Ultrasound

Here at Diagnostic Healthcare we provide our customers with number of diagnostic services including Ultrasound Scans. Whether you are a private patient or NHS patient with whom we have an on-going partnership, we can offer state-of-the-art equipment and excellent client care. We are a Leading company in our field and many NHS Hospitals and Trusts also use our ultrasound services. We have facilities providing Ultrasound Scans in the North West and Midland including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. If you require an appointment please don’t hesitate to call us on 0844 335 8993.

Here are some of the benefits of dealing with Diagnostic Healthcare:

1) Immediate access for appointments

2) Affordable price per scan including reporting, starting from £75

3) Immediate results (Written Results are provided on the day)

4) Qualified experienced team of consultant Radiologists and Sonographers

What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound scan (Ultrasound test / imaging) is a common diagnostic procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. The sound waves bounce off the organs inside the body, and are picked up again by the microphone as they bounce back. The microphone is linked to a computer which translates the reflected sound waves into a picture. Because ultrasound produces dynamic images, it can show the structure and movement of the body’s internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels.

Advancements in ultrasound technology include three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound that formats the sound wave data into 3-D images. A Doppler ultrasound test uses reflected sound waves to evaluate blood as it flows through a blood vessel. It helps doctors to evaluate blood flow through the major arteries and veins of the arms, legs and neck.

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Common uses of Ultrasound:

The way the ultrasound bounces back from different tissues can help to determine the size, shape and consistency of organs, structures and abnormalities and can be used for many situations:

  • Help to monitor the growth of an unborn child (foetus). Ultrasound scans are used to check for abnormalities, assess the unborn child age, health and position. An ultrasound scan is routine for pregnant women.
  • Help to diagnose problems of:
    • The Abdominal organs:
      – Liver
      – Kidneys
      – Pancreas
      – Gall Bladder
      – Spleen
      – Abdominal Aorta
    • Abnormalities which can be detected by ultrasound scan include cysts, tumours, and infections.
      – The thyroid and parathyroid glands
      – The uterus and ovaries
      – The breast
      – The scrotum (testes)
  • Detect blockages in major blood vessels (aneurysms).
  • Detect abnormalities of heart structures.

The Benefits of Ultrasound scans:

  • Ultrasound scans are painless and safe. Most ultrasound scanning is non-invasive (no needles or injections).
  • Unlike X-rays and other imaging tests, ultrasound does not use ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scan gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on X-ray images.
  • Ultrasound causes no health problems and may be repeated as often as is necessary.
  • Ultrasound scan is a very safe technique and can be used to examine an unborn child (foetus) in pregnant women to assess its age, health and position.
  • Ultrasound is widely available and less expensive.

For more information or to book a Ultrasound scan, please contact Diagnostic Healthcare:
Tel:+44 (0) 161 929 5679
Email: info@dhc.uk.com

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Ultrasound information

Is any preparation necessary for an Ultrasound scan? You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing for your ultrasound scan. You will need to remove all clothing and jewellery in the area to be examined. Preparation for the ultrasound scan varies depending on which organs the Radiologist or Sonographer want to examine. At the time of the …

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Non-obestetric ultrasound

Abdominal Ultrasound Pelvic Ultrasound Male Pelvic Ultrasound Vascular Ultrasound Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Renal Ultrasound

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Obstetric Ultrasound (Scans during Pregnancy)

Ultrasound scans are a pain free test performed during pregnancy to check on your baby’s development and look for any abnormalities. It uses harmless sound waves to create a moving image of your baby. A number of different scans are performed during pregnancy, all of which can be done at our private clinic in Manchester …

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Nucal scan / Down’s syndrome

What is Down’s Syndrome? Any woman, whatever her age, can have a Down’s syndrome child but the older a mother is the greater are her chances of having a baby with this condition. Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when the 23 pairs of chromosomes in each of the baby’s cells do not divide …

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3D/4D scan

3D/4D scan Your bonding experience packages are a once in a life time opportunity to capture, share and keep the earliest mementos of your unborn baby. 3D ultrasound produces still pictures and 4D produces moving images that show your baby moving around, perhaps yawning, sucking their thumb, smiling or pointing, we have various clinics in …

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does Ultrasound scan take? What will I feel during the Ultrasound scan? Are there any risks from the Ultrasound scan? What does the equipment look like? How and when will I receive the Ultrasound scan / test results? How long does Ultrasound scan take? The scan may take between 10 and 45 minutes, …

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Find Locations

Ultrasound locations. North Locations (click on the image for the locations) Midlands Locations (click on the image for the locations) South Locations (click on the image for the locations) Call our enquiry line for more information 0844 335 8993.

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How do I make a appointment?

  Can I book an ultrasound scan myself? YES –  anyone who would like to have an ultrasound scan can have it performed privately. Alternatively, your GP could refer you for a scan on the NHS, if appropriate. To refer yourself privately or on the NHS you can make an appointment, by calling Diagnostic Healthcare …

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