Private Kidney Scan
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What does the Private Kidney Scan include?
Ultrasound assessment of the kidneys and bladder
Assess prostate size for enlargement
Reasons for a Private Kidney Scan ..
About the Private Kidney Scan
A private kidney scan is a non-invasive diagnostic examination that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images to assess the kidneys’ size, shape and location. The scan can also be used to assess the bladder and the size of the prostate gland. The scan provides a good idea of your kidneys’ overall health and provides information on disease.
Our private kidney scan is completely safe with no side effects and does not involve exposure to radiation, making it an ideal option for patients of all ages, including pregnant women.
Our private kidney scan can be used to check for many things, some of which include;
- Kidney size, shape, and location
- Signs of injury, cysts, tumours, or other abnormal growths on kidneys
- blockages or abnormalities in the urinary tract
- Kidney stones
- Kidney disease
- Fluid accumulation in or around the kidneys
- Bladder size and health
- Bladder tumours
- Bladder stones
In men, the kidney scan can also check the size of the prostate gland to determine prostate enlargement (BPH) and monitor its progression. This condition is common in older men and can cause a range of symptoms, including difficulty urinating weak urine flow, and frequent trips to the bathroom. A PSA blood test can also be supplemented with a scan to check for prostate conditions such as BPH.
Objective of the Private Kidney Scan
Our private kidney scan aims to provide a detailed assessment of the renal system, including the kidneys, ureters (if visible) and bladder and is suitable for both men and women. In men, the scan also includes measurement of the prostate gland to check for prostate enlargement (BPH).
The private kidney scan will check:
- fluid in or around the kidneys
- prostate size (in men)
What can the Private Kidney Scan detect?
A renal ultrasound scan can check a variety of things related to the kidneys and surrounding structures. The scan uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the organs and tissues. Some of the things our private kidney scan can check for include:
- Size, shape, and location of the kidneys
- Presence of any cysts, tumours, or other abnormal growths
- Blockages or abnormalities in the urinary tract
- Fluid accumulation in the abdomen or pelvis
- Presence of kidney stones
- Presence of kidney swelling (hydronephrosis)
- Prostate size and any signs of enlargement (in men)
- Bladder size and shape
This information can help diagnose or monitor a number of medical conditions, including kidney disease, urinary tract infections, bladder problems, and more.
Why choose the scan clinic for your Private Kidney Scan
We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.
Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.
Benefits of having the Private Kidney Scan
Having a private kidney scan has several benefits;
- Timely scans and timely results
- There are no long waiting times in private clinics
- Professional and courteous staff that pays attention to your needs and comfort
- Quality and updated equipment for clearer images and better results
- Quality services
Our experienced expert ultrasound clinicians use the latest ultrasound technology to complete your private kidney scan. They ensure each scan is conducted meticulously to deliver accurate and reliable medical results which are explained to you in detail at your kidney ultrasound.
No waiting time
No long waiting times! We can schedule your appointment at our private clinic today and may be able to offer a same-day appointment or at a date and time convenient to you. Our clinics have extremely low wait times and are open 6 days a week, including on the weekends.
You simply walk into the scan clinic at the appointed time for your private kidney scan. There are no queues.
Convenience & Flexibility
We are open 6 days a week and offer easy and convenient appointments at a date and time that suits your needs, including weekends.
Premium patient care
Private kidney scan clinics employ passionate, qualified, and experienced experts who ensure you’re comfortable and update you on each step.
Clearer Timely Results
With medical conditions, time is of the essence. Having the results of the scan early could allow for a timely diagnosis and intervention. With our private kidney ultrasound scan, you can get the scan done faster and results quickly.
Our scan experts use high-quality and updated equipment for clearer images and better results.
Your dedicated scan expert will personally review the results with you immediately following your scan. You can expect a comprehensive written scan report in your email inbox within just a day or two after your appointment. For those in need of same-day results, we offer an expedited service for a nominal additional fee.
