Private Ultrasound Scan Chelmsford

An ultrasound scan consists of using high frequency sound waves throughout the body, providing highly detailed images of soft tissue.

What is an Ultrasound Scan?

An ultrasound scan can show high quality, real-time imaging which is captured through the use of high frequency sound waves showing the inside of your body. A probe is brushed along the skin emitting sound waves into the body. The sound waves bounce off internal organs, sending a signal to a computer via a microphone. Once this process happens the picture is displayed.


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What is ultrasound scan used for

Ultrasound scans are performed by a probe being moved over the skin to examine organs, tissue, muscles and joints. Sound waves are used to produce high-quality images. External ultrasound scans are also used for scanning during pregnancy.

A lubricating gel is applied to the skin where the scan is taking place to allow smooth movement and continuous contact.

Ultrasound scans can provide crucial information for diagnosing various health conditions, and can help inform appropriate treatment. You may be recommended to get an ultrasound scan to diagnose a number of conditions that affect the organs and soft tissue in the body such as:

  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Spleen
  • Blood vessels
  • Gallbladder
  • Testicles
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • AAA Screening
  • Pancreas
  • Kidneys
  • Prostate
  • Thyroid


What is ultrasound scan used for

AAA Screening

We offer Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening checks if there’s a bulge or swelling in the aorta, the main blood vessel that runs from your heart down through your tummy. This bulge or swelling is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or AAA.

It can be severe if not spotted early because it could get bigger and eventually burst (rupture). Men aged 65 or over and those with a family history are most at risk of getting AAAs. Screening for AAA involves a quick and painless ultrasound scan of your tummy.

It can spot a swelling in the aorta early on when it can usually be treated. You’ll be told your result at the end of the test.

      AAA Screening



What happens during an ultrasound?

Preparing for your scan

For a pelvic ultrasound, you will be asked not to go to the toilet until after your scan. These steps can help improve the quality of the scan.

During your scan

Your ultrasound should only take between 15 and 30 minutes. It will take place in the radiology suite at our Hospital.

During the scan, a lubricating gel will be applied to the part of your body being scanned and the radiographer will move a small probe around. External ultrasounds are non invasive and shouldn’t cause any discomfort.  You should be fine to drive and go back to work as soon as the ultrasound is over.

Ultrasound Scan Chelmsford

At Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford We offer faster appointment times for self funding or insured patients and can find diagnostic solutions all in one scan.

Ultrasound Scan Chelmsford

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If you have been recommended by a doctor or GP to get an ultrasound scan, you can phone our bookings team at 01245 801234 to book an appointment. You can reach our Bookings Team on weekdays between 9am and 5pm.

Alternatively, you can fill in the enquiry form below and a member of the team will get in touch to answer your query and get you booked in.


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