Ultrasound Scan Services
Fusion Radiology provides affordable private ultrasound scan services. Here at Fusion we offer a fully managed Ultrasound scan services, which includes general, gynaecology, small parts, and musculoskeletal studies, giving the NHS and independent private clinicians access to technically advanced, healthcare assistance staffed ultrasound facilities on a cost-effective basis.
Female Pelvic scans
Pelvic ultrasounds are non-invasive diagnostic exams that produce diagnostic images of the female pelvic organs and structures, including: the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
A female pelvis ultrasound provides the following information:
- The presence and thickness of fluids or masses in the endometrium, myometrium, fallopian tubes, in or near the bladder
- Length and thickness of the cervix
- Changes in bladder shape
- Blood flow through pelvic organs
Pelvic ultrasounds may be used to diagnose and assist in treatment of the following conditions:
- Abnormalities in the anatomic structures of the pelvis
- Fibroid tumours (benign growths)/masses/cysts
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Postmenopausal bleeding
- Monitoring of ovarian follicle size for infertility evaluation
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
Pelvic ultrasounds are also useful to monitor the position of an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD).
At Fusion we offer two types pelvic ultrasound.
A transabdominal exam provides a wide view of the pelvic organs. This exam is often done first to give an overall view of the pelvic area and to determine any pathologies that may be present.
A transducer is placed on the abdomen and conductive gel is used to see the pelvis through or across the abdomen.
A transvaginal exam is capable of providing greater detail in a smaller area and is often required to hone in on any pathologies seen on the transabdominal scan.
During a transvaginal ultrasound a long, thin transducer is covered with conducting gel and a latex sheath and is inserted into the vagina. A transvaginal ultrasound is usually performed to view the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) and the ovaries. Transvaginal ultrasound also evaluates the myometrium (muscular walls of the uterus) and the fallopian tubes. A transvaginal ultrasound should not be painful but may cause some discomfort.
At Fusion we offer an extensive package targeted at women of child-bearing age who would like a comprehensive look at their fertility. We offer a combination of detailed ultrasound scans and extensive blood tests which will aid you in your fertility journey.
For more information on this service please visit www.fusionhealthcare.co.uk or contact us on 01582 249216.
This scan evaluates the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, pancreas, kidneys and spleen.
Why have a liver and upper abdominal scan?
- If your experiencing abdominal and kidney/loin pain.
- Abdominal bloating
- Abnormal renal functions
- Abnormal liver function test/fatty liver
- Previous findings
This scan looks at a full bladder compared to an immediate emptied one, both kidneys including the ureter. This scan also looks at the prostate gland when visible.
Why have this scan?
- Identifying obstructions due to the cause of stones or bladder
- Identifies cause of ongoing bladder issues
- Looks for prostate enlargement
- Excludes effects of UTI’S
This scan takes an extensive look at the shape, size and condition of the following:
- Gall bladder
- Biliary system and pancreas
- Kidneys and prostate
- Spleen and central blood vessels
Why have a pelvic scan?
- Assesses the liver, kidneys and bladder for function
- Identifies stones or polyps
To visualise the abdominal aorta using ultrasound and detect if an aortic aneurysm is present. Abdominal aneurysm is a swelling of the aorta, the main blood vessel that brings blood for your heart to the rest of the body.
This scan evaluates:
- Abdominal aorta
- Iliac Vessels
Why have this scan?
- Intense back or abdominal pain
- Pulsation in the middle of your abdomen
- Rapid pulse
- Nausea and vomiting
- Excessive sweating
One of the Ultrasound scan services that we provide is ultrasound guided joint injection. The joint injection is most often carried out using ultrasound to guide the injection. A common cause of a painful joint is synovitis (inflammation of the lining of the joint). An injection of corticosteroid and/or local anesthetic medication directly into the joint can sometimes be helpful in reducing the inflammation and providing pain relief.
The guidance of the needle through ultrasound allows for safe and monitored administration of the medication, minimizes potential risks and allows for our clinicians to maximise the effects of the injection.