At our clinic, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality healthcare that doesn’t break the bank. With transparent pricing and competitive rates, our commitment to affordability extends to all aspects of your experience.
We offer a range of health tests and services all under one roof, including blood testing. We can perform virtually any blood test you want which can be arranged at the same time as your scan! Super speedy results directly to your email.
Our commitment is to cater to your needs and address your concerns with a superior level of service. We understand the urgency often associated with these scans, which is why we prioritise your convenience, comfort, and efficiency. Say goodbye to the hassles of long waiting times and queues and say hello to personalised care tailored to your schedule and peace of mind.
Why do I need a Private Kidney Scan
Kidney scans are vital in ensuring and verifying normal kidney function. Typically, the kidneys have the following functions;
- Removing urea or liquid waste from the body by producing urine
- Maintaining a balance of chemicals like potassium and sodium in the blood
- Supply the hormone erythropoietin, which supports red blood cell growth
- Controlling blood pressure by producing the hormone renin
- Producing calcitriol, a hormone that supplies calcium to bones.
A change in any of these functions begins slowly, usually without any symptoms. Routine blood and urine tests may indicate initial signs of reduced kidney functions.
A private kidney ultrasound can be used to identify the cause of the reduced kidney function. The cause could be a disease, obstruction or injury to the kidneys.
The kidney ultrasound scan is an important tool for detecting and monitoring medical conditions related to the renal system and can help in the diagnosis and management of a range of health issues.
What does the Private Kidney Scan involve?
During the scan, you will be asked to uncover the area being scanned, hence we advise to wear suitable loose clothing and a small amount of ultrasound gel will be placed over your skin.
An ultrasound camera (‘probe’) will then be placed on top and moved along and around the area. This results in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV which will be translated by the clinical specialist/ medical practitioner.
The ultrasound scan itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain-free. At the end of the scan, a verbal summary of the results will be provided, as well as your opportunity to ask any questions.
How do I prepare*
- A comfortably full bladder is required for this scan – Please drink 0.5 litres of fluid approximately 30 minutes or so before your scheduled appointment and kindly try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination.
- You may maintain your normal medication regime.
- You can eat as normal.
Private Kidney Scan FAQ's
How much is a kidney scan in the UK?
The cost of a private kidney ultrasound scan varies wildly but can start from as low as £130. The exact cost you pay will vary depending on the clinic you choose and the type of kidney scan required.
What are the 3 early warning signs of kidney disease?
The three most common early warning signs of kidney disease include swelling in your hands or feet, high blood pressure and protein in your urine. Some people also report having bloody urine and urinary tract infections.
What is the kidney scan looking for?
A kidney scan looks at the size, position and shape of the kidneys and how they are working. It will show if there are any signs of damage to the kidneys or certain abnormalities such as swelling or kidney stones.
How long does a kidney scan take?
The private kidney scan procedure itself typically takes 15-20 minutes and results are commonly given verbally following your scab.
Otherwise, a government facility might take longer because of the long queues you might find at the facility and results will often take much longer.
Can a scan show kidney damage?
A kidney scan might show abnormalities in the size or shape of the kidneys that might suggest kidney damage or disease. However, additional testing and imaging, like a CT scan or MRI scan, might be used to confirm the damage and its extent.
Do you need to drink before a kidney scan?
Yes. You will need to have a full bladder for your kidney scan by drinking a substantial amount of fluid such as water or squash an hour or so before the scan without using the restroom.
Unless advised otherwise by your healthcare provider, you can eat and drink as normal on the day of the test.
More information about the Private Kidney Scan
To find out more about this scan and the areas / organs that are scanned as part of as well as ultrasound in general, you can head over to our knowledge centre by clicking the image or button.
- We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
- This scan requires access to the area of interest; therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
- Study images may be available at an additional charge – more information and to request this can be found by clicking here.
- All our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.