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Private Ultrasound Scans in London & Kent

LycaHealth specialise in private ultrasound scans for adults and pregnancy to provide reassurance, diagnosis and advice. We use Phillips advanced EPIQ ultrasound systems to achieve outstanding image results.

An ultrasound, also called a sonogram, is a painless test that uses high-frequency waves to create images of organs and other internal structures inside the human body. The process involves a probe which is coated with jelly and placed on the skin over the area being examined. The sound waves generated by the probe will travel through blood but if they hit a denser object, they will bounce back. This information is sent to a monitor, creating a real-time image of the internal underlying structures.

 

External Ultrasound Scans

An external ultrasound scan can be used to examine organs in the abdomen, assess muscles and joints, and guide injections.

Our wide range of external ultrasound scans include:

  • Upper and lower abdominal scans
  • Kidneys, uterus, bladder & prostate scans
  • Testes & scrotum
  • Fertility & post-menopause tests
  • Soft tissue lumps & bumps
  • Vascular screening
  • Musculoskeletal scans including shoulders, wrists, hands, ankles, feet, knees and hips.
  • Groin and hernia scans
  • DVT screenings (deep vein thrombosis)

 

Internal or Transvaginal Ultrasound Scans

An internal, or transvaginal ultrasound is used to examine female reproductive organs and involves a small probe passed into the vagina. Internal examinations are ideal for looking at the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and cervix, and should not be painful – although may cause discomfort.

 

Pregnancy Scans

LycaHealth offers a wide range of private pregnancy scans in London and Kent, including 3D and 4D baby scans. We have the best local healthcare professionals who have undertaken specialised and extensive training to provide diagnostic pregnancy scans.

Pregnancy ultrasound scans are completely safe for the baby, and are non-invasive. The scan will allow assessment of the baby’s gestational age, size and growth, check for ectopic pregnancies, determine due date, assess positioning, check for causes of bleeding or for general reassurance.

Please be aware that gender scans can never be 100% accurate, as it is dependant on factors including gestational age, position and location of umbilical cord.

Contact us for more information on private baby scans in London and Kent.

 

How to Prepare for an Ultrasound

Before having certain types of ultrasound, you may be asked to follow a few instructions to maximise the results and quality of images produced. Your sonographer may ask you to remove certain items of clothing or wear a hospital gown – this will depend on the part of the body being assessed.

For pregnancy or pelvic area scans, you may be asked to drink a litre of water and not go to the toilet until after the scan.

For scans of your digestive system, including liver and gallbladder scans, you may be asked to avoid eating or drinking for several hours before your appointment.

 

LycaHealth Private Ultrasound Scan Benefits

  • We use superior advanced ultrasound equipment
  • Access to world-class ultrasound clinicians
  • Same-day results of your scan
  • Flexible appointment times that suit your busy schedule
  • Comfortable, clean and secure environment
  • Possible to self-pay, no need for health insurance

 

Booking your Appointment at LycaHealth

We can schedule your appointment at a time that is convenient for you, with no waiting lists. Both our clinics in Canary Wharf and Orpington offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.

You do not need to wait for a referral from your doctor or specialist, you can self-refer for a private ultrasound scan at LycaHealth. You also do not need private health insurance, you can self-pay for your appointment. To book an appointment today, use our online form or contact us on +44 (0)207 132 1440 (Canary Wharf) or +44 (0)1689 490 111 (Orpington).

Our opening hours for our private healthcare clinics are as follows:

Monday – Friday, 8am to 8pm

Saturday, 8am to 1pm

Private Ultrasound Scans in London & Kent is available at the following clinics


Private Ultrasound Scans in London & Kent is available from the following clinician

 

Make an appointment

Call us on

+44 (0)207 132 1440
+44 (0)1689 490 111
or do so online

Frequently asked questions

What is an ultrasound scan used for?
Is ultrasound scanning safe?
What happens during an ultrasound?
Do I need health insurance to have an ultrasound?
How long does an ultrasound scan usually take?
How much does a private ultrasound scan cost in London or Kent?
Do I need a referral or can I self-refer for a private ultrasound scan?
How is an ultrasound scan different from an MRI scan, CT scan, and x-ray?

Why Lyca Health?

  • World class clinicians
  • Superior diagnostic equipment
  • High quality personal care
  • Dedicated team of nurses
  • Access to the best physiotherapists
  • Convenient locations
 

Frequently asked questions

What is an ultrasound scan used for?
Is ultrasound scanning safe?
What happens during an ultrasound?
Do I need health insurance to have an ultrasound?
How long does an ultrasound scan usually take?
How much does a private ultrasound scan cost in London or Kent?
Do I need a referral or can I self-refer for a private ultrasound scan?
How is an ultrasound scan different from an MRI scan, CT scan, and x-ray?
 
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