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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Ultrasound Scan

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein of the body, usually in the leg and ultrasound scans are commonly used to diagnose or exclude the existence of DVT. DVT usually occurs in a deep leg vein, a larger vein that runs through the muscles of the calf and the thigh.
It can cause pain and swelling in the leg and may lead to complications such as pulmonary embolism. This is a serious condition that occurs when a piece of blood clot breaks off into the bloodstream and blocks one of the blood vessels in the lungs (see below).

The DVT ultrasound scan is the first line imaging technique to check the veins for any signs of a clot.

 

Symptoms of DVT

In some cases, there may be no symptoms of DVT.

If symptoms do occur they can include:

  • pain,
  • swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (usually your calf)
  • a heavy ache in the affected area
  • warm skin in the area of the clotred skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee

DVT usually (although not always) affects one leg. The pain may be worse when you bend your foot upward towards your knee.

 

What causes DVT?

Each year, DVT affects around one person in every 1,000 in the UK. Anyone can develop DVT, but it becomes more common over the age of 40. As well as age, there are also a number of other risk factors, including:

  • having a history of DVT or pulmonary embolism
  • a family history of blood clots being inactive for long periods – such as after an operation or during a long journey
  • blood vessel damage – a damaged blood vessel wall can result in the formation of a blood clot
  • having certain conditions or treatments that cause your blood to clot more easily than normal – such as cancer (including chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment),
  • heart and lung disease,
  • thrombophilia and Hughes syndrome
  • being pregnant – your blood also clots more easily during pregnancy
  • being overweight or obese
  • The combined contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) both contain the female hormone oestrogen, which causes the blood to clot more easily. If you're taking either of these, your risk of developing DVT is slightly increased.

 

What is the purpose of the DVT ultrasound scan?

The DVT ultrasound scan includes evaluation of:

  • Femoral vein
  • Saphenofemoral junction
  • Popliteal vein
  • Deep calf veins (if visualised)

 

Reasons for having a DVT ultrasound scan:

  • Pain,
  • swelling and tenderness in one of your legs (commonly in the calf region)
  • A heavy ache in the affected area.A
  • warm skin in the area of the clot.
  • Redness of your skin, particularly at the back of your leg below the knee.

 

Preparation

No preparation for this private DVT ultrasound scan is necessary.

 

What should I expect during the DVT ultrasound scan?

Upon your arrival, our sonographer will explain the ultrasound scan procedure. You will need to expose your legs and a small amount of gel will be placed on your skin. The sonographer will follow the length of your leg veins and from time to time you will feel a small amount of pressure. 

 

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 an abnormal widening of blood vessels (an 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 tumours 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.

 

 

Price: £139.00 (both legs £199)

 

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Who interprets the results of the DVT scan and how do I get them?

Our Sonographer, a Health Care Professional specifically trained to perform and understand the ultrasound scan images, will do your ultrasound and provide you with an ultrasound report that you can take it your doctor.  Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your examination.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR and work full/part time for the NHS and private clinics. On an average month, they perform more than 500 examinations and undertake regular CPD and other training activities to keep up with advances in ultrasound scanning technology. You can, therefore, you can rest assured that you are in good hands.

 

What are the benefits and risks of the DVT ultrasound examination?

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scans are non-invasive.
  • An ultrasound exam should not be painful.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging modalities.
  • Ultrasound imaging is extremely safe and does not use any harmful ionizing radiation and this is why is the primary imaging modality in pregnancy.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues and blood vessels that do not show up well on x-rays.
  • Venous ultrasound helps to detect blood clots in the veins of the legs before they become dislodged and pass to the lungs. It can also show the movement of blood within blood vessels.

Risks

  • There are no known harmful effects on humans related to ultrasound scans.


What causes Deep Vein Thrombosis?


According to NHS Choices:

Each year, DVT affects around one person in every 1,000 in the UK.
Anyone can develop DVT, but it becomes more common over the age of 40. As well as age, there are also a number of other risk factors, including:

  • having a history of DVT or pulmonary embolism
  • having a family history of blood clots
  • being inactive for long periods – such as after an operation or during a long journey
  • blood vessel damage – a damaged blood vessel wall can result in the formation of a blood clot
  • having certain conditions or treatments that cause your blood to clot more easily than normal – such as cancer (including chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment), heart and lung disease, thrombophilia and Hughes syndrome
  • being pregnant – your blood also clots more easily during pregnancy
  • being overweight or obese

The combined contraceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) both contain the female hormone oestrogen, which causes the blood to clot more easily. If you're taking either of these, your risk of developing DVT is slightly increased.

What are the limitations of DVT Ultrasound scan Imaging?

It can be hard to fully visualise the internal anatomy of large patients as the sound has further to travel and therefore the returning echoes are weaker

Veins lying deep beneath the skin, especially small veins in the calf, may be hard to see.

