RAD CLINICS

Vascular

ULTRASOUND SCANS

EXCELLENCE IN CARE DEFINES US

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound Scan

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlargement in the lower section body’s major artery called the abdominal aorta.

 

The aorta is the body’s major blood vessel. A ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm may result in life-threatening haemorrhage.

 

The type of treatment depends on the aneurysm’s size and rate of growth. Regular physical examinations, imaging studies, and even urgent surgery are all forms of management.

Fees

Abdominal Aorta Scan30£145.00

Carotid Artery Scan

Ultrasound scans for carotid arteries are carried out to fully examine the thickness of arterial wall and help to identify any clots within the artery.  Ultrasound examination uses sound waves, is painless and quick.

 

Build up of plaque within the carotid arteries, which is composed of calcium, fat, cholesterol, and other elements in the blood stream can narrow the lumen of the artery, which in-turn can  increase the risk of strokes. The risk of strokes in such circumstances can be reduced by early detection of narrowed carotid artery and timely treatment. 

Fees

Carotid Artery Scan30£145.00

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Ultrasound scans are frequently used to identify or rule out deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot that forms inside a deep vein of the body, typically in the leg. 

 

Deep leg vein disease that leads to formation of DVT typically affects a bigger vein that passes through the calf and thigh muscles. It may result in problems like pulmonary embolism and can cause discomfort and oedema in the leg.  Also, one of the arteries in the lungs can become blocked because of a broken blood clot fragment from the leg that can reach the lung through the bloodstream. 

Fees

Deep Vein Thrombosis Scan30£145.00

Temporal Artery Ultrasound Scan

Inflammation of the large and medium-sized blood vessels is a hallmark of Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). “Temporal Arteritis” is another name for this ailment since it frequently affects the blood vessels on the sides of the forehead, known as the temple region.

 

One or two individuals per 10,000 people in the UK are affected by this condition and it is one of the most prevalent types of vasculitis.  It is more frequently diagnosed in persons over 50 and is observed in older adults mainly.

Fees

Temporal Artery Scan30£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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