At Lycahealth, we offer private ultrasound scans in Orpington for adult health concerns. Our aim is to provide reassurance, diagnosis, and advice. When it comes to your health, trust the experts at our clinic.

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Ultrasound in Orpington

What is an Ultrasound?

An ultrasound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless test that uses high-frequency waves to create images of organs and other internal structures within the human body. During the process, a probe coated with jelly is placed on the skin over the area being examined. 

The sound waves generated by the probe travel through the blood, but if they encounter a denser object, they will bounce back. This information is sent to a monitor, creating a real-time image of the internal underlying structures.

Private Ultrasound Scans in Orpington

Some examples of the external ultrasound scans we offer are:

  • Upper and lower abdominal scans
  • Kidneys, uterers, bladder, and prostate scans
  • Testes and scrotum scans
  • Soft tissue lumps and bumps
  • Vascular screening
  • Musculoskeletal scans (shoulders, wrists, hands, ankles, feet, knees, and hips)
  • Groin and hernia scans
  • DVT screenings (deep vein thrombosis)
  • Breast ultrasounds

Additionally, we provide internal or transvaginal ultrasound scans to examine female reproductive organs. These scans involve a small probe passed into the vagina and are ideal for looking at the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and cervix. While internal examinations should not be painful, they may cause some discomfort.

Self-Referral for Private Ultrasound Scans

At Lycahealth Orpington, we accept self-referrals from new and existing patients. We understand that access to exceptional healthcare is important when you need it most. If you don’t have a doctor referral, we can arrange for you to have a short consultation with an experienced GP at LycaHealth before the scan. Visit our self-referral page to book your private ultrasound with LycaHealth today.

Don’t let unanswered questions weigh you down. Take control of your health journey and schedule your ultrasound appointment with us today. Our dedicated team is ready to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and provide you with the care you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ultrasound scans are used to assess structures inside the human body and aid in the diagnosis of injuries, pain, and changes. They are commonly used to monitor babies during pregnancy and identify tendon tears or joint inflammation.

Yes, ultrasound scanning is generally considered safe as it doesn’t involve radiation. You may feel slight discomfort as the probe is pressed onto your skin during the scan, but it should be painless.

Ultrasound scans typically take around 15 to 20 minutes, although the duration can vary depending on the type of scan or procedure being performed. Pregnancy scans usually take longer, usually between 30 to 45 minutes.

It depends on the type of ultrasound. For abdominal ultrasounds, you might be asked to fast for a certain period before the scan. For other types, you can usually eat and drink as usual.

You can be referred by your doctor or specialist. If you don’t have a doctor referral, we can arrange for you to have a short consultation with an experienced GP at Lycahealth before your scan.

Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves, while MRI scans use a magnetic field and radio waves, CT scans use narrow radiation beams, and X-rays use radiation. Ultrasounds are non-invasive, while the others involve different processes and emit various forms of radiation.

The benefits of our ultrasound services:

  • We use superior and advanced ultrasound equipment.
  • Access to world-class ultrasound clinicians.
  • Same-day results for your scan.
  • Flexible appointment times to accommodate your schedule.
  • Comfortable, clean, and secure environment.
  • Self-pay option available, no need for health insurance.

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