What is a pelvic scan?
This scan is a detailed ultrasound check on the uterus, ovaries, endometrium (lining of the womb), and pelvic area.
Who is the scan for?
This scan is ideal for the detection of ovarian cysts or polycystic ovaries. This scan is also ideal for the detection of fibroids and polyps. Common reasons you may require a pelvic ultrasound scan include bloating and heavy or irregular periods. We do sometimes advise you to have a referral from your doctor so that the most appropriate test can be performed. However, we are able to accept self-referrals.
How is the scan performed?
We ask that you arrive for your appointment with a full bladder. You will need to drink 1 pint or ½ litre of fluid 1 hour before your appointment time. It is best that you do not drink milk or fizzy drinks. The scan only takes around 20 minutes and is performed using a small ultrasound probe which is moved across the pelvic area with cool ultrasound gel.
In some cases the ultrasonographer may advise that you have a transvaginal scan to obtain clearer images to aid the diagnosis. This will be discussed with the ultrasonographer, if required. Written consent must be given to proceed with this type of scan.
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.
Cost – £95