Private Ultrasound Clinic
# Private Ultrasound London
# Private scan near me
We are a trusted, caring and multi-award winning private health and ultrasound clinic led by experts, giving you peace of mind and reassurance for your health concerns.
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Why Choose The Scan Clinic London
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Search for a service or use our AI Assistant to. We offer private ultrasound scans for men and women, pregnancy scans, fertility tests aswell as muscular & physiotherapy services including ultrasound-guided steroid injections.
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We guide you through the process and make sure you get all the information. For ultrasound scan results, a verbal summary is provided at your appointment and a digital ultrasound report sent the next day.
Your Private Scan Experience
The Scan Clinic is a leading private scan clinic providing private ultrasound scans in London. We are one of the leading and trusted providers of private ultrasound scans in London.
We can offer affordable accessible healthcare services including ultrasound scans performed by experts in the field. We can accommodate same-day scan appointments and provide an instant results summary following your scan accompanied by a detailed electronic diagnostic ultrasound report, usually within 24 hours.
Our expert healthcare professionals include sonographers, doctors, physiotherapists and other allied health professionals who have decades of experience in their fields, including ultrasound scanning. We use the latest high-end diagnostic ultrasound scan machines that are capable of producing advanced, highly detailed images of the structures inside the human body. Many patients have commented on how much clearer the images at the Scan Clinic London are as compared to other scans.
Our private scan clinics are designed to deliver exceptional healthcare in a comfortable, clean and relaxing environment. Our ultrasound scan rooms make use of large HD 4K Televisions connected to our Ultrasound machines so you and your loved ones can see and visualise the scan in real time. This allows our expert clinicians to talk you through your scan as it happens. Our informative approach is unique and sets us apart from others.
Our patients choose us for their diagnostic healthcare and ultrasound needs and recommend us to their friends and family. We provide bespoke, individualised care at an affordable fair price.
Our founders had a simple philosophy: Provide affordable and attentive private healthcare to enhance the health and well-being of others. We started off by providing our private scans, including private ultrasound scans to the NHS in the Health Village by Lloyds Pharmacy. For over 10 years now, we’ve been providing exceptional care and our commitment to high-quality care has proven enduring. We eagerly anticipate your visit to our clinic and embracing a brighter future together.
Private Ultrasound FAQ's
How much is a private ultrasound in London?
The cost of private ultrasound in London varies depending on the type of scan. Generally speaking the cost can range from as little as £40 to as much as £1000 and more especially if you choose a clinic in Central London / Harley street.
We offer a complete range of health scans, fertility scans, pregnancy scans and more and our scans start from as little as £39.
Are too many ultrasounds bad for you while pregnant?
Ultrasound is a widely used and generally safe imaging technique that has been used for decades in prenatal care. Millions of pregnant women undergo ultrasound scans each year without any known negative effects on their babies.
There’s no evidence to show that ultrasounds are harmful to the baby or the pregnant mother at any stage of the pregnancy. However, it’s essential to use ultrasound responsibly as even though there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that it can cause harm to your developing baby, the need to have so many scans may be a sign of other issues such as anxiety, stress, mental health concerns.
It’s a fine balancing act as stress and anxiety from the mother can be felt by your baby and alleviating this through a scan may be the best option but this should be discussed with your midwife / health care provider.
How many weeks does it take to get a private ultrasound?
The waiting period depends entirely on the scan clinic you select, we understand that making time for an appointment during your busy work-life schedule is hard therefore we do our best to offer flexible and convenient appointment slots that can work around you with weekday, evening, and weekend availability. This is in big contrast to current NHS waiting times which can be up to 14 weeks or more.
You can easily see our available slots by going through our online booking tool, starting a live chat with one of our friendly customer service assistants by clicking on the bottom in the bottom of this page or call us on 0203 904 7706.
What cancers can ultrasound detect?
Ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool used to visualise internal body structures using sound waves.
While it is a useful imaging technique, it is not equally effective for detecting all types of cancers. The ability of ultrasound to detect cancer depends on various factors, including the location, size, and characteristics of the tumour. Some cancers that can be detected or evaluated using ultrasound include oesophagus, stomach, lung, liver, colon, duodenum, pancreatic and gallbladder cancers.
Where ultrasound alone may not be able to conclusively diagnose a type of cancer it can still prove to be an invaluable diagnostic tool to determine if further imaging or investigation such as a biopsy, etc is required thus being a crucial piece of the puzzle.
How long does it take to get results from an ultrasound?
Results are available immediately, however unlike other private scan clinics, we explain your results after the scan in the form of a verbal summary and this is your opportunity to ask any questions, etc.
For pregnancy scans the report and 2 complimentary black/white thermal images will be provided in our bespoke pregnancy folder to you before you leave.
For all other scans such as health scans, we don’t just provide a print out from the ultrasound machine. Our reports are medical reports that can be shared with your doctor/ HCP therefore the report is typed up by the clinician you saw and goes through an internal quality assurance process before it is emailed to you securely, this can take anywhere between 24 – 48 hours.
What problems can an ultrasound detect?
Ultrasound is a valuable diagnostic tool used to visualise internal body structures using sound waves.
