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Private Breast Ultrasound

 

Private breast ultrasound - Breast lumps are very common and the private breast scan is the easiest and fastest way to evaluate these lumps. The breast scan uses sound waves to produce pictures of the internal structures of the breast. It is primarily used to help diagnose breast lumps or other abnormalities your doctor may have found during a physical exam, mammogram or breast MRI. Ultrasound scans are safe, noninvasive and do not use ionizing radiation.

 

Harley Street's Leading Private Ultrasound Clinic

At 4 Harley Street, London Sonoworld is located at the start of Harley Street medical legacy. We offer first class, state or the art diagnostic ultrasound scans and personalised care. Please call 020 3633 4902 to find out more or

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 What is the purpose of this breast ultrasound?

The breast ultrasound will examine your breast for any lumps you may have found.

 

Reasons for having a private breast ultrasound:

There are multiple reasons as to why you would have a private breast ultrasound scan but the most common reasons are the following:

    • Palpable breast lump, lumpiness, texture change, nipple discharge
    • A change in mammogram or MRI that needs further evaluation
    • Check-ups of previously diagnosed noncancerous breast lumps
    • Breast pain
    • To see if breast lumps are cysts or solid
    • To check breast implants and surrounding breast tissue
    • Prophylactic examination

To find out how to do a self breast exam visit this link.

 

Breast Ultrasound Scan

Found a lump on your breasts? Worried about being breast cancer? Book a scan today using our online booking system. BOOK NOW

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Preparation for this breast ultrasound scan.

  • No preparation for this private ultrasound scan is necessary.

What should I expect during the breast ultrasound scan?

Before the breast ultrasound scan, the sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to lie on the examination couch and expose your breasts and you may be asked to raise your arm above your head. A small amount of ultrasound gel will be placed on your skin and a small ultrasound probe will be used to obtain images of the breast tissue.  You might see red and blue colours on the screen but this is nothing to worry about and it is what is called colour Doppler ultrasoundOnce the imaging is completed, the clear ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin. The ultrasound gel does not stain or discolor clothing.
During and after the breast ultrasound examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.

 

 

Breast Ultrasounds

Ultrasound is safe and painless and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning, involves the use of a small transducer (probe) and ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. High-frequency sound waves are transmitted from the probe through the gel into the body. The transducer collects the sounds that bounce back and the computer uses those sound waves to create an image. Ultrasound examinations do not use radiation. As ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show the structure and movement of the body's internal organs, as well as blood flowing through blood vessels this is what is called colour doppler ultrasound.

Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces pictures of the internal structures of the breast.

During a breast ultrasound examination, the sonographer  performing the test may use Doppler techniques to evaluate blood flow or lack of flow in any breast mass. In some cases, this may provide additional information as to the cause of the mass.

Many studies have shown that ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help supplement mammography by detecting breast cancers that may not be visible with mammography. MRI is more sensitive than ultrasound in picking up breast cancer, but MRI may not be available to all women. If screening MRI is performed, then screening ultrasound is not needed, although ultrasound may still  be used to characterize and biopsy abnormalities seen on MRI.

When ultrasound is used for screening, abnormalities not visible with mammography may be identified, including some that may require biopsy. Many of the abnormalities found with screening breast ultrasound are not cancer (false positives), but breast US allows for a full examination.

Ultrasound can be offered as a screening tool for women who:

  • Are at high risk for breast cancer and unable to undergo an MRI examination.
  • Are pregnant or should not be exposed to x-rays (which is necessary for a mammogram).
  • Have increased breast density— when the breasts have a lot of glandular and connective tissue and not much fatty tissue.

What are the benefits vs. risks of breast ultrasound scan?

Benefits

  • Most ultrasound scanning is noninvasive (no needles or injections).
  • Occasionally, an ultrasound exam may be temporarily uncomfortable, but it should not be painful.
  • Ultrasound is widely available, easy-to-use and less expensive than other imaging methods.
  • Ultrasound imaging is extremely safe and does not use any ionizing radiation.
  • Ultrasound scanning gives a clear picture of soft tissues that do not show up well on x-ray images.
  • Ultrasound provides real-time imaging, making it a good tool for guiding minimally invasive procedures such as needle biopsies and fluid aspiration.
  • Ultrasound imaging can help detect lesions in women with dense breasts.
  • Ultrasound may help detect and classify a breast lesion that cannot be interpreted adequately through mammography alone.
  • Using ultrasound, sonographers are able to determine that many areas of clinical concern are due to normal tissue (such as fat lobules) or benign cysts. For most women 30 years of age and older, a mammogram will be used together with ultrasound. For women under age 30, ultrasound alone is often sufficient to determine whether an area of concern needs a biopsy or not.

Risks

  • For standard diagnostic ultrasound, there are no known harmful effects on humans.
  • Interpretation of a breast ultrasound examination may lead to additional procedures such as follow-up ultrasound and/or aspiration or biopsy. Many of the areas thought to be of concern turn out to be non-cancerous.
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What are the limitations of Ultrasound Scan Imaging of the Breast?

 

  • Ultrasound is one of the tools used in breast imaging, but it does not replace annual mammography.
  • Many cancers are not visible on ultrasound. Many calcifications seen on mammography cannot be seen on ultrasound. Some early breast cancers only show up as calcifications on mammography. MRI findings that are due to cancer are not always seen with ultrasound.
  • A biopsy may be recommended to determine if a suspicious abnormality is a cancer or not.
  • Most suspicious findings on an ultrasound scan that require biopsy are not cancers.
  • Many facilities do not offer ultrasound screening, and the procedure may not be covered by some insurance plans.
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Price of the breast Ultrasound Scan:  £159.00 (Both Breasts £199)

 

 

   

Breast Ultrasound Scan

Found a lump on your breasts? Worried about being breast cancer? Book a scan today using our online booking system. BOOK NOW

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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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Address: 

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services

Private Scan Clinic

4 Harley Street,

Marylebone, London,

W1G 9PB

Tel: 020 3633 4902

Email: info@sonoworld.co.uk

 

 

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