Private ultrasound London
You are in the right place if you are ultra smart and want to book a private scan in London with the best Imaging clinic in Harley Street area, a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.
Sonoworld offers private scans to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.
You have been probably referred by your doctor for an diagnostic examination but the NHS waiting times are long and you want rapid answers about the reasons for your healthcare complain. At Sonoworld you can have a same day scan appointment with instant results to take to your doctor so that you can be back on track as soon as possible.
We all striving to achieve the best, every day of our lives but without our health, this is not possible. Our London sonography service offers the opportunity to take charge of your health and well being by booking an affordable private scan at London’s best-known health district, the Harley Street area.
These are some of the reasons our clients choose to have a private scan.
Do I need a doctor's referral for a sonography test?
No, you don't need a doctors referral to have an ultrasonography test at Sonoworld. Most of our patients, in fact, are having a scan while they're waiting for their doctor's appointment.
Where can I get a scan today?
In most cases, we are able to offer you an appointment on the same day. We are even able to offer you appointments during your lunch break to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.
Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic services. Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get sound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of care.
What is a difference between sonography and ultrasound?
The word Sonography is made up of sono and graphy. Sono comes from the Latin Sonos which means sound and graphy from the Greek word grafei which means writing. So writing [drawing] images using sound and in our case high frequency sound. Today it is more common to hear the expression of medical ultrasound than medical sonography in the UK.
What is an ultrasound scan?
Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms used are ultrasonography, sonograms, US, echography and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe for adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with ionising radiation produced by other imaging modalities such as CT and plain x-rays.
During the examination, the sonographer rests a small probe called transducer over the skin. This probe produces high frequency, sound waves i.e. pulsations that travel through your skin and inside your body. Part of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the scnner screen. Medical ultrasonography uses the same principle as the sonar that the navy uses to detect submarines.
The medical test is being used to image mostly solid soft organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb. It has, however, limited value in organs such as lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
The images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ blood flow and blood vessels and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.