- Health Checks
- Blood Tests
✔ Ultrasound assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures and tendons in the calf / achilles.
✔ Instant Results Summary*
✔ No GP referral Required
✔ Performed by qualified medical ultrasound specialists.
✔ Detect problems before they become troubles.
*written ultrasound report within 24 hours.
What is the objective of this scan?
The purpose of the private calf ultrasound scan / achilles ultrasound scan is to provide a detailed assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures around the ankle which are more often associated with problems. They include:
NB: vascular structures such as calf veins are not assessed .
This scan is performed for a wide range of reasons some of which include:
A written ultrasound report of the examination including any measurements within 24 hours after your appointment.
We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service and as such employ proven high quality imaging protocols, pathways and procedures. We are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwifes and many other healthcare professionals.
Our clientele also includes doctors, consultants, nurses, physiotherapists, bankers, lawyers and many other professionals who have chosen us based on our reputation.
Furthermore we have provided services to large national organisations and unlike other many other diagnostic clinics provide services to specific NHS organisations which require us to have in place extremely strict quality control measures.
You will be cared for by a small team and seen by a specialist healthcare professional who has proven experience and specialises in clinical medical ultrasound. Unlike other diagnostic imaging ultrasound is "real time" imaging and the quality of the scan and ultimately the information you take away depends upon the expertise, experience & skill of the person scanning you. This is an important point for consideration hence why at The Scan Clinic you will always be seen by an expert who has vast expertise and experience in the field of medical ultrasound.
During the scan you will be asked to uncover your calf area and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved around your calf. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV. The examination itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain free. At the end of the examination a brief explanation of the results may be offered. A formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations will be sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.
An ultrasound scan is a painless test that provides images of the inside of the body by using high frequency sound waves. These sound waves are at a frequency which cannot be heard by the human ear but when they bounce off different parts of the body, create echoes that are picked up by the probe and turned into a moving image.
Unlike other scans such as MRI and CT, ultrasound does not involve radiation and is in real time i.e. live imaging and is not static i.e. still pictures. This live information is interpreted and is used as the basis of the subsequent diagnostic report.
There are many kinds of ultrasound scans that can be performed as ultrasound has numerous applications in healthcare and are ultimately beneficial to us if used in the right context by a competent body or person. However as with any test, ultrasound scans have limitations some of which are generic to all scans such as not being able to visualise bone clearly or scan specific and therefore may not be suitable in certain situations and like any test can not diagnose every problem.
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The calf / achilles are very important structures containing key elements which help us function and carry out routine tasks. Sometimes the calf can be a source of many problems, some of which can be detected by a simple abdominal ultrasound scan. This scan is often requested by physicians at the very early stages following a complaint or abnormal test results such as a blood test and can provide valuable & vital information.
Often time is of the essence in many health conditions and seeking early medical advice & services may allow for better outcomes.
Many of our clients choose to book an calf ultrasound scan with us after having been referred for a scan in the NHS by their GP however are unwilling to wait for a scan appointment within the NHS, which can be many weeks. Going privately bypasses this allowing quicker & more convenient appointments & faster results.
We offer flexible & convenient appointments suited around you and your life with clinics running during the day, evening and weekends.
Having an option to short cut the NHS waiting lists with the service provided here is the best thing that could happen for me. I had an appointment straight away and hence been able to have the concern of waiting for weeks for a scan taken away. The service was brilliant.
A lovely environment to be in. Everyone was very professional with a clear and informative approach – 100% better than visiting/waiting in a hospital.
I found the scan very reassuring, staff who were with me were very nice and professional. Would use scan clinic again and highly recommend.