Ultrasound can be used to detect a wide range of problems and is an important diagnostic tool for doctors and health care practitioners in diagnosing specific diseases. Examples of the use of ultrasound can be seen in the use of detecting health issues such as blood clots, gallstones, aortic aneurysms, kidney, or bladder stones, enlarged spleen and abnormal growths.
Since there is no harmful radiation produced whilst using ultrasound it is the only diagnostic tool that is predominantly used during pregnancy to check on the growth and status of your baby and can help detect issues in early pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, missed miscarriage, etc.
Why You Might Need an Ultrasound Scan
Ultrasound is a crucial part of prenatal care. It provides vital information to the parents and doctors. The transducer’s sound waves help create images of the baby and can provide various details like the size, position, movement, body parts, heart rate and amniotic fluid levels, among others. Ultrasounds are generally safe for the mother and the baby and can be used throughout the pregnancy.
Ultrasounds in London are also used in diagnosing diseases. The images created help medical professionals diagnose various conditions like heart diseases, pancreatic disorders, liver dysfunction and kidney problems. A private scan also helps detect blood clots, cysts, tumours and abnormal growths in the body.
Monitoring blood flow
An ultrasound is also an ideal method of monitoring blood flow because it provides real-time imaging without radiation. It can measure venous and arterial flow in all body parts. The technology can measure blood’s volume, direction and speed through arteries and veins.
Also called a EUS, this type of scan combines endoscopy and ultrasound to obtain images of the internal organs in the abdomen and chest.
It is commonly used in the upper digestive and respiratory systems. This method can also be used in place of an echocardiogram using a procedure called the transoesophageal echocardiogram.
Vascular and Doppler scans
Vascular ultrasound scans look at the blood vessels around the body. Problems with blood flow can deprive vital organs of oxygen and nutrients, causing severe problems. The vascular scans help to check for blockages, such as blood clots that could cause issues like deep vein thrombosis.
The Doppler scan helps to measure the movement of blood through the arteries. The scan is usually performed on the Carotid artery that supplies the brain. This tells the healthcare provider if you’re at risk of a stroke which usually happens when the artery’s diameter is narrowed by build-up. This type of scan can also be used as a preventative measure.
Procedural ultrasound scans help medical professionals perform procedures more accurately and precisely. They are also called guidance ultrasounds. The scan can be used to help the healthcare provider with needle placement to get a sample of tissue, fluid or other specimen;
- Soft tissue muscles
- Cysts or fluid collections
- Transplant organs
Procedural ultrasounds are also used during embryo transfer for IVF or to confirm the IUD placement.
Pregnancy ultrasounds are the most common and serve many purposes. These types of ultrasounds are used to;
- Confirm that you’re pregnant
- Check to see how many babies you’re carrying
- Check the position and foetal growth of your baby
- Estimate the gestational age of the baby and estimate the due date
- See the heart rate and movement of the baby
- Evaluate the amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
Pregnancy ultrasound scans are often carried out at around 20 weeks of the pregnancy. They can help track the unborn baby’s development and growth during pregnancy. The scan is commonly used to determine the sex of the unborn baby.
Your healthcare provider might also request additional pregnancy ultrasounds. They might do this to check for congenital conditions.
Diagnostic ultrasounds look into the state of the internal areas of your body. They are prescribed when a patient presents complications, and symptoms warrant further investigation. The purpose of this type of ultrasound is to help your doctor discover what could be causing the symptoms the patient is complaining about. Some of the symptoms that may warrant an ultrasound scan include;
- Abnormal blood tests
- Masses (tumours, growths)
- Unexplained pain
In most diagnostic ultrasounds, the sonographer will use a device outside your skin. They might have to put the device inside the body on other occasions. In the latter case, the device is often inserted in the rectum or vagina.
Diagnostic ultrasounds come in many types depending on your symptoms and the doctor’s recommendation. Some of the common examples of diagnostic ultrasounds are;
- Kidney ultrasound
- Abdominal ultrasound
- Pelvic ultrasound
- Doppler ultrasound
- Thyroid ultrasound
- Transvaginal ultrasound
Types of Ultrasounds
Ultrasounds have many functions. They can be broken into three primary categories to make it easy for patients and sonographers to determine the type of ultrasound needed.
What areas do you cover
We have looked after patients from all across the UK and beyond! However the main areas that our clinics cover are London and surrounding areas. See our location page by clicking here to see areas we can cover.
Benefits of Getting a Private Ultrasound Scan
When it comes to health, time is of the essence. NHS facilities often have long waiting lines spanning weeks which might put you at a disadvantage. With private ultrasound scans, there’s no waiting time. You walk in, complete your scan, and walk out with the report.
The staff employed at most private scan facilities, including The Scan Clinic, are thoroughly trained in patient care. They take the time to explain the procedure and ensure you’re comfortable. The high-pressure environment and demanding nature of NHS facilities don’t allow the staff to thoroughly look into the needs and comfort of the patient.
Private scans are more convenient. Once you book an appointment, you are in and out of the clinic in a few minutes. At an NHS facility, waiting in a queue might take a whole day to get your scan done.
Meet our Experts
The scan clinic team is made of qualified, experienced and award-winning people. They are amongst the best in the industry. This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies. Click below to find out more about our amazing team and the clinicians who will be taking care of you.
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