FAQs: Diagnostic Ultrasound (Sonography)

What does it consist of?

  • You may be asked to remove some or all of your clothes (those over the area of interest), a gown will be provided.
  • The consultant radiologist drapes a cloth over any exposed areas that are not needed for the exam.
  • The consultant radiologist applies a mineral oil-based jelly to your skin — this jelly eliminates air between the probe and your skin to help pass the sound waves into your body.
  • He/she passes the probe over your skin to obtain the required images.
  • You may be asked to change positions to get better looks at the area of interest.
  • After the images have been acquired and measurements taken, the data is stored on a PACS system for reporting.
  • The ultrasound gel is removed.
  • You get dressed.

For more information visit NHS.UK: Ultrasound 

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We combine service excellence and innovative imaging technologies to improve patient care and support NHS and independent sector organisations with their ongoing imaging requirements. Our approach has delivered consistent company growth for more than 25 years.


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