A scanning method that uses high frequency sound waves. The sonographer moves a small hand-held sensor over your skin and the images are displayed on a screen

Having an Ultrasound

Ultrasound scanning is a diagnostic tool used to examine many different parts of the body including the liver, pelvic organs, kidneys and gallbladder. It’s also very useful in identifying musculoskeletal injuries in joints such as the shoulder, knee and ankle and it can be used to examine blood flow and to check for any thin or blocked blood vessels.

It’s been in widespread use for many years and there are no known risks.

Important things to tell us
Before you arrive
Preparation for the scan
During the scan
After the scan

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All of the staff, from reception to all the nurses and MRI scanning team, were absolutely lovely. Very friendly and caring, and kept me well informed throughout.