FAQs



General Ultrasound Scanning Questions

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.

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?

Sound travels in waves. Ultrasound is sound which travels at a higher frequency than we can hear.

Ultrasound examinations known as scans are done by building up pictures from the return of sound waves as they bounce back from any resistance they meet. The sound waves can be directed to and bounced back from the surfaces of various structures within the body to form pictures on a television screen.

The ultrasound waves are sent to and from the body by moving a hand-held sensor which is similar to a microphone over the surface of the skin of the area to be examined. Pictures, known as images are taken for doctors and senior radiographers look at them and diagnose your condition.

Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. They are also used to guide the position of needles for injections. 

Where can I get an ultrasound scan without a doctor's referral.

In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.


Abdominal Ultrasound Q&A

Is fasting required for the abdominal ultrasound?

There is inaccurate information online about the length of fasting required for an abdominal ultrasound scan. Some websites suggest 8 to 12 hours which is excessive, cruel and outdated. You only need to fast for at least four hours for an abdominal scan. You are allowed to have clear fluids such as water.

What is an ultrasound scan on liver

A liver ultrasound scan or an ultrasound scan of the abdomen is a diagnostic investigation to evaluate your liver for any abnormality. This diagnostic investigation uses ultrasound waves instant of radiation like a CT scan.

How to book an abdominal ultrasound scan

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, however, you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.

How much are the private abdominal ultrasound scans?

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 is in this world. This is why our medical scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

Looking for a Private Abdominal Scan in Harley Street?

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 at the beginning of 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.

Looking for an abdominal ultrasound scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans 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. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. 

Why choose us for your private abdominal 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.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

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

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

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  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. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

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 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 as 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.

What are the limitations of Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging?

Ultrasound does not travel well in the bowel or gas so you can not fully evaluate abdominal organs such as stomach and bowel or organs obscured by the bowel.

It can also 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.

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

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive.
  • 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 ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues such as liver that does not show up well on x-rays.

Risks

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

Where can I get an ultrasound scan without a doctor's referral.

In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.

How long does it take to get an abdominal ultrasound?

The waiting time for an ultrasound scan appointment in your local NHS hospital varies but in most cases should take place in or around six weeks. In our private scan clinic it is possible to have a Private abdominal ultrasound scan the same or the next day.

Can you see cancer in the abdomen with ultrasound?

Ultrasound scans can detect cancer. The abdominal ultrasound scan will evaluate your liver, kidneys, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen for any abnormality. If a mass is seen with ultrasound, which could be suggestive of the existence of abdominal cancer, further imaging with CT or MRI will be necessary to confirm the existence of cancer.

What is an ultrasound scan?

Sound travels in waves. Ultrasound is sound which travels at a higher frequency than we can hear.

Ultrasound examinations known as scans are done by building up pictures from the return of sound waves as they bounce back from any resistance they meet. The sound waves can be directed to and bounced back from the surfaces of various structures within the body to form pictures on a television screen.

The ultrasound waves are sent to and from the body by moving a hand-held sensor which is similar to a microphone over the surface of the skin of the area to be examined. Pictures, known as images are taken for doctors and senior radiographers look at them and diagnose your condition.

Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. They are also used to guide the position of needles for injections. 

What do you do for a fatty liver?

In general, if you have fatty liver, and in particular if you have NASH, you should:

•lose weight – safely. ...
•lower your triglycerides through diet, medication or both.
•avoid alcohol.
•control your diabetes, if you have it.
•eat a balanced, healthy diet.
•increase your physical activity.

What is non alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions where there is an accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a non-serious condition called fatty liver.

What is hepatic steatosis of the liver?

Steatosis or fatty liver as otherwise known is a term that describes the buildup of fatty deposits in the liver. Having fat in your liver is normal, but if more than 5 to 10 percent is fat, then it's called fatty liver disease. Fatty liver is a reversible condition that can be resolved with diet and exercise.

Will it hurt?

No. Ultrasound is painless and safe. You will not have any effect from it. There are no after effects either.

What does an ultrasound of the abdomen show?

An ultrasound scan of the upper abdomen will provide information about the appearance of your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys and spleen.

This will help to diagnose or exclude a wide range of abdominal conditions normally causing pain and discomfort in the upper abdomen such as gallstones and kidneys stones.


Testicular Ultrasound Q&A

How much is the private testicular ultrasound?

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 is in this world. This is why our medical scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

Looking for a testicular scan in London?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private testicular 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 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 testicular ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

How to book a testicular ultrasound scan

You can book the private testicular ultrasound scan by either using our online booking system where you can choose a suitable date and time or you can call us direct and speak to one of our sonographers.

What is the most common age for testicular cancer?

In adults, testicular cancer is more common between the age of 25 – 40 years old and from 60+. This, however, does not mean that you should stop checking your scrotum for any lumps.

What are the early warning signs of testicular cancer?

The main signs of testicular cancer is mainly a testicular lump that can be associated with heaviness or pulling in the groin area and sometimes testicular pain. The testicular scan is quick and painless and will provide you with instant answers about your symptoms.

