One of the most common uses of ultrasound is during pregnancy, to monitor the growth and development of the fetus, but there are many other uses, including imaging the heart, blood vessels, eyes, thyroid, brain, breast, abdominal organs, skin, and muscles.
Diagnostic ultrasound, also called sonography or diagnostic medical sonography, is an imaging method that uses sound waves to produce images of structures within your body. The images provide valuable information for diagnosing and directing treatment for a variety of issues and conditions.
Most ultrasound examinations are done using an ultrasound device outside your body, though some do involve placing a small device inside your body.
Diagnostic ultrasound scans can be as accurate as an MRI, particularly for tendon injuries, as well as many muscle and ligament injuries.
Ultrasound can also be useful in the assessment of nerve impingements, monitoring of tissue healing (such as muscles and tendons), as well as to confirm swelling.
Foot and Ankle Ultrasound Scan Poster is just one of the many Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans we do.
Diagnostic Ultrasound Scan Near Me - You?
We are a private clinic based in Erith and provide a wide range of pregnancy and diagnostic ultrasound scans.
Very easy to get to from London and the surrounding areas, with a free local car park and self-referrals ideal for all our customers. We would like to assure you that your well-being is an absolute priority for us and we want you to be able to visit us with your mind at ease.
We uphold the highest health and safety standards and are regulated by the Care Quality Commission. We continue to adhere to robust health and safety practices, per advice from the UK Government and Public Health England.
We’re well-known for providing private ultrasound scans for several problems including private musculoskeletal ultrasound scans, private abdominal ultrasound scans, and early pregnancy scans in Erith with qualified imaging specialists delivering their excellence.
Some of our Diagnostic Ultrasound Scans
For all our Diagnostic Scan Packages, we will need a completed referral form from your referring Doctor/clinician/physiotherapist to ensure you are managed and cared for after the scan. You can also self-refer too!
Gynaecology / Pelvic Scan
At the Pelvic Scan, we examine the uterus (womb) and ovaries, their sizes, shape, and appearance. The lining of the womb (endometrium) will be measured. We can detect fibroids, cysts, polycystic ovaries, uterine polyps, adenomyosis, endometriomas, hemorrhagic cysts, hydrosalpinges, tumours, etc
For fertility follicular tracking, the antral follicles in each ovary will be counted, and growing follicles in each ovary will be counted and measured
Abdominal Ultrasound Scan
This scan is usually performed when someone is experiencing abdominal pain above the navel area and the stomach area.
It involves examining the abdominal organs including the liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, and kidneys. We can detect gallstones, cysts, tumors, and other pathologies.
We recommend you do not eat six hours before the scan.
Kidneys, Bladder (and Prostate) Ultrasound Scan
This scan is usually performed when someone is experiencing lower abdominal pain below the navel area and in urine infections. It involves examining the kidneys and bladder and for men the prostate.
The size, shape, and appearance of the kidney and bladder are checked. For the prostate, in men, the size and shape are examined to rule out enlargement. We can detect kidney stones, cysts, tumours, and other pathologies too.
Shoulder Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
The shoulder and rotator cuff are examined. The rotator cuff holds the shoulder joint together.
We will assess the joint, rotator cuff tendons: (the biceps tendon and sheath, subscapularis, supraspinatus, and infraspinatus tendon), muscles, ligaments, bursa, the acromioclavicular joint and any soft-tissue swellings.
Hand and Wrist Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
Hand and wrist injuries are common and can affect ligaments, joint surfaces, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
Tendon inflammation, rupture, lumps, bumps, or foreign bodies can be seen within the hand or finger.
Hip and Groin Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
We will examine the hip tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, synovial recesses, articular cartilage, bone surfaces, and joint capsule.
We will differentiate between intra-articular and extra-articular pathology. Hernias can be excluded such as inguinal hernias and femoral hernias, and anterior abdominal wall hernias.
Knee Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
We will examine tendons, ligaments, muscles, synovial space, articular cartilage, and surrounding soft tissues for any pathology. We will exclude Baker’s cyst at the back of the knee.
Testicular Ultrasound Scan
We will examine both testes for any scrotal lumps, testicular size, and morphology and exclude epididymal cysts, testicular cysts, spermatocele, testicular microcalcifications, testicular masses, and suspected testicular torsion, and any other pathologies.
Foot and Ankle Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
We will examine tendons, ligaments, and bones, and investigate the causes of pain and inflammation of the tendons including bursitis, arthritis, and joint effusions.
We will exclude lumps such as ganglions, neuromas, and fibromas. We will examine the painful heel to exclude/confirm plantar fasciitis.
Thyroid Ultrasound Scan
We will examine the thyroid for its size and echotexture. We will exclude/confirm any cysts, masses, thyroiditis, or any other pathologies.
Penis Ultrasound Scan
We will examine the size and location of any plaques, and detect small non-palpable lesions or involvement of the penile septum. We will exclude/confirm Peyronie disease, penile fracture, or any other pathologies.
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