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musculoskeletal

ULTRASOUND SCANS

EXCELLENCE IN CARE DEFINES US

Ankle and Foot Scan

Ultrasonography for the ankle and foot regions is carried out to identify joint swelling and injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the ankle and foot regions to prompt the right management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

Most commonly seen conditions in the ankle and foot regions that can cause pain are tendon injury, ligament injury, ganglion cyst, joint inflammation with or without swelling, Morton’s neuroma, plantar plate injury, plantar fasciitis, plantar fibroma, nerve injury, and bursitis.

Fees

Ankle & Foot Scan – One£145.00
Ankle & Foot Scan – Both £245.00

Elbow and Forearm Scan

Ultrasonography for the elbow region is done to identify joint swelling and injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the elbow region to ensure prompt management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

The most common conditions in the elbow region that can cause pain are tendon inflammation, distal biceps tendon injury or rupture, triceps tendon injury or rupture, ligament injury, joint inflammation with or without swelling, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, bursitis, ulnar nerve dislocation or subluxation and injury to the median or radial nerves.

Fees

Elbow & Forearm – One£145.00
Elbow & Forearm – Both£245.00

Hand and Wrist Scan

Ultrasonography for the wrist and hand is carried out to identify any joint swelling and injury to the soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the wrist and hand regions to prompt the right management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

The most common conditions in the wrist and hand that can cause pain are tendon inflammation, tendon rupture, ligament injury, joint inflammation with or without swelling, ganglion cyst, vascular malformation, rheumatoid nodules, dupuytrens contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and benign tumor of tendon or nerve sheath.

Fees

Hand & Wrist Scan – One £145.00
Hand & Wrist Scan – Both £245.00

Hip and Thigh Scan

Ultrasonography for the hip and thigh regions is done to identify any joint swelling and injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the hip and thigh regions to prompt the right management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

Most commonly seen conditions in the hip and thigh regions that can cause pain are snapping hip syndrome, tendon injury, hip impingement, ligament injury, joint inflammation with or without swelling, muscle hernia, and bursitis.

Fees

Hip & Thigh Scan – One £145.00
Hip & Thigh Scan – Both£245.00

Knee and Leg Scan

Ultrasonography for the knee and leg regions is done to identify any joint swelling and injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the knee and leg regions to prompt the right management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

The most commonly seen conditions in the knee and leg regions that can cause pain are tendon injury, Bakers or popliteal cyst, parameniscal cyst, iliotibial band irritation, ligament injury, joint inflammation with or without swelling and bursitis, etc.

Fees

Knee & Leg Scan – One £145.00
Knee & Leg Scan – Both £245.00

Shoulder and Arm Scan

Ultrasonography for the shoulder and arm regions is carried out to identify any joint swelling and injury to soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves, muscles, or fascia over the muscles. Ultrasound is also an excellent first-line investigation to analyse any lumps in the shoulder region to prompt the right management at the right time for a better outcome.

 

The most commonly seen conditions in the shoulder region that can cause pain are tendon inflammation, rotator cuff tendon injury, rotator cuff calcification, long head of biceps tendon dislocation or injury, shoulder impingement, ligament injury, joint inflammation with or without swelling, and bursitis.

Fees

Shoulder & Arm – One£145.00
Shoulder & Arm – Both£245.00

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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