Can testicular cancer be detected on an ultrasound?

The short answer is Yes testicular cancer can be detected on ultrasound. Testicular ultrasound is the main primary diagnostic investigation for any abnormalities within the scrotum.

Why choose us for your private testicular 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 testicular scan appointments in a clean, relaxing and caring environment.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your loved ones is in good hands.  

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

What are the benefits and risks of the testicular 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.
  • Ultrasound scanning is dynamic and can evaluate body structures in real time.

Risks

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

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

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  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. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

What are the common causes of testicular lumps?

It is recommended to regularly check the testis for any lumps or for anything that doesn't feel right.

The testis is the ovoid structure within the scrotal sack. Within the scrotum, there is also the head, tail and body of the epididymis.

The epididymis is full of small tubules where the sperm matures. These tubules sometimes get blocked and expand resulting on what is called epididymal cyst.

Epididymal cysts are harmless and they are very common.

Sometimes the tubules leak and sperm escape within the scrotal sac resulting sometimes in discomfort.

Hydrocoele is fluid around the testis.

Infections are also common in the testis resulting in an inflamed epididymis that can also feel like a lump. 

It is also possible for cancer to be developed inside the testis and it is therefore very important if you find any lumps to have them checked as soon as possible with ultrasound.

You can find out more about testicular lumps and testicular cancer in this article.

 


Hernia Ultrasound Scan Q&A

The 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 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 as 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.

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

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  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. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

Looking for a hernia ultrasound scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans 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. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. 

Looking for a private hernia scan in Harley Street?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private hernia ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location at the beginning of 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.

How much is the hernia private scan?

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 is in this world. This is why our medical ultrasound scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

How to book a hernia ultrasound scan.

You can book a private hearing you ultrasound scan in our Harley Street clinic by using our online booking diary where you can choose the most suitable time and day to suit you or you can call us. We offer evening, lunchtime and weekends appointments.

Do hernias go away on their own?

No, hernias do not heal themselves. This is because the cause of the hernai is an abdominal wall defect that will require a surgical procedure to be repaired.

What can happen if a hernia is not treated?

This will depend on if a hernia contains fat or bowel. If a hernia contains bowel it is possible that the bowel can be strangulated and will require emergency surgical intervention.

Can you see inguinal hernia on ultrasound?

Yes, an inguinal hernia is visible on an ultrasound scan and ultrasound is normally the first diagnostic modality used to diagnose and inguinal hernia.

Can a hernia be missed on ultrasound?

An abdominal hearing you will be visible ultrasound if during the examination the hernia is popping out through the abdominal defect. Our sonographers are very experienced in diagnosing abdominal hernias and can use various techniques to achieve the correct diagnosis.

Is a hernia visible in an ultrasound?

Yes, an ultrasound scan will be able to demonstrate the existence of a hernia. It will also be able to confirm if a hernia is moving freely or if it is strangulated.


Kidney Scan Q&A

Can bladder stones be seen on an ultrasound?

 Large stones are clearly visible as they create shadowing behind the stone.  Small stones within the bladder can be difficult to visualise and this is why you need to make sure that the sonographer doing your scan is an experienced one.

Can you see a kidney stone on an ultrasound?

Yes, kidney stones are visible on ultrasound scanning. Kidney stones are not directly visible if they are within the ureter, the tube that connects your kidney to the bladder. When kidney stones are in the ureter they cause backflow of urine and the arena pelvis swells.

Can you see kidney cancer in an ultrasound?

Yes, kidney cancer looks like a structure that disturbs there is more outline of the kidney.

What is a kidney scan?

A kidney scan is a diagnostic investigation to evaluate your kidneys and bladder (and prostate in men) for any abnormality. This diagnostic investigation uses ultrasound waves instead of radiation like a CT scan.

How to book a kidney ultrasound scan.

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

How much are the private kidney scans?

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 is in this world. This is why our medical scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

Looking for a Private Kidney Scan in Harley Street?

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 at the beginning of 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.

Looking for a kidney ultrasound scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans 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. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. 

Why choose us for your private kidney 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.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

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

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

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  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. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

About Kidney Ultrasound

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 as 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.

What are the limitations of renal Ultrasound Imaging?

Ultrasound does not travel well in the bowel or gas so you can not fully evaluate abdominal organs such as stomach and bowel or organs obscured by the bowel.

It can also 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.

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

Benefits

  • Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive.
  • 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 ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues such as liver that does not show up well on x-rays.

Risks

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

Where can I get a kidney scan without a doctor's referral.

In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.

How long does it take to get a Urinary tract ultrasound?

The waiting time for an ultrasound scan appointment in your local NHS hospital varies but in most cases should take place in or around six weeks. In our private scan clinic, it is possible to have a private kidney ultrasound scan the same or the next day.

What is a Kidney ultrasound scan?

Sound travels in waves. Ultrasound is sound which travels at a higher frequency than we can hear.

Ultrasound examinations known as scans are done by building up pictures from the return of sound waves as they bounce back from any resistance they meet. The sound waves can be directed to and bounced back from the surfaces of various structures within the body to form pictures on a television screen.

