Private Ultrasound Scans

International Ultrasound Services offers private ultrasound scans in a central, easily accesible London location. We offer a range of affordable medical ultrasound examinations for adults and throughout your pregnancy. We are conveniently located no more than 3mins walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station.

 

We offers the following Diagnostic Ultrasounds:


 

 

 

 

Ultrasound Clinic Opening Hours Independent Client Reviews
  • Monday - Friday: 6pm-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-1pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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What is Ultrasound?

The ultrasound scan or ultrasonography as otherwise known is a painless diagnostic imaging technique utilising sound waves to produce internal images of the body.

It is called ultrasound as the sound frequency being used is at the region of 1 to 20MHz. A sound frequency that the human ear can’t hear. These are the frequencies used by the navy sonar and by animal echolocation such as dolphins and bats.

 

Ultrasound Scans London

You are in the right place if you want to book an ultrasound scan in London, in a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants.
We offers private ultrasound scans and other healthcare tests such as pregnancy blood tests to provide you with fast diagnosis about your health and the health of your baby so that you can continue enjoying your every day.

 

Why choose us for your ultrasound scan?

Our can clinic is conveniently located in the heart of London, just a few minutes’ walk from Notting Hill Gate station, in a cobbled cul-de-sac off Kensington Mall in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. 
We offer same day and weekend affordable flexible appointments in a clean and caring environment, to suit your needs. 
We have years of experience in medical ultrasound. Experience gained through scanning for flagship NHS trusts alongside leaders in the field of diagnostic medical imaging including obstetric ultrasonography, abdominal ultrasound, urology (urinary), musculoskeletal, gynaecologic sonography, testicular (scrotal) and vascular imaging examinations. You can, therefore be assured that your health is in good hands.

We are also experts in pregnancy scans and we regularly rotate through our hospital Early Pregnancy Unit that mainly deals with recurrent miscarriage. Our full range of imaging services can be viewed via the site menu. 
Our competitively priced private scan services and personalised care is second to none and this is the reason our clients recommend us to friends and family. 

 

Affordable Private Ultrasound Scans in London.

An ultrasound scan is a painless diagnostic test using high frequency sound waves to create images of organs and other structures inside your body. There is no radiation exposure and the sound used believed to be harmless. A probe is placed on your skin, over the part of the body being examined. The sounds generated are sent to the scanner monitor that shows real-time images of the underlying body structures.

 

 

Vascular Ultrasounds

We offer duplex private ultrasounds such as deep vein thrombosis, carotids and abdominal aorta tests to diagnose venous and arterial disease. We can visualise the health of your blood vessels using advanced doppler techniques, power doppler and spectral doppler. If you are therefore looking for vascular imaging near Notting Hill Gate tube station call us or use our online booking system to book your appointment.

 

 

Are baby scans harmful to the foetus?

Diagnostic sonography as otherwise known is a safe, painless diagnostic imaging technique. The technology uses high frequency sound waves to produce internal images of the body and therefore is not harmful to the unborn child.
It is called ultra sound as the sound frequency being used is at the region of 1 to 20MHz. The human ear can’t hear these frequencies.
The sound waves are produced by the scanner and transmitted by the transducer or the probe as most commonly known. As they travel through the body they bounce back to the transducer due to various sound transmissions differences in tissues. The returning echoes are picked up by the probe and a powerful computer analyses the echoes and creates the 2d image on the screen. Pregnacy ultrasound does not use ionising radiation and it is therefore safe to the unborn baby and the mother.

 

What is the difference between 2d and 4D Scans?

A 4D scan uses sound waves like a regular pregnancy scan. Although the exposure to the unborn child is slightly higher than the 2D scan there is no research to suggest that the scan is harmfull to the foetus. In our clinic we have choosen to not offer 3D and 4D ultrasound as we follow the Royal College and national diagnostic guidlines.

 

What are ultrasounds used for?


There are various kinds of ultrasound screening tests that can be performed and each looks at different organs of the body such as tendons, muscles, joints, blood vessels, liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries to confirm or exclude possible pathology.
Ultrasound scanning does not use radiation such as the CT and x-rays and therefore is pregnancy friendly. It is also live and is ideal for musculo-skeletal exams to visualise movement and function of joints or see the baby movements live during the antenatal scan.

 

How much does a private scan cost?

The price of imaging based diagnosis shouldn’t be prohibited factor when it comes to someone’s wellbeing. This is why our diagnostic imaging prices are competitive and affordable with no compromise to the level of care. We offer affordable ultrasound scans and the price you see for the examination is the price you pay with no hidden extras and no booking fees. Here you can find the cost of ultrasound in London.

 

Is it easy to book a private ultrasound appointment?

Booking a private scan appointment at International Ultrasound Services for a private ultrasound is simple. We should be able to arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you. Same day appointments might also be available if you need your results quickly. You can either call us or use our online booking diary where you can choose a convinient appointment.

 

Are there any special preparations needed for a scan?

This will depend on the kind of imaging test you are having. You should have received information about preparation with your appointment confirmation. It is therefore very important to read your confirmation letter/e-mail carefully.

Certain types of ultrasound scan may need you to follow specific instructions to improve the image quality of the scan.

Examples include:

  • Drink plenty of water and do not empty your bladder until after your scan – this may be necessary before an antenatal scan or gynaecological pelvic scan.
  • Avoid eating for 8 hours before your scan, but drink plenty of clear fluids and do not empty your bladder until after the scan – this may be necessary before an abdominal scan checking your liver and gallbladder.

External Ultrasound scan

An external ultrasound scan is used to examine the liver, kidneys and other organs in your abdomen. It can also be used to assess your muscles and joints and many other organs through your skin.

A lubricating gel is put on your skin and a small handheld probe is moved over your skin to assess the underlying structures. You should not feel anything other than the sensor and gel on your skin.

 

Internal or Transvaginal Ultrasound scan

An internal ultrasound allows our ultrasonographer to look through the vagina. During the procedure, you will be asked to lie on your back and a small probe will be gently passed into the vagina and the images are transmitted to a monitor.

Internal examinations are ideal for looking at your ovaries and womb and may cause some discomfort, but should not be painful.