The Urinary Tract Ultrasound Scan
Urinary tract or water works problems are very common affecting both sexes. Kidney stones can cause immerse pain and blood in the urine. Kidney stones can cause pain and also stop the kidneys from draining in the bladder by blocking the ureters resulting in what is called hydronephrosis. If renal hydronephrosis is left untreated can result in scaring and other significant problems with your kidneys. Bladder problems are also very common. In men, bladder problems can be associated with enlarged prostate. In women can be amongst other causes, result of uterine fibroids that press on the bladder. In ideal circumstances diagnosis and proper treatment/management of the symptoms should be accomplished as soon as possible but the long NHS waiting lists can cause unnecessary pain and distress. This why our clients take control of their health and choose a private ultrasound scan with us.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The Urinary Tract ultrasound scan evaluates the:
Reasons for having a urinary tract scan include:
- Pain in the kidney region
- Blood in the urine
- Bladder issues
- Enlarged prostate
- Urinary tract infection
- Abnormal kidney function
- Family history of kidney disease
- Abnormal Blood Tests
- Detect many tumours and cancers
- Detect Stones
- Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
- Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
What is included with this scan?
Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.
For this scan you need to have full bladder and it is therefore required that you drink 1lt (2 pints of water) 1 hr before the scan.
What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?
Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch and exposed part of your abdomen. We will put a little bit of gel on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of your internal organs. During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
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 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 radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some 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. It is the same principle with the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid 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 and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.
Private Ultrasound Scan 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.
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.
How much are private 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 an 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.