Private Hand Ultrasound Scan
Hand Ultrasound Scan – At a Glance
- Ultrasound scan for hand related health complaints
- No GP referral is required
- Same day digital results
- Fully qualified, experienced NHS sonographers
- No preparation is required
- Same day appointments usually available.
- Only £149
- Book Online or over the phone
The bones of the hand and wrist provide the body with support and flexibility to manipulate objects in many ways. Each hand contains 27 distinct bones that give the hand an incredible range and precision of movement. The forearm’s ulna and radius support the many muscles that manipulate the bones of the hand.
Although the anatomy of the hand is complex and the pathologic conditions encountered are diverse, many of the disease processes are localized, and in many situations, the clinical question is specific and limited. Because of this, ultrasound has always been an attractive imaging modality for the evaluation of hand problems.
Specific situations in which ultrasound offers definite benefits include evaluation of tendon inflammation and rupture, evaluation of palpable masses or suspected occult masses, and evaluation of suspected foreign bodies.
Hand injuries are also common in athletes and can affect articular structures (ligaments, joint surfaces etc), periarticular tendons, muscles and nerves. These injuries can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries follow sudden traumatic events such as falls or joint sprains. Chronic lesions can be the result of local repetitive microtrauma or the sequelae of an acute injury.
What is the purpose of this scan?
The purpose of this hand ultrasound scan is to evaluate your hand anatomy:
- Finger Flexor
- Tendon sheath
- Palmar fascia
- Ulnar collateral ligament
Reasons for having a hand scan include:
- Reduced Movement
- Osteo or rheumatoid arthritis
- Ganglion Cyst
- Muscular, tendinous and ligamentous damage (chronic and acute).
- Foreign bodies.
- Joint effusions.
- Soft tissue masses such as lipomas.
- Classification of a mass eg solid, cystic, mixed.
- Post surgical complications eg abscess, oedema.
- Relationship of normal anatomy and pathology to each other.
- Some bony pathology.
What is included with this scan?
- Ultrasound report with images and if needed, a follow up recommendation.
No preparation is necessary for this scan.
What should I expect during the ultrasound scan?
Before the scan our sonographer will explain the examination procedure. You will be asked to sit on a chair and rest your arm on a pillow. A small amount of gel will be placed on your hand and the ultrasound probe will be moved in different directions. You may also be asked to move your hand during the scanning so that the sonographer can look at the affected area while it is in motion.
During and after the examination our sonographer will explain the findings and an ultrasound report will be issued to take away with you.
Price: £149.00 (Both Hands: £219.00)
Booking an appointment at International Ultrasound Services for a pelvic ultrasound scan 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 scan results quickly.
We will provide a full ultrasound report with your results that you will be able to share with your GP or other healthcare professionals.