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An ultrasound scan uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside your body. It is a very commonly used and painless test. It is thought to be very safe because it uses sound waves and not radiation 

What is an ultrasound scan

An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create a live, moving image of part of the inside of the body. This image of internal organs, tissue and vessels is displayed on a monitor while the scan is performed

A camera-like device called an ultrasound probe is used, which gives off high-frequency sound waves

An ultrasound scan has many uses, including monitoring an unborn baby, diagnosing a condition or guiding a surgeon during certain procedures

Prepare for your ultrasound

There are various preparations required for ultrasound scans, depending on the type of examination you are having. If preparation is required, we will let you know in advance in your appointment letter.

Please inform us at the time of appointment booking if you are diabetic or on regular medication.

All ultrasound scans need a referral letter from your GP or consultant.