An ultrasound-guided steroid injection would vastly benefit anyone suffering from:
# Frozen shoulder
# Tennis elbow
# Greater trochanteric pain syndrome
# Osteoarthritis of the Knee; Hip
# Morton’s neuroma
# Carpal tunnel syndrome
# Plantar fasciitis
# Shoulder impingement; bursitis
# Acromioclavicular joint pain
Our ultrasound-guided injections provide immediate relief and effective lasting results; we can target a variety of specific areas and tailor the treatment to your specific needs. The extensive list of injections available at Fusion Radiology include:
- Trochanteric bursa injection
- Intra-articular injection for knee joint
- Injection for hamstring tendinitis
- Intra-articular injection ankle joint
- Plantar fascia injection
- Subscapular bursa injection
- Intra-articular injection for glenohumeral joint
- Triceps tendon injection
- Intra-articular joint elbow joint
- Injection for carpal tunnel syndrome
- Intra-articular injection CMC, MCP and IP joints of thumb and fingers
This ultrasound can assess the joints for common issues arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, fluid in the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome.
The shoulder ultrasound looks of rotator cuff issues such as bursitis, tendinosis or tendon tears.
Why have shoulder ultrasound scan?
- Rotator cuff issues
- Frozen shoulder
- Discomfort bicep rupture
- For diagnosis of Tennis or Golfer’s elbow from repetitive strain movements.
- Assesses Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis, Carpal tunnel syndrome or Tendinitis/ Tenosynovitis.
Price £135 Bilateral £185
- Assesses arthritis, tendinitis and bursitis.
- Assesses the hip structure.
Price £130 Bilateral £150
- For the assessment of arthritis, tendinosis, joint effusions, signs or meniscal damage and Baler’s cysts.
- For the assessment of arthritis, tendinosis, tenosynovitis, Achilles’ tendon tear or inflammation and sprained or torn ligaments in trauma cases (twisted/swollen ankle).
- For the assessment of arthritis, tendinosis, heel pain/plantar fasciatis, Morton’s Neuromas and fibromas.
- Evaluates any lump that may be felt or seen on the body. The most common causes for lumps in the body are ganglion cysts, lipomas and sebaceous cysts.
- Examines the testes and scrotal. Including an assessment of the superficial tissues of the scrotum, the testes, epididymis (tube connected to the testis) and the spermatic cord.
- The thyroid and neck ultrasound scan produces pictures of the thyroid and the structures in the neck to diagnose suspected neck disease, for example, a lump in the thyroid or a thyroid that is not functioning properly. A carotid ultrasound scan can show if there is narrowing or blockages in the neck arteries leading to your brain.
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- Gender scan
This scan works to confirm whether your baby is a boy or a girl. It will also confirm the health of your foetus, placenta position and foetal gestation age.
- Anomaly scan
This midway mark scan will look for any abnormalities and takes an extensive look at how your baby is growing and developing physically. This includes an analysis of the head, chest, stomach, kidneys, limbs, spine and heart. Measurement of the head circumference (HC), abdominal circumference (AC), femur length (FL) and the bilateral diameter (BPD). This scan includes free 4D previews. 30mins.
- Early Pregnancy
This ultrasound examination that is usually carried out vaginally at 6-10 weeks of pregnancy. The aims of this scan are to determine the number of embryos present and whether the pregnancy is progressing normally inside the uterus. An early pregnancy scan looks to confirm the viability of your pregnancy and confirm the gestation age. Measurement of the gestation sac will be taken and if possible, the crown rump length will also be measure
- NIPT Scan
A Nuchal Translucency Scan is carried out from 11 – 13 weeks and six days. The scan is usually performed transabdominally. The aims of this particular scan are to date the pregnancy accurately, to diagnose multiple pregnancies, to diagnose major fetal abnormalities, to diagnose early miscarriage. NIPT scan aims to diagnose Down’s Syndrome, Edward’s Syndrome & Patau Syndrome. This test will obtain blood samples which can then be analysed to assess the risk of these syndromes
- 3D/4D Scan
A 3D/4D ultrasound scan can be performed in order to see a preview of the baby from 26 to 32 weeks of pregnancy. A 4D scan is a 3D scan with the added dimension of time – as in a film or video – so the baby can be seen to be moving. 3D ultrasound can capture lifelike images of your baby, whereas a 4D ultrasound scan will give you a detailed view of your baby moving around in real time. Includes CD.