Private Ultrasound Scan

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You can book a private appointment without a GP referral, and we can provide advice and a report on the same day.

 

What do you need to make an appointment?

You can make an appointment by telephoning 01698 854474.  Clinics are available in Bothwell & Hamilton.

Alternatively appointments can be made online.

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What are the benefits of choosing a private ultrasound?

Going private not only gives you the flexibility to work around your schedule. It also gives you faster diagnostic and earlier information. There are many reasons why going private may be the best solution for you. With the recent pandemic and many organisations dealing with months of backlog, the long wait times can often lead to a delay in diagnostics. This often leads to an increase in anxiety for many people.

 

Why Choose Us?

All of our scans have 30 minutes allocated to ensure we provide the time required to discuss findings and answer any questions you may have.

We offer the most accessible and affordable diagnostic imaging in Lanarkshire. Access to quick and effective diagnosis should be possible for everyone. We are a leading service within our field.  Recognisable for the top-quality service we provide.  We specialise in diagnostic ultrasounds. This means all our exams are performed and reported by our expert Sonographers and Radiographers.

 

Types of scan:

Pelvic Scan – Well Woman - £125

This gynecological scan is available to women of pre-menopausal age.

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape, and condition of the:

  • uterus
  • the lining of the womb
  • both ovaries
  • pelvic area

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are the detection or exclusion of:

  • fibroids
  • ovarian cysts
  • polycystic ovaries
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • IUCD(coil) location

We will provide a Sonographer report within 24 hours of examination taking place with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.

Pre-scan preparation

May include transvaginal/internal scan with consent.

Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

Drink 0.75 Ltr (1.5 pints) clear fluid approx 1 hour before the appointment time. Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.

Both transabdominal and transvaginal scans will be performed for optimum clarity and results. Please do not empty your bladder prior to examination.

*if you choose not to have a transvaginal scan we may be able to complete the scan trans abdominally however please note that results may not be as accurate.

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Upper Abdominal & Pelvic Scan - £175

This scan is available to women from 16 years of age.

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape, and condition of the:

  • gall bladder, biliary system, and pancreas
  • liver
  • both kidneys spleen and central blood vessels
  • the lining of the womb (if the transvaginal scan is performed)
  • both ovaries
  • pelvic area

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are the detection or exclusion of:

  • detection of gall stones or polyps
  • assessing the liver
  • the kidneys
  • fibroids
  • ovarian cysts
  • polycystic ovaries
  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.

 

Pre-scan preparation

May include transvaginal/internal scan with consent.
Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

6 hours of fasting is required. No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for an afternoon appointment. Water is allowed.

For diabetics, a morning appointment will be given.

Drink 0.75 Ltr (1.5 pints) clear fluid approx 1 hour before the appointment time. Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.

Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.

Maintain normal medication.

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Testes & Scrotum - £125

This scan is available to men from 16 years of age.

The purpose is to examine the testes and scrotal contents. This includes assessment of the superficial tissues of the scrotum, the testes, epididymis (tube connected to the testis), and the spermatic cord.

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan.  To investigate the causes of lumps, pain, and swellings of the scrotum for conditions such as

  • scrotal hernias
  • epididymal cysts
  • hydroceles (fluid),
  • varocicoeles (varicose veins)
  • unexplained swellings
  • testicular masses

Pre-scan preparation

Lower clothing and underwear will need to be lowered to the mid-thigh region in order to expose the scrotal area. The tissue will cover all but the affected area to be examined.

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Upper Abdominal Scan - £125

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape, and condition of the:

  • gall bladder, biliary system, and pancreas
  • liver
  • both kidneys
  • spleen and central blood vessels

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:

  • detection of gall stones or polyps
  • assessing the liver
  • assessing the kidneys
  • Check size of the aorta

We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.

Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers and top.

6 hours of fasting is required.
No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for an afternoon appointment.
Clear fluids are allowed.

For diabetics maintain medication and notify the clinic and a morning appointment will be given.

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Kidneys & Bladder Scan

This scan is available to women from 16 years of age.

We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape, and condition of the:

  • bladder when full and immediately after emptying
  • both kidneys

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:

  • to exclude effects of urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • look for obstructions due to stones in the kidney or bladder
  • causes of persistent bladder problems

Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.

Drink 0.75 Ltr (1.5 pints) clear fluid approx 1 hour before the appointment time. Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.

Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Maintain normal medication.

