- Health Checks
- Blood Tests
Detect problems before they become troubles.
Our first line health checks are specifically tailored to provide a picture of how various aspects of the body is looking, functioning and performing.
The prostate gland is usually the size and shape of a walnut and grows bigger as you get older. It sits underneath the bladder and surrounds the urethra which is the tube men urinate and ejaculate through.
Its main job is to help make semen which is the fluid that carries sperm.
This proactive health check includes an ultrasound scan & a blood test which measures Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA). The scan is a basic check of the prostate & will determine the size (volume) and shape of the gland. It is carried out over your tummy
PSA is a protein produced by the prostate. It is normal for all men to have a small amount of PSA in their blood, and this amount rises as you get older. But a raised PSA level may suggest you have a problem with your prostate, including:
· Enlarged prostate
· Inflammation or infection of the prostate called prostatitis
· Urine infection
· Prostate cancer.
A raised PSA level does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. Other things can also cause your PSA level to rise. If you have a raised PSA level, then we would strongly recommend discussing the results with your GP for further action.
Note: A scan or blood test alone cannot determine prostate cancer and can not check for all abnormalities. Advice should be sought from your regular health care professional prior to booking this assessment.
During the scan you will be asked to uncover your lower abdomen and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved along your abdomen. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV which will be translated by a medical ultrasound practitioner. 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.
The blood test is just like a standard blood test.
All of our health assessments 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.
We at The Scan Clinic, started with a simple goal - Quality Healthcare with a Personal Touch. It is this mission that continues to drive us to this day and in this current global crisis. We continually strive to find the right balance between delivering on our mission and maintaining high levels of health and safety for our patients as well as our staff. We have been continually monitoring the ongoing situation and taking all official guidance and it is with all this in mind we have taken the decision to: temporarily close the clinic from Wednesday 01st April until further notice.
Our aim is to re-open as soon as it is safe to do so, if you have any queries or want to book a scan or service after we re-open then please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or using the link below, our team will do the best we can to get back to you as soon as possible but this may take longer than normal. Please Note: our phone lines will be closed and so if you call you may not get through to anyone.
Hand hygiene is important please ensure you are washing your hands regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant.