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urinary tract ultrasound

 

Kidneys and Bladder Ultrasound Scan

 

 

Private Kidney Scan Summary:

Private scan of the Kidneys and Bladder.
No GP referral is required.
Same Time Results
Fully Qualified NHS Consultant Sonographers.
Full Bladder is Required.
CQC Registered.
Harley Street, London

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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 scan includes evaluation of:

  • Kidneys
  • Bladder

Reasons for having a urinary tract scan include:

  • Pain in the kidney region
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bladder issues
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Cystitis
  • Abnormal kidney function
  • Family history of kidney disease
  • Abnormal Blood Tests
  • Detect many tumours & cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Detect Stones
  • Detect water retention (Hydronephrosis)
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Polyps
  • Cysts
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

 

What is included with this scan?

  • Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.

 

Preparation

 

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 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.

 

 

Price: £129.00

 

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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.


 

 

 

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Private Scan Clinic

4 Harley Street,

Marylebone, London,

W1G 9PB

Tel: 020 3633 4902

Email: info@sonoworld.co.uk

 

 

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