal hernias such as epigastric, umbilical, and Spigelian are not uncommon.  Common symptoms of abdominal hernias are bloating and pain in the affected area and a formation of a ‘bulge’ which may be more visible while lifting or straining.

 

Usually, abdominal hernias are not concerning. However, sometimes deeper structures such as the bowel can get strangulated at the herniated site, which will need an urgent surgical opinion to avoid serious complications. 

Fees

Abdominal Hernia£145.00

General Abdominal Scan

Abdominal ultrasound scans are performed to check the liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, and abdominal aorta and help identify any abnormalities.

 

Some of the most common benign conditions identified through abdominal ultrasound scans are as follows:

  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Enlarged Liver
  • Gall Bladder Disease
  • Gall Stones
  • Gall Bladder Polyp
  • Liver Cyst
  • Kidney Cyst
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Infection (Pyelonephritis)
  • Changes associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Biliary Duct Dilation
  • Splenomegaly
  • Hydroureteronephrosis.

Cancerous and other harmful changes in the abdominal organs are uncommon, however, early diagnosis of these changes can accelerate your care for a better prognosis.

Fees

General Abdomen £145.00

Inguinal Hernia Scan

If you are suffering from intermittent or constant pain in your hip or groin region then it may be due to an inguinal hernia.  There are three types of inguinal hernias – direct, indirect, and femoral and they are classified based on the herniating site.  Common symptoms of an inguinal hernia are pain in the groin region and the formation of a ‘bulge’ in the affected area whilst lifting or straining and even sometimes at rest.

 

Usually, inguinal hernias are not a reason for immediate concern, however, it is advised that you seek further surgical opinion to avoid complications in the future such as hernia strangulation.

Fees

Inguinal Hernia£145.00

Urinary Tract Scan

Urinary Tract or Renal ultrasound scans are carried out to investigate the kidneys, urinary bladder, and urinary tract which can be affected due to a variety of conditions such as kidney stones, kidney cysts, injury to the kidney, urinary tract infection, bladder problems, congenital abnormalities and prostate gland disease in men.

 

Unlike abdominal ultrasound scans, this examination looks at the functioning of your urinary bladder and its relation to the performance of your kidneys.

In men, we look at the size and texture of the prostate gland and its relation to problems that may be experienced such as an increase in the frequency of urinating or difficulties in emptying the urinary bladder.

Fees

Renal or Urinary Tract £145.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will perform my scan?

A Consultant Sonographer with many years of experience will perform your ultrasound scan examination. Our specialist team of clinicians are also employed by the National Health Service and are lecturers in universities training students those who are undertaking their pre and post-graduation in Sonography.

Your appointment will usually last for 20 to 30 minutes.

Certain types of ultrasound scans require fasting prior to the appointment and/or drinking a quantity of water and not passing urine before the appointment. This will be explained to you at the time of booking. Please try to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the Sonographer can obtain clear images to avoid delays or re-booking. If you are unsure then please ring 03335671088 or email info@radclinics.co.uk.

If your scan requires fasting then an early appointment will be offered to avoid extra delay to your breakfast and medication, if applicable. Please ensure you bring snacks and any required medication to your appointment. If you are unsure then please ring 03335671088 or email info@radclinics.co.uk.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing to expose the area to be scanned.

There are no side effects from having an ultrasound examination. Unlike X-ray, CT scan and Fluoroscopy ultrasound scans do not have the risk of radiation exposure.

Ultrasound examination is not a painful procedure. It involves application of some cold gel on your skin to image your body parts through an ultrasound probe. Very occasionally pressure of the probe over your skin may cause some discomfort, however, your Consultant Sonographer will ensure to obtain your feedback continuously during the examination to avoid or minimise discomfort.

Usually, your results will be explained to you following your examination. We will also endeavour to post or email results to you on the same day.

A digital copy of your images can be obtained from the Consultant Sonographer at an additional cost of £25. Please kindly make the request prior or during your appointment for a digital copy of your images.

We can provide a copy of your results to your GP upon request.

There is no restriction for driving following an ultrasound scan

Yes of course you can. If you are bringing children to your appointment then please kindly ensure that they are supervised by an adult during the examination in the waiting room. This will avoid any distraction to the Consultant Sonographer during the examination.

Usually, you don’t need a follow-up. Occasionally, we may write to your GP to request them to follow-up certain findings if applicable. This will be explained to you at the time of your appointment. You can also organise a follow-up appointment with us for monitoring certain non-harmful findings. You will have an opportunity to discuss this in detail with your Consultant Sonographer during your appointment.

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