What services do we offer?
Ultrasound scans use high frequency sound waves which pass through the body and are reflected back to the ultrasound probe. The ultrasound machine creates an image of the organ that has reflected the sound waves and these images are interpreted by a highly skilled practitioner. Ultrasound scanning does not use ionising radiation as with x-rays so is considered safe.
Do I need any special preparation?
Some scans do require that you fill your bladder by drinking 2–3 cups of water 1 hour prior to your scan or to stop eating and drinking 4 hours prior to your scan. Your preparation will be explained to you at the time of booking and on your appointment confirmation letter. Details can also be found on the Scan Ultra website under each examination.
How do I get the results?
Your ultrasound images will be reviewed by the Ultrasonographer and in some circumstances by a Consultant Radiologist. A report will be issued and sent to your GP. Occasionally it may be necessary to repeat a scan if we are not able to obtain all the images we need. If you are required to have an additional scan, a repeat scan will be booked at no extra charge. In some circumstances your doctor may need to arrange additional tests for you before a diagnosis can be made.
Do I need a Doctors referral letter?
You will need a doctor’s referral letter for all of our scans.