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Prudential RideLondon cycling events

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Prudential RideLondon cycling event will take place on Saturday 28th of July in central London and on Sunday 29th of July in closed roads in the east, central and south-west London, and in parts of Surrey.

As the London cycling event involves road closures and the London transport system will be significantly busier than usual this can affect your travelling time to our ultrasound clinic in Harley Street.

According to Transport for London:

Travel disruption and advice during the RideLondon EventDrivers

Road closures will impact more than the immediate Prudential RideLondon event routes, which cannot be crossed by vehicles. Drivers are advised to, wherever possible, avoid areas near and around the event routes as follows:

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8 facts you didn’t know about Harley Street, the most prestigious medical community in London.

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8 facts you didn’t know about Harley Street, the most prestigious medical community in London.

 

Most of the people all over the world have heard about Harley Street, the most prestigious centre of high-quality private clinics in London. There are however 8 facts however that not many people know about. The private clinics and therapy rooms stretching from Cavendish Square Gardens near Oxford Street to the south as far as Marylebone Road and Regent’s Park in the North, nearly a kilometre in length.Harley Street is situated in close proximity to some of London’s main railway stations, such as Kings Cross and Paddington, Harley Street is highly accessible.  Fact 1.Harley Street takes his name from Edward Harley the 2nd Earl of Oxford and with many of the roads named after him and his family. In 1715, he began building the houses on Harley Street and surrounding streets, such as Cavendish Square. After his death, the estate was inherited by his daughter who married the Duke of Portland that nearby Portland Street took its names off. Fact 2.Harley Street is owned de Walden family and managed by the Howard de Walden Estate.  Fact 3.It was an appeal the mid-19th century that Cavendish Square became a prestigious location for physicians’ consulting rooms and doctors began to colonise the southern end of Harley Street in order to be near the square.  Fact  4.The Medical Society of London opened in Chandos Street in 1873 then the Royal Society of Medicine in Wimpole Street in 1912 and remained there since then. Fact 5.Harley Street has accommodated a number of famous medical professionals and celebrities such as:  Sir Joseph Lister, the pioneer in antiseptic surgery lived just around the corner from Harley Street at 12 Park Crescent. Lister promoted the idea of sterile surgery which led to a reduction in post-operative infections and made surgery safer for patients.  Florence Nightingale, the “lady with the lamp” moved to Harley Street in 1853 to become superintendent of a gentlewomen’s nursing home located at No. 1 Harley Street. King George VI was treated for severe stammer by Lionel Logue a speech therapist based in 146 Harley street. The film based on the story, The King’s Speech, was filmed nearby on Portland Place.Stephen Hawking also sought help here after he was diagnosed with a motor neurone disease.  Fact 6.In 1860, there were around 20 medical practices existed on the street. In the Georgian period, there were over 200 doctors based in Harley Street. Today, there are more than 5,000 medical specialists operating out of what is known as the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA). Fact 7.Sir Frederick Teves based at Harley Street, performed the world’s first ever appendectomy, to save the life of Edward VII shortly before his coronation. Fact 8It is well known that clients perceive Harley Street as the place to go to find the best healthcare professionals and more than 10% of Harley Street clients travelled to be treated from abroad. So next time you visit our private ultrasound clinic, take the time to walk along Harley Street and enjoy the history and the architecture of the area. Visit Our Private Ultrasound Clinic:

Address: The Hale Clinic,

4 Harley Street,                                                                                                                    

Marylebone, London,

W1G 9PB

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What is the Cost of private ultrasound in Harley Street, London?

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 What is the Cost of private ultrasound in Harley Street, London?

The main reason of having a private scan in London is to jump the NHS que that can be up to 6 weeks. Other than faster diagnosis and treatments people choose to have a private scan due to the flexibility od choosing a date and time that doesnt not affect their working life and plans.

Many people want to know what a private ultrasound cost is in London, but unfortunately there is no quick answer. Well, there is, but the answer is "it depends…….!"

The private scan prices reported online by Private Health in London  and mainly in Harley street where we are located ranging from £180 to £400 with an average price of £327 for the private abdominal scan.

Some websites from ultrasound clinics that offer private scans in London advertise ultrasound prices starting from £30. It does makes you however wonder what you get for your money.

In one of the private scan clinics in London you get a 10mins scan ... This raises concerns about the diagnostic accuracy of these scans. Would you trust them with your and your loved ones lives?

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Ultrasound Scan: Colour Doppler, Duplex, and Triplex Doppler. What do they mean?

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You are having an ultrasound scan or your doctor recommended a colour Doppler, duplex or triplex scan. It is normal to get confused as these are not terms that you use every day. On this post, we will try to demystify some of the terms related to ultrasound scanning.

Ultrasound was discovered in 1880 by Jacques and Pierre Curie and its first application was to detect submarines in 1917. In 1956, a team led by Obstetrician Ian Donald and engineer Tom Brown develop the first ultrasound machine to be used in clinical practice. As you can imagine the first applications of ultrasound were primarily in baby scanning. By the end of the 20th century, ultrasound scans were extensively used in maternity clinics.

Initially, the ultrasound images used to be black and white – and still are. These images are called 2D images as being two-dimensional.

 

Doppler Ultrasound

Colour Doppler or colour flow Doppler, that was discovered by Christian Doppler in 1841, is the technology to visualize blood flow during an ultrasound scan. Colour flow is being used all the time these days as it helps to differentiate between different structures, for example, a blood vessel and a cyst that can have the similar appearance on ultrasound. It helps to evaluate the vascularity of a tumour found for example in the breast scan, pelvic scan or liver scan. It helps to evaluate vascularity of whole organs such as in the thyroid scan in cases of thyroiditis.

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Improved ultrasound scan Image quality with our new Ultrasound scanner

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We are delighted to introduce our revolutionary NEW High-Performance Ultrasound scanner, with its exceptional ultrasound scan image resolution, it aids fast and accurate diagnosis. We can offer prompt ultrasound appointment times and facilitate proficient diagnostic solutions all in one visit.

Our highly skilled Consultant Sonographers, educated in well-renowned universities from the UK and abroad, have over 20 years of ultrasound scanning experience in the NHS and the private sector. Their unparalleled knowledge combined with experience and passion for ultrasound is your assurance that we will deliver a service second to none. On hand Consultants, Radiologists provide backup opinion and advice as necessary

Combined with our extended opening hours, evenings and weekends and absence of waiting lists, we are able to not only provide the highest standard of care but to minimize anxiety, prevent delay and ensure treatment is given promptly and confidentially.

At Sonoworld Harley Street, London we offer complex ultrasound examinations including Abdominal, Pelvis, Obstetric, 3D/ 4D, Head and Neck, Breast, Soft tissue lumps and bumps, a wide spectrum of Vascular and the whole range of MSK scans. Additionally, we provide innovative well-being screening packages which can detect early some of the commonest illnesses and can prevent life-threatening conditions. Combined with electronic reporting your results can be instantly made available to your own doctor anywhere in the 'sono' world.

 

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Private Ultrasound Scan at Sonoworld, London

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 scan , growth 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 p...
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