RAD CLINICS

Men’s Health

ULTRASOUND SCANS

EXCELLENCE IN CARE DEFINES US

Prostate Health Scan

A prostate health scan is usually done to analyse the size and texture of the prostate.

 

Statistics show that the incidence of prostate enlargement (hyperplasia) increases up to 50% in men between the ages of 50 and 60 years and 90% in men when they are 80 years or old.

 

Prostate hyperplasia or enlargement causes obstruction to the urinary tract and you can experience difficulty in urinating or emptying the bladder. Slow flow of urine is also commonly caused to prostate hyperplasia.

 

Prostate cancer is known to be the second most common cause of death by cancer in men and accounted for 13% of cancer deaths in the UK IN 2018.

 

Our expert will analyse any changes in the size of the prostate gland and its texture during the scan and will also aim to identify any lesion in the prostate gland during the scan.

Fees

Scrotal scan£145.00

Scrotal Scan

A scrotal scan is usually done to identify any lumps in the scrotal region and will also involve checking the testes and surrounding structures in the scrotum. A scrotal scan is also recommended if there are symptoms and complications such as pain, swelling, variation in testis size and infertility, etc.

 

Some common conditions identified during scrotal ultrasound examination are testicular torsion, epididymal cyst, epididymitis, epididymo-orchitis, hydrocele, and varicocele, etc.

 

Cancerous changes in the scrotal region are very uncommon and ultrasound imaging is the best way to rule out such changes. Earlier diagnosis of any harmful change in the testes and scrotal region will lead to a better outcome.

Fees

Prostate Heath£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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