Venous ultrasonography is accurate for detecting blood clots in the veins of the upper leg (duplex ultrasound identifies 95% of the clots) but is less accurate in the calf veins, as the veins become very small. DVT ultrasound identifies up to 70% of calf vein DVT. Potentially dangerous venous clots are however typically found in the larger femoral veins and calf vein thrombi are less likely to break and travel to the lungs to cause pulmonary embolism.

 

Why choose us for your private DVT ultrasound scan in London?

We are conveniently located in the heart of London, in Harley street just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus station. 
We offer same day appointments in a clean and caring environment.

We have years of experience in medical ultrasound. Experience gained working for flagship NHS trusts alongside leaders in the field of diagnostic medical imaging including general ultrasound, urology, musculoskeletal, gynaecology, pelvis, testicular and vascular examinations. You can, therefore, be assured that your health is in good hands.

We have thousands of happy clients and five-star reviews on independent websites.

 

About Ultrasound Scans

Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging that are being used are sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe to adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with ionising radiation produced by CT and plain x-rays.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces 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 screen. Medical ultrasonography uses the same principle as the sonar that the navy uses to detect submarines.
Ultrasound 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 lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound 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.

 

Looking for a DVT ultrasound scan in London?

Our private scan clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound to provide you with quick diagnosis and the much-needed reassurance about your health, within a convenient location. The cost of a private ultrasound scan shouldn’t be prohibited when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care. The price you see is the price you pay with no hidden extras. We have hundreds of happy clients including GP’s, consultants, radiologists and midwives to name a few. We can conveniently book an ultrasound scan appointment via our online booking system or on the phone.

 

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Marylebone, London,

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Email: info@sonoworld.co.uk

 

 

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Sonoworld offers private ultrasound 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 ultrasound 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 ultrasound 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 ultrasound service offers the opportunity to take charge of your health and well being by booking an affordable private ultrasound scan at London’s best-known health district, the Harley Street.

 

Looking for a private ultrasound scan London?

You are in the right place if you are ultra smart and want to book an ultrasound in London with the best ultrasound clinic in Harley street, which is trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.

We all striving to achieve the best, every day of our lives but without our health, this is not possible. Our London ultrasound service offers the opportunity to take charge of your health and well being by booking an affordable private ultrasound scan at London’s best-known health district, the Harley Street, just a few minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube station. 

Click here to see the reasons our clients choose to have a private ultrasound.

We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to the NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.

At our London ultrasound clinic, we are able to offer you private ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

 

Looking for a Private Ultrasound Clinic?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private scan clinic in London. 

We offer same day and out of hours private scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.

Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of diagnostic sonography so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use ultra-modern diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld has been providing ultrasound scan services to the NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical sonography.

At our London ultrasound clinic, we are able to offer you ultrasound examinations without the wait and stress associated with the NHS.

 

Do I need a doctor's referral for an ultrasound test?

No, you don't need a doctors referral to have an ultrasound 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 an ultrasound scan today?

In most cases, we are able to offer you an ultrasound appointment on the same day. We are even able to offer you an ultrasound scan during your lunch break to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.

 

Private ultrasound scan nearby.

We are conveniently located in the heart of London, Harley Street and we are therefore easily accessible if you are living or you are working nearby and you want to have an ultrasound scan now.

 

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 ultrasound. 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 for ultrasound imaging that are being used are sonograms, US 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 CT and plain x-rays.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces 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 screen. Medical ultrasonography uses the same principle as the sonar that the navy uses to detect submarines.
Ultrasound 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 lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound 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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We offer a large range of private pregnancy scans in London starting with the early scan at 5 weeks gestation and other complimentary baby scans throughout your pregnancy including gender scangrowth scan and reassurance scans

We offer a same day private pregnancy scan service to provide you with peace of mind and quick reassurance about your pregnancy and your baby.

We also offer a range of 3D and 4D bonding scans for parents who want to meet their baby early. Our sonographers are fully qualified and comply with all the professional safety guidelines.

 

Why choose us for your private London ultrasound scan?

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic ultrasound scan services.  Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound scan service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.  

We offer the widest Range of ultrasound scans in London.

We offer a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:

Pelvic scan

Breast scans

Abdomen Ultrasound Scan

Kidneys, ureters & bladder scan

Thyroid and Neck ultrasound scans

Groin/Hernia scans

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:

Testicular ultrasound scan

Abdominal Ultrasound Scans

Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans

Neck and Thyroid scans

Groin/hernia scans

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

We also offer musculoskeletal ultrasound scans such as:

Shoulder scans

Elbows scans

Hands and wrists scans

Hip scans

Knee scans

Ankle and Feet

Soft tissue lumps & bumps

We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:

Carotid ultrasound scan

Abdominal Aorta

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans

How much are private scans?

The price of a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of ultrasound scan you need. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.

 

Book a private ultrasound scan appointment 

We offer evening and weekends appointments.  You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.

 

 

 

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