Working alongside the leading private general practitioners at London’s Oval Medical Centre are skilled technicians and medical experts, such as sonographer Adelaide Afful.
Her speciality is used to provide the sort of scans needed to diagnose and chart a myriad of health issues, as well as to measure and support healthy pregnancies. For example, as a sonographer, Adelaide conducts ultrasound scans for Obstetrics, Gynaecology and abdominal examinations of internal organs. Sonography is also used to examine vital smaller internal structures, such as thyroid glands and testes.
Originating from Cape Coast, Ghana (she speaks English and Ghanaian), Adelaide gained her MSc in General Medical Ultrasound from City University, London (1998). Her work experience before joining the Oval team includes London’s Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, and various university hospital roles.
As you would expect from a sonographer of her calibre, Adelaide is a Member of the Society of Radiographers and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Her continued professional development has covered many physiological areas, including studies to acquire a new qualification in advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound techniques.
Playing a role in diagnosing health issues in London private patients, and being part of treatment planning and pregnancy support provides Adelaide with immense job satisfaction. However, she also enjoys promoting the sonography profession and passing on her skills and knowledge to students in this specialist field.
Thanks to the availability of an in-house sonographer, booking London ultrasound scans through Oval offers a fast appointment and swift results.