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Ultrasound Scan

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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Ultrasounds we offer

We offer 3 different types of ultrasound scans that are used dependent on which part of the body is being scanned and why. The three types of ultrasound scans are external, internal and endoscopic.

External ultrasound scan

An external ultrasound scan is 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 early pregnancy scanning.

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

Internal ultrasound scan

An internal ultrasound allows doctors to examine more closely inside the body at organs such as the ovaries or womb.

This is performed at the woman’s ultrasound centre or with a consultant gynaecologist. The internal scan is a transvaginal ultrasound scan: a probe with a sterile cover will be inserted and the images are transmitted to a monitor.

Endoscopic ultrasound scan

An endoscopic ultrasound scan is performed by inserting a endoscope through the mouth down towards the stomach. This type of scan examines areas such as your stomach and oesophagus.

Once inserted sound waves are used to create high quality images that are shown on the computer.

During an endoscopic exam local anesthetic spray is used to numb your throat.

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