The Shoulder Ultrasound Scan
Shoulder ultrasound is consistently used in the assessment of the shoulder joint. It is quick painless ultrasound scan examination and readily available. It is also a dynamic examination unlikely MRI and therefore the muscles, tendon, the rotator cuff and soft tissue can be evaluated in real time and under movement.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The purpose of this shoulder ultrasound scan is to provide an ultrasonic assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the shoulder and assess the rotator cuff. They include:
- Biceps Tendon
- Teres Minor
- Deltoid Muscle
Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the shoulder
Reasons for having a shoulder scan include:
Rotator cuff problems
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
- Joint effusion
- Vascular pathology
- Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
- Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed
- Post surgical complications eg abscess, oedema
- Guidance of injection, aspiration or biopsy
- Some bony pathology.
What is included with this scan?
- Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.
No preparation is necessary for this scan.
What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?
Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and expose your shoulder (a dressing gown will be provided for the ladies). A small amount of gel will be placed on your shoulder and the probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move joints or limbs during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
Limitation of Shoulder ultrasound scan
The shoulder ultrasound scan offers little or no diagnostic information for internal structures such as the gleno-humeral ligaments. Ultrasound is complimentary with other modalities, including plain X-ray, CT, MRI and arthroscopy.
Price: £129.00 (£179 for both shoulders)
What treatments are there for shoulder pain?
If your shoulder pain doesn’t improve with simple medications, other treatments are available. Your doctor will be able to give more specific advice.
Physiotherapy and occupational therapy
Most shoulder problems will benefit from physiotherapy. A physiotherapist will assess your condition and put together a tailored treatment programme.
The aim of physiotherapy is to improve symptoms and restore function. The approach will depend on whether you have a short-term (acute) problem or a long-standing (chronic) condition.
Steroid injections into the joint can help shoulder problems. The steroid is usually given along with a local anaesthetic, and you should find your shoulder pain improves quite quickly.
The injections reduce inflammation and allow you to move your shoulder more comfortably, though you shouldn’t use your shoulder for anything too strenuous the first two days after an injection. The pain relief should allow you to do your physiotherapy exercises more easily.
Most shoulder problems improve without the need for surgery. But some conditions can be helped by surgery.
If an operation is needed it can often be performed using keyhole techniques, which require a smaller incision, and often reduce the recovery time needed.
Private Shoulder Ultrasound Scans in London
Sonoworld provides competitively priced private London ultrasound scans so that you can achieve early diagnosis without the long NHS waiting lists.
We are able to offer you:
- Same day ultrasound scan appointments.
- Easy to use online scan booking service where you can choose the best time and day suitable to you.
- Same time ultrasound scan report to take with you to your GP.
- Convenient central London location (Regents Park and Great Portland Street tube stations)
- Direct line to our Sonographers to answer any questions and not a call centre.
- You can take control of your health with our competitively priced private ultrasound scan examinations.
Looking for a Private Shoulder Ultrasound Scan in London?
You are in the right place if you are looking for a private ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics, London we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location next to Harley Street.
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 medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.
At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.
Why choose us for your private shoulder 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 service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.
Who will perform my shoulder private ultrasound scan?
Your ultrasound scan will be performed by one of our knowledgeable consultant sonographers. All our sonographers are qualified to UK and USA ultrasound standards so you can be assured that there is no compromise on the diagnostic accuracy of your ultrasound scan.
How much are the private shoulder ultrasound scans?
The price you’ll pay for a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of scan you want an appointment for. 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 shoulder 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.
We offer the widest Range of ultrasound scans in London.
We offer a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:
Upper and lower abdominal scans
Kidneys, ureters & bladder scans
Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:
Testicular ultrasound scans
Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans
We also offer musculoskeletal scans such as:
Hands and wrists scans
Ankle and Feet
Soft tissue lumps & bumps
We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans
Private Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans
We offer a large range of private pregnancy ultrasound in London starting with the early pregnancy scan at 5 weeks gestation and other complimentary scans throughout your pregnancy including gender scan, growth scan, 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.