At the Oval Medical Centre, we constantly invest in technology – and skills – to support effective diagnosis and health evaluation. That includes offering a fast London ultrasound scanning service that safely gathers internal imagery of various body areas.
Ultrasound scans are a safe, painless and quick medical test, that use sound waves to create important insights.
Types of scans we offer
Ultrasound scans are a safe way to monitor a baby’s development, and the mother’s uterine health, as no radiation is involved. The recommended frequency of scans is:
Placing an ultrasound transducer on the abdomen of a patient can produce images of the digestive system and other organs within both genders. It produces a detailed picture of both the size and functioning of such things as your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and blood supply. This can help detect a diverse range of health issues.
A thyroid scan can be arranged to create a detailed picture of the size and functioning of your thyroid gland, which is situated in your neck. This could be as a result of lumps or nodes that have been detected during a physical examination, or some other medical issue that prompts close examination of this gland.
An ultrasound scan is a non-invasive diagnostic tool for assessing the organs situated in a woman’s pelvic area. This includes providing images of her uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix. This type of scan is often used to help find the source of gynaecological issues or pain from the lower abdomen and bowels for example.
To get a more detailed image of a woman’s reproductive system, an ultrasound scan transducer (thin wand) can be covered with a conducting gel and plastic sheath, and carefully inserted in the vagina by a trained ultrasound technician. One of the most common reasons for a doctor to request this is to test for ovarian cancer.