What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves producing images of the body using high frequency sound waves. Ultrasound examinations do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays), and do not cause any known harm. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs.
You will be asked to lie on a couch and a water based gel is placed on to the skin. A small hand held probe called a transducer is then moved over the skin.
Who will perform my scan?
All our scans are performed by a fully qualified Ultrasound Practitioner (Sonographer). All our Practitioners are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have many years experience in the NHS and private sector.
Do I have to pay for my scan?
If you are an NHS patient referred by your GP then 'No'. Excell Ultrasound Limited has contracts with the NHS to provide your scan.
Do I need to prepare in any way for my scan?
This depends on what type of examination you are having. In some cases you will need to starve for 6 hours and in other cases you will be asked to drink water. We will inform you of any preparation that is required. It is advisable to wear comfortable loose fitting clothes.
Can I still have a pelvis scan if I am on my period?
You can still have an internal type pelvic scan with your period however some ladies prefer to postpone their scan until after their period has finished. Please contact us as soon as possible if you wish to rearrange your scan.
How do I get my results?
The results of your scan will be sent back to your referring GP. If you have been referred as an NHS patient then the results will be sent to your GP within 48 hours.
If you are a Private Patient or Self–referral patient for screening we will forward you a copy of the report and images.
Is your service Quality Assured?
We carry out continuous Quality Assurance and Audits of our service to ensure we provide a high quality service to our patients.