Our Ultrasound services are led by excellent sonographers in a modern clinic in the heart of central London, using state-of-the-art scanning imaging using Voluson™ Signature & Performance Series ultrasound systems.
We also offer a consultant-led scanning service, this is for patients who may prefer to or need to see a Gynaecologist and can have a scan performed within of the appointment.
These services including early pregnancy antenatal screening and scanning. The services can also be to investigate symptoms affecting gynaecological health.
An ultrasound scan is used to help in making a diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be offered. If you have any queries about having an ultrasound scan, please discuss this with the member of staff who will be performing the examination.
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Are there any alternatives to an ultrasound scan?
In some instances, ultrasound scanning has no alternatives but an MRI or CT scan can be used instead or in addition to ultrasound scanning.
Are there different types of ultrasound scans?
The types of ultrasound scans commonly used in obstetrics and gynaecology are:
External abdominal ultrasound scan – the probe is moved over the skin
Internal (vaginal) ultrasound scan – the probe is inserted into the body (vagina)
HyCoSy or Aqua scan – this scan is performed to assess the uterine cavity and patency of fallopian tubes
How should I prepare for an ultrasound scan?
You will be provided with any instructions needed to be adhered to help improve the quality of images produced. You may be advised to drink water and to have a full bladder just before commencing with the scan – this may be needed before a scan of your unborn baby or your pelvic area. There is a toilet nearby in order for you to be able to relieve your bladder once the scan is complete.
How long does an ultrasound typically take?
An ultrasound scan takes around 15-20 minutes and will be carried out, in one of the consulting rooms at Queens Clinic.
Are ultrasounds painful?
Ultrasound scans are generally not painful at all however you may experience some discomfort as the probe is pressed onto your skin or inserted into your body, please notify the practitioner if you are in any pain or if you cannot tolerate the discomfort and the scan will then be stopped.
Are there any risks or side effects with ultrasound scans?
Ultrasound scans do not involve exposure to Xrays or radiation. Both external and internal ultrasound scans don’t have any known side effects. In case of early pregnancy scans, the vaginal scan does not cause any harm to the unborn baby.
As a precaution against possible infections, before each examination the ultrasound probes are cleaned thoroughly as per standard operating procedures within the clinic.
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Queens Clinic is a private gynaecology practice providing daily clinics and we provide both consultant and
sonographer-led services using state-of-the-art scanning technology. Our patients are always at the fore-front of everything we do and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service throughout the entire patient journey at the clinic.
We offer a range of ultra sounds at Queens Clinic and are happy to answer any queries you may have, please feel free to get in touch or make an appointment.