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private aortic aneurysm scan

 

The AAA Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound is regularly being used to evaluate abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aneurysm is a swelling of the aorta, the main blood vessel that brings blood for your heart to the rest of the body. The aorta is around 2.5 in the abdominal area, it can however swell to more than 5cm.
Aneurysms are more common in men of 65+ years of age than in women and younger men and they can be fatal as large aneurysms can burst. According to NHS Choices 8 out of 10 people with aortic aneurysm or AAA die.

Its highly unlikely that small aneurysms will cause any symptoms but large aneurysm can cause the following symptoms:

  • Intense back or abdominal pain
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shock
  • Although the causes of AAA are not fully understood, risk factors include: obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol.

What is the purpose of this ultrasound scan?

The Abdominal Aortic scan includes evaluation of:

  • Abdominal aorta
  • Iliac Vessels

 

Reasons for having a AAA ultrasound scan:

  • Intense back or abdominal pain
  • Pulsation in the middle of your abdomen
  • Rapid pulse
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Shock

 

What is included with this scan?

Ultrasound report  and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

 

Preparation

No preparation is necessary for this scan but avoid eating foods that can cause significant amount of abdominal gas

 

What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?

Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. During your scan you will be asked to expose your abdomen by lifting your top up. We will put some ultrasonic gel on your skin and we will use an ultrasound probe that sends sound waves in your body to visualise the aorta.
The scan is painless and we will be able to tell you there and then if you do have an AAA. An ultrasound report will be issued to take it with you.

 

 

About Vascular Ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound is carried out in order to monitor blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body, locate and identify blockages and abnormalities like blood clots, plaque or emboli.
Vascular ultrasound can also help to identify areas of abnormal widening of blood vessels (aneurysm) that, if left untreated, can lead to serious consequences.
A Doppler ultrasound study may be part of a vascular ultrasound examination. Doppler is a special ultrasound technique that evaluates the speed and volume of blood as it flows through a blood vessel, including the body's major arteries and veins in the abdomen, arms, legs and neck. It can help to diagnose blockages to blood flow (such as clots) narrowing of vessels (possibly caused by plaque) and tumors and congenital malformation.
As the images are captured in real time, they can help the sonographer monitor the blood flow to organs and tissues throughout the body.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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