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Thyroid cancer - A private ultrasound scan can save your life.

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How a private ultrasound scan can diagnose thyroid cancer and save your life.

 

We saw lately in the news how a GP failed to refer a lady for a neck and thyroid ultrasound scan after she complained about a lump in the neck. Unfortunately, the patient later died from thyroid cancer. 

The patient visited the GP with a newly presented lump in her neck. After multiple visit in a period of 6 months, concerned that the lump was increasing in size, the GP decided to refer her for an ultrasound scan.

When eventually the patient had the neck and thyroid scan and consequent FNA the lump diagnosed as inoperative thyroid cancer and the patient subsequently died.

This is another sad story, heard too often. The same happened to 2 other patients that doctors missed blood clots and the patients died. You can read these stories here and here.

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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 private 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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Testicular lump or swelling? Could it be cancer? A quick ultrasound scan will give you the answer.

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Testicular lumps or swelling of the scrotum are very common and affect all ages. The first thing that always comes to mind is what if the lump is dreaded cancer.

A testicular ultrasound scan, a quick ultrasonic examination procedure using sound waves,  will be able to accurately tell you what the lump or swelling is.

 

The anatomy bit.

The testicles are the primary male reproductive organs housed in the scrotal sac and produce the sperm and testosterone.

You also have, what is called the epididymitis in the scrotal sac. Epididymitis is full of interrelated tubules where the sperm matures.

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Why have a Private Ultrasound Scan?

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There are multiple reasons why our clients choose to book a private ultrasound scan in our private ultrasound clinic in London.

Some of our clients have been referred for an ultrasound scan from their GP to help in diagnosing reasons for their health complaints. The hospital scan times, however, can be long.

The ultrasound waiting times in the NHS can be as long as six weeks and sometimes more, depending on your local hospital. So almost a month and a half that you have to wait to find out what’s wrong with you. This can have a detrimental effect on yourself as it will increase & anxiety.

When you eventually have received your ultrasound scan appointment, you have limited choice regarding the date and time of your scan. Yes, you can call in and reschedule your ultrasound appointment but, in most cases, you will go back to the end of the queue, unless there are any cancellations.

Now contrast this with our ultrasound clinic in London where not only you can book the same day ultrasound scan appointment but you can choose the time and date to suit you. Your daily stress is further minimised by being able to book an evening and weekend appointment, so there is no need to get stressed about being able to have a day off for your ultrasound scan.

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NHS refused an ultrasound scan to a pensioner who died three days later

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'WE WERE POWERLESS'  Pensioner, 79, died three days after being refused an ultrasound scan ‘that could have saved her life’

 

It was with great sadness that I read the article with the above title in yesterday's 'The Sun' newspaper. 

According to the article, Mrs. Sledmere attended her local hospital in London with abdominal pain and doctor diagnosed here with either gallstones or gastritis.

Unfortunately, she did not receive an ultrasound scan to confirm or exclude gallstones as they did not have any ultrasound scan appointments available at the time and they sent her home where she died three days later from perforated gallbladder.

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Ultrasound Scan - How, What, Why- All your questions answered

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Ultrasound Scan - How, What, Why- All your questions answered What is an ultrasound scan?

An ultrasound scan is a medical diagnostic imaging technique that utilises sound waves to obtain internal images of the body.

A probe, called transducer, rests on the skin. This probe sends soundwaves inside the body. Some of the sound waves bounce back to the prop and a powerful computer creates the black and white ultrasound image. The returning sound are called echoes.

Ultrasound scans are widely being used today as the first line of diagnostic imaging because they are relatively cheap, more available than CT and MRI and have no side effects.

 

Why should you have an ultrasound scan?

The reasons you might be having an ultrasound scan vary but, in most cases, you have been to your GP with some discomfort and maybe pain and your GP wants to see what is happening inside you.

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The Stronger I feel, The weaker I am: why?

In this article let’s talk about a little secret that nobody tells you when you go to the gym. In our modern physical activity, extremely high-intensity workouts like Crossfit, Bootcamp, Zumba, and any body pump exercises are getting popularity among women and man all across the world. While you are feeling stronger and fit, on the other side the condition and balance of the pelvic floor may be weaker causing many serious symptomatic and pathologic problem. One of the youtube videos that has had an impact on me is titled,, Crossfit, do you pee during exercises?’’

I have always asked myself why some of the physical activities which I feel, make me stronger on the outside make me, is the same time, so much weaker inside?

And this is the truth that we are ignoring day by day:

HIGH IMPACT EXERCISES ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE OVERLOAD ON INTRA-ABDOMINAL PRESSURE

Pelvic floor muscles (Levator ani muscle) have to contain this systematic increase of pressure in order to avoid that the visceral-pelvic-organs collapse down. The management of intra-abdominal pressure can fail if several risk factors coexist at the same time (frequency, load, intensity, the impact of training). The scientific literature found out that more than 80% of female athletes suffer from stress urinary incontinence, decrease in vaginal pressure compared to no-athletes and organs prolapse. For Stress Urinary incontinence means that there is an involuntary dissipation when we sneeze, cough, jump, run, or we do any physical effort in general.

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Diastasis recti- what it means and how can it be improved

  Diastasis recti - what it means and how can it be improved What is Diastasis recti? ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Diastasis recti...
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Mums - why you shouldn't buy an ultrasound scanner on eBay?

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  There is a growing trend of expectant worrying mothers to want to purchase an ultrasound scanner to monitor their babies progress. There are multiple ultrasound scanners that can be purchased on ebay for as little as £500. Some of them are even promising 3D images. Is it a good idea purchasing an ultrasound scanner to perform your own ultras...
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What is the Cost of private ultrasound in London?

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  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 avera...
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