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Kidneys, Bladder & Prostate Scan - £125

This scan is available to men from 16 years of age.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape, and condition of the:

  • bladder when full and immediately after emptying
  • both kidneys
  • prostate gland when visible

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:

  • to exclude effects of urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • look for causes of persistent bladder problems
  • obstructions due to stones in the kidney or bladder
  • prostate enlargement

We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.

Pre-scan preparation

Need to expose lower part of the abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers and top.

Drink 0.75 Ltr (1.5 pints) clear fluid approx 1 hour before the appointment time. Milk or fizzy drinks are not recommended.

Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Maintain normal medication.

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Soft Tissue Lumps & Bumps - £125

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

The purpose is to examine most parts of the body (excludes breast tissue, thyroid, and the axillae (armpits)). This includes assessment of the superficial tissues (skin layers and underlying muscles).

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of soft tissue swellings and lumps for conditions such as

  • ganglions
  • lipomas
  • cysts
  • skin changes
  • foreign bodies
  • unexplained swellings in most parts of the body.

Pre-scan preparation

Depending on which part of the body is being examined;
appropriate clothing must be worn in order to expose the affected area.

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Musculoskeletal – Shoulder & Upper Arm - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

The purpose of this shoulder ultrasound scan is to provide an ultrasonic assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the shoulder and assess the rotator cuff. They include:

  • Biceps Tendon
  • Subscapularis
  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres Minor
  • Deltoid Muscle
  • Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the shoulder

Reasons for having a shoulder scan include:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Tears
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Impingement
  • Discomfort
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Tendonitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Joint effusion
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Classification of a mass e.g. solid, cystic, mixed
  • Post-surgical complications e.g. abscess, oedema
  • Guidance of injection, aspiration or biopsy
  • Some bony pathology.

 

What is included with this shoulder scan?

  • Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

shoulder ultrasound scan

Pre-scan preparation

No preparation is necessary for this shoulder ultrasound scan.

 

What should I expect during the shoulder ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and expose your shoulder. A small amount of gel will be placed on your shoulder and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move joints or limbs during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

Limitation of Shoulder ultrasound scan

The shoulder ultrasound scan offers little or no diagnostic information for internal structures such as the glenohumeral ligaments. Ultrasound scanning is complementary with other modalities, including plain X-ray, CT, MRI and arthroscopy.

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Musculoskeletal – Elbow and Forearm - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

The purpose is to examine the elbow for a range of conditions. This includes assessment of the joint, the flexor and extensor tendons, muscles, ligaments, bursa, and soft-tissue swellings.

Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of elbow pain.  Possible injury or inflammation of the tendons for conditions such as tennis and golfers elbow.  Also olecranon bursitis, tendinosis, and degenerative changes such as arthritis.

Pre-scan preparation

For elbows please wear loose clothing that will expose the elbow joint for the examination. If our practitioner considers it necessary, the opposite side may be assessed for comparison.

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Musculoskeletal – Hip & Upper Thigh - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

The Hip Ultrasound Scan

Hip and groin pain is very common and ultrasound has been proven to be a useful tool in the assessment of the hip tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, synovial recesses, articular cartilage, bone surfaces and joint capsule. The goal of the ultrasound scan is to detect and localize pathological processes, to differentiate between intra-articular and extra-articular pathology.

Many hip diseases are detectable with ultrasound including assessment of the soft tissues, tendons, ligaments and muscles, and also of the bone structures and joint spaces. In patients with sports-related hip pain, ultrasound has an important role in dynamic assessment of snapping iliopsoas tendon, joint fluid, bursitis, haematoma and paralabral cyst formation.

Potential causes of hip discomfort and fever include psoas abscess, prostatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease and urinary tract infections. Ultrasound has the ability to help diagnose these conditions, allowing appropriate and timely initiation of treatment.

 

What is the purpose of this ultrasound scan?

The purpose of the hip ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the hip musculoskeletal structures.

They include:

  • Bone structures (femoral head and acetabulum)
  • Fibrocartilaginous structures (acetabular labrum)
  • Cartilage layers covering the hip joint
  • Capsular-ligamentous structures
  • Synovial joint
  • Muscles and tendons
  • Synovial bursae
  • Neurovascular structures

 

Reasons for having a hip scan include:

  • Pain
  • Muscular and some ligaments damage (chronic and acute)
  • Bursitis
  • Joint effusion
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed
  • Post-surgical complications eg abscess, oedema
  • Some bony pathology.

 

 

What is included with this hip ultrasound scan?

  • Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

 

Preparation

 

No preparation is necessary for this ultrasound scan.

 

What should I expect during the hip ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the bed and expose your groin and hip. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hip and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hip during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

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Musculoskeletal – Knee - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

Knee problems and knee pain are common as the knee is a frequent point of contact during traumatic accidents and it is as prone to wear and tear due to its weight-bearing nature. It is also a common site for arthritic pain. The knee joint is made up of four main structures: bones, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons.

Three bones meet to form your knee joint: your thigh-bone (femur), shin-bone (tibia), and kneecap (patella).

Ultrasonography is a noninvasive imaging modality used for the assessment of the knee joint. It can provide clinically useful information on a wide range of pathologic conditions affecting components of the knee joint, including the tendons, ligaments, muscles, synovial space, articular cartilage, and surrounding soft tissues. Colour and power Doppler techniques can be used to measure neovascularization within the synovial lining of the joints, tendons, and soft-tissue masses.

What is the purpose of this ultrasound scan?

The purpose of this knee ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the knee joint. They include:

  • Quadriceps tendon
  • Patellar tendon
  • Bursa
  • Biceps femoris
  • Anterior cruciate ligament
  • Medial collateral ligament
  • Lateral collateral ligament
  • Posterior cruciate ligament

Reasons for having a knee scan include:

  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Tumours & Cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Patellar tendinosis
  • Patellar tendon tear
  • Quadriceps tendon tear
  • Prepatellar bursitis
  • Infrapatellar bursitis
  • A popliteal cyst (Baker cyst)
  • Fractured kneecap
  • meniscus
  • Torn ligament
  • Torn hamstring muscle
  • Gout (a form of arthritis)

 

What is included with this knee ultrasound scan?

  • Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

 

Preparation

 

No preparation is necessary for this knee ultrasound scan.

 

What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to expose your knee and lie on the bed. A small amount of gel will be placed on your knee and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your knee during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

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Musculoskeletal – Ankle & Foot - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

The Ankle Ultrasound Scan

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is a very powerful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of a wide array of foot and ankle problems such tendinosis, tenosynovitis, paratendinitis, rupture, dislocation, ligaments that are commonly torn, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, stress fractures, and plantar plate injury.

Sports and overuse injuries of the ankle and foot are common and ultrasound has been established as an excellent diagnostic modality for foot and ankle pathologies, providing a rapid noninvasive examination tool that is well tolerated by the patient with acute or chronic pain. The opportunity for dynamic examination is another advantage of ultrasound in evaluating ankle and foot pathology, where manoeuvres such as muscle contraction and stressing of the joint may be particularly helpful.

 

What is the purpose of this scan?

The purpose of this ankle ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the ankle joint:

  • Tendons
  • Tendons Sheaths
  • Anterior joint space
  • Retrocalcaneal bursa
  • Ligaments

Reasons for having an ankle scan include:

  • Pain
  • Intra-articular bodies
  • Tear
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Soft tissue masses
  • Bursitis or capsulitis of the joints
  • Ligament injuries
  • Effusion
  • Ganglion cysts

 

Preparation

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the ankle ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to remove your shoe and sock and lie on the bed. A small amount of gel will be placed on your ankle and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your ankle during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

The Foot Ultrasound Scan - £110

Musculoskeletal ultrasonography is a very powerful diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of a wide array of foot and ankle problems such as tendinosis, tenosynovitis, para tendinitis, rupture, dislocation, ligaments that are commonly torn, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, stress fractures, and plantar plate injury.

Sports and overuse injuries of the ankle and foot are common and ultrasound has been established as an excellent diagnostic modality for foot and ankle pathologies, providing a rapid noninvasive examination tool that is well tolerated by the patient with acute or chronic pain. The opportunity for dynamic examination is another advantage of ultrasound in evaluating ankle and foot pathology, where manoeuvres such as muscle contraction and stressing of the joint may be particularly helpful.

 

What is the purpose of this scan?

 

The purpose of this foot ultrasound scan is to assess major structures in the foot joint

  • Tendons
  • Tendon Sheaths
  • bursa
  • Ligaments

 

Reasons for having a foot scan include:

  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Tear
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fibroma
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Tumours, Cancers
  • Foreign bodies
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Bursitis or capsulitis of the joints
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tendonitis or tendon tears
  • Heel spurs
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscular damage (chronic and acute)
  • Joint effusions
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed
  • Post-surgical complications eg abscess, oedema
  • Some bony pathology such as arthritis.

