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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.

 

Price: £129.00

 

 

 

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Private ultrasound London 

You are in the right place if you want to book a private scan in London's Harley Street area, in a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.
Sonoworld offers private ultrasound scans and other healthcare tests such as blood tests to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health and the health of your baby so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.

Can I pay for an ultrasound?

Yes, you can pay for an ultrasound scan. Sonoworld offers direct access to private Ultrasound Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, your diagnostic scan might be covered. Please confirm with your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Why should you have a private scan at Sonoworld, London?

You have been probably referred by your doctor for a diagnostic ultrasound examination but the NHS waiting times are long and you want rapid answers. 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.

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 patients know that at Sonoworld will get sound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of care. 

These are some of the reasons our clients choose to have a private scan.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No, you don't need a doctors referral to have an ultrasound at Sonoworld. Most of our patients, in fact, are having a scan while they're waiting for their doctor's appointment.

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Pregnancy Scans

Our London Ultrasound Clinic offers a wide range of pregnancy scans such as Early Pregnancy and Dating Scans, Gender Scans, reassurance and Growth Scans to monitor the fetal growth and development.

4D Baby Scans

We offer a range of 3D and 4D pregnancy scans for our expectant parents who can't wait to meet their unborn baby available from the 26th week of pregnancy.  Our ultrasound machine offers exceptional quality 3D and 4D ultrasound images.

 

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 work around your schedule to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.

How much does it cost to have an ultrasound scan in London? 

It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing in this world. This is why our medical and baby scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

The cost of our ultrasound scans ranges starting from £149 and are priced per area scanned.

How do i book a scan?

You can book an ultrasound appointment by using our easy to use online diary where you can select the most suitable time and day or by calling us direct on 020 3633 4902.

 

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