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An Ultrasound scan uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of inside of the body. Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a condition, as a guide for surgeons or to monitor an unborn baby using an ultrasound probe.

How is the test performed?

Depending on which part of the body is being scanned and why, there are three main types of scan. These are External Ultrasound, Internal Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound.

Do I need any preparation for the test?

You may be given specific preparations ahead of your appointment, depending on the nature of the scan.

How long will the assessment take?

Most Ultrasound scans last between 15 and 45 minutes and are performed by either a Radiologist or a Sonographer.

When will my referrer get the results?

We aim to have the results within 2 days.

What will I feel during the test?

During your scan you might feel slight pressure, but it’s not painful.

Are there any risks?

There are no risks from using sound waves in an Ultrasound.

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