What is an Ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound scanning uses sound waves to generate images of the inside of your body, and is what is used during pregnancy scans. It is completely harmless and painless, although some pressure will need to be applied on the scanning probe to acquire good quality images.

We have the most recent ultrasound scanners with the latest technology such as elastography (a special type of scanning only present on some machines and useful in certain situations).

Our Consultant Radiologists can also use the ultrasound machine to guide interventional procedures such as biopsies and drainages, and perform these procedures in a much safer way.


What happens during an Ultrasound scan?

An ultrasound scan is a painless examination. You will be asked to expose the part of your body that we are imaging and some gel will be applied to the skin to aid imaging. The ultrasound probe is then applied to area and the consultant radiologist will perform the examination, save images and issue a report to the referring clinician.


Why choose to have an Ultrasound scan with Christie Oncology Imaging?

Christie Oncology Imaging has over 20 years experience in ultrasound imaging and our consultants have a strong reputation as leaders in the field of cancer imaging. Many of our consultants are world renowned experts in different areas of cancer imaging and have published and lectured extensively. We pride ourselves on achieving the highest possible standards in imaging, with the attention to detail and expertise required to do the very best for our patients.


How do I pay for my US scan?

We welcome both insured and self-pay patients