Preparation

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?

Before the ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to remove your shoe and sock and lie on the bed. A small amount of gel will be placed on your foot and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your foot during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

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Musculoskeletal – Wrist & Hand - £110

This scan is available from 16 years of age.

Wrist Ultrasound Scan

The bones of the hand and wrist provide the body with support and flexibility to manipulate objects in many different ways. Each hand contains 27 distinct bones that give the hand an incredible range and precision of movement. The forearm's ulna and radius support the many muscles that manipulate the bones of the hand and wrist.

Although the anatomy of the hand and wrist are complex and the pathologic conditions encountered are diverse, many of the disease processes are localized, and in many situations, the clinical question is specific and limited. Because of this, ultrasound has always been an attractive imaging modality for the evaluation of hand and wrist problems.

Specific situations in which ultrasound offers definite benefits include evaluation of tendon inflammation and rupture, evaluation of palpable masses or suspected occult masses, and evaluation of suspected foreign bodies.

Hand and wrist injuries are also common in athletes and can affect articular structures (ligaments, joint surfaces etc), peri-articular tendons, muscles, and nerves. These injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries follow sudden traumatic events such as falls or joint sprains. Chronic lesions can be the result of local repetitive microtrauma or the sequelae of an acute injury.

 

What is the purpose of this wrist ultrasound scan?

The purpose of this wrist ultrasound scan is to provide an assessment of the musculoskeletal structures in the wrist joint. They include:

  • Carpal tunnel Ulnar nerve
  • Distal radioulnar joint
  • Mid carpal joints
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex
  • The six extensor compartments
  • Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the wrist

 

Reasons for having a wrist scan include:

  • Pain Reduced Movement
  • Wrist effusion and/or synovial thickening (inflammatory/traumatic/septic)
  • Erosions from inflammatory arthropathy tenosynovitis
  • De Quervain tenosynovitis Intersection syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Tendinosis,
  • Partial-thickness tendon tear
  • Full-thickness tendon tear
  • Scapholunate ligament injury
  • TFCC injury
  • Avulsion injuries
  • Aneurysm/pseudoaneurysm
  • Neuromas

What is included with this private ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

 

Preparation of the wrist ultrasound scan

No preparation is necessary for this wrist ultrasound scan.

 

What should I expect during the wrist ultrasound scan?

Before the scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and rest your arm on a pillow. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hand and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hand during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

The hand Ultrasound Scan  - £110

The bones of the hand and wrist provide the body with support and flexibility to manipulate objects in many different ways. Each hand contains 27 distinct bones that give the hand an incredible range and precision of motion. The forearm's ulna and radius support the many muscles that manipulate the bones of the hand and wrist.

Although the anatomy of the hand and wrist is complex and the pathologic conditions encountered are diverse, many of the disease processes are localized, and in many situations, the clinical question is specific and limited. Because of this, ultrasound has always been an attractive imaging modality for evaluation of hand and wrist problems.

Specific situations in which ultrasound offers definite benefits include evaluation of tendon inflammation and rupture, evaluation of palpable masses or suspected occult masses, and evaluation of suspected foreign bodies.

Hand and wrist injuries are also common in athletes and can affect articular structures (ligaments, joint surfaces etc), periarticular tendons, muscles and nerves. These injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries follow sudden traumatic events such as falls or joint sprains. Chronic lesions can be the result of local repetitive microtrauma or the sequelae of an acute injury.

 

What is the purpose of this scan?

The purpose of this hand ultrasound scan is to evaluate your hand anatomy:

  • Finger Flexor
  • Tendons
  • Tendon sheath
  • Pulleys
  • Palmar fascia
  • Ulnar collateral ligament

 

Reasons for having a hand scan include:

  • Pain
  • Reduced Movement
  • Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Swelling
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Discomfort
  • Inflammation
  • Muscular, tendinous and ligamentous damage (chronic and acute).
  • Foreign bodies.
  • Joint effusions.
  • Soft tissue masses such as lipomas.
  • Classification of a mass e.g. solid, cystic, mixed.
  • Post-surgical complications e.g. abscess, oedema.
  • Relationship of normal anatomy and pathology to each other.
  • Some bony pathology.

 

What is included with this scan?

  • Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

 

Preparation

 

No preparation is necessary for this scan.

 

What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?

Before the ultrasound scan, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and rest your arm on a pillow. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hand and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hand during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

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