The ultrasound waves are sent to and from the body by moving a hand-held sensor which is similar to a microphone over the surface of the skin of the area to be examined. Pictures, known as images are taken for doctors and senior radiographers look at them and diagnose your condition.

Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. They are also used to guide the position of needles for injections. 

What does an ultrasound of the Urinary tract show?

An ultrasound scan of the kidneys and bladder will provide information about the appearance of your kidneys and bladder.

This will help to diagnose or exclude a wide range of renal and bladder conditions normally causing pain and discomfort such kidneys stones.


Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Q&A

How to book a thyroid ultrasound scan.

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, however, you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.

How much are the private neck ultrasound scans?

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 is in this world. This is why our medical scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

Looking for a Private Neck Scan in Harley Street?

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 at the beginning of 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.

Looking for a thyroid and neck scan in London?

Our ultrasound clinic specialises in diagnostic private ultrasound scans 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. This is because our clients know that Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service. 

Why choose us for your private thyroid 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.

Our sonographers are advanced consultant practitioners with years of ultrasound scanning experience. They are fully qualified, registered with the HCPC, BMUS and SoR. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

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

Who interprets the thyroid and neck scan results and how do I get them?

A sonographer, otherwise known as ultrasonographer is a highly trained and specialised healthcare professional who performs and understands medical ultrasound scans and images,  will perform your Private ultrasound investigation and provide you with a diagnostic report of the findings, that you can take to your doctor for continuity of care.  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. They perform a large number of diagnostic scans every week and they are always up today with the newest technological trends and ultrasound guidelines. You can, therefore, rest assured that your health and the health of your baby and loved ones in good hands.  is in good hands. 

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 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 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 as 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.

Where can I get a thyroid scan without a doctor's referral.

In our ultrasound scan clinic in Harley Street, you can book a private scan without the need for a doctor's referral.

What is a thyroid ultrasound scan?

Sound travels in waves. Ultrasound is sound which travels at a higher frequency than we can hear.

Ultrasound examinations known as scans are done by building up pictures from the return of sound waves as they bounce back from any resistance they meet. The sound waves can be directed to and bounced back from the surfaces of various structures within the body to form pictures on a television screen.

The ultrasound waves are sent to and from the body by moving a hand-held sensor which is similar to a microphone over the surface of the skin of the area to be examined. Pictures, known as images are taken for doctors and senior radiographers look at them and diagnose your condition.

Ultrasound scans can be used to diagnose a variety of conditions. They are also used to guide the position of needles for injections. 

What does an ultrasound of the thyroid show?

An ultrasound scan of the thyroid will provide information about the appearance of your thyroid and any pathology.

This will help to diagnose or exclude a wide range of thyroid conditions such as thyroiditis and the existence of bening or malignant thyroid nodules.


DVT Scan Q&A

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.

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.

What are 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.

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.

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.

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.


Breast Scan Q&A

Book a breast ultrasound 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.

Why choose us for your private breast ultrasound ?

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.  

Looking for a Private Breast Ultrasound Scan in London?

You are in the right place if you are looking for a private breast ultrasound in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location, Harley Street.

We offer same day and out of hours private breast 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 breast ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.

Who will perform my breast private ultrasound scan?

Your breast 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.

Private Breast Ultrasound Scans in London

Sonoworld provides competitively priced private breast ultrasound scans so that you can achieve early diagnosis without the long NHS waiting lists. 

We are able to offer you:

  • Same day private ultrasound  scan appointments.
  • Easy to use booking service where you can choose the best time and day suitable to you for your private breast ultrasound scan.
  • Same time ultrasound scan report
  • Convenient central London location  - Harley Street
  • Direct line to our Consultant Sonographers to answer any questions and not a call centre.
  • You can take control of your health with our competitively priced private breast ultrasound scan examinations.

Harley street breast clinic prices

The price of the breast ultrasound scan in our Harley street is competitive and very affordable.

You can get same time answers about your health and our prices start from £159.

Do ultrasounds show breast cancer?

The breast ultrasound scan is the best way to find out if the lump is solid (i.e a benign fibroadenoma or cancer) or fluid-filled such as a benign cyst). FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) will be required to confirm if a solid lump is cancerous.

Can you detect breast cancer with an ultrasound?

The breast ultrasound scan is the best way to find out if the lump is solid (i.e a benign fibroadenoma or cancer) or fluid-filled such as a benign cyst). FNA (Fine Needle Aspiration) will be required to confirm if a solid lump is cancerous.

Do I need a Doctor's referral for a private breast scan?

Unlike an NHS breast ultrasound scan a doctor's referral is not neccesarry for a private breast scan. You can book your breast ultrasound scan by using our online booking system or by calling us.

Why does my doctor want me to have a breast ultrasound?

A breast ultrasound is a more specific diagnostic method than a mammogram, and can show parts of the breasts that are not visible on a mammogram (underarms and near the chest wall). An ultrasound may be recommended if your mammogram is inconclusive, or depending on the location of an unusual lump.


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