Welcome to our new private scan blog.
Our private scan clinic in Notting Hill Gate offers a wide range of private scans for men and women as well as pregnancy private scans.
We are conveniently located a few minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station and we offer a range of out of hour private scan appointments, including emergency/on-call private scans to suit your lifestyle.
You can find the whole range of our private scans and costs here.
Who interprets the results of the private scan and how do I get them?
Our Sonographer, a Health Care Professional specifically trained to perform and understand the ultrasound scan images, will do your private scan and provide you with a written report that you can take it your doctor. Our sonographers will also discuss the results with you during and after your ultrasound scan examination.
It is very common that sometimes when you leave you to remember of a question that you forgot to ask, so please don't hesitate to contact us either via phone or e-mail and we will do our best to answer your question.
What are the benefits and risks of the ultrasound scan examination?
- Ultrasound scanning is noninvasive.
- An ultrasound scan exam may be occasionally, temporarily uncomfortable, but it 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 do not show up well on x-rays.
- There are no known harmful effects on humans related to ultrasound scan examinations.
What are the limitations of Ultrasound Scan Imaging?
Ultrasound waves do not travel well in 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.
Why choose us for your private scan?
We are conveniently located in the heart of London, just a few minutes’ walks 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 emergency after hours and weekend appointments in a clean and caring environment, to suit your needs.
Unlike some of our competitors, we provide you with a private scan report at the same day to fast track any potential treatment.
We have years of experience in medical ultrasound scanning. Experience gained working for flagship NHS trusts alongside leaders in the field of diagnostic medical imaging including general ultrasound, urology, musculoskeletal, gynaecology, pelvis, testicular and vascular scan examinations. You can, therefore be assured that your health is in good hands.
Our range of private scan examinations includes the abdomen, pelvis, kidneys, bladder, prostate, ovary, testicle, scrotal, knee, shoulder, groin, ankle, wrist to name a few. We are also experts in pregnancy ultrasound and we regularly rotate through our hospital EPU that mainly deals with recurrent miscarriage. Our full range of private scans can be viewed via the site menu.
Our competitively priced private scan services and personalised service is second to none and this is the reason our clients recommend us to friends and family.
About Ultrasound Scans
Diagnostic Medical ultrasound scan or medical sonography as otherwise known is a painless 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. The human ear can't hear these frequencies.
The sound waves are produced 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.
There are various kinds of ultrasound scans 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.
Unlike Ct and MRI, ultrasound does not use radiation and therefore is pregnancy friendly. It is also live and is ideal for musculoskeletal exams to evaluate moving joints.
Looking for a private scan in London?
IUS London 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. Some of our clients choose us when large, well-established ultrasound scanning companies failed them in diagnostic accuracy and especially aftercare. We offer ultrasound scan appointments via our online booking system or on the phone. We do not charge a deposit or a cancellation fee as we care more about our clients and we respect their decision to decide what is best for them without concern about the ultrasound scan deposit they already paid.