Children Ultrasound Scan of Abdomen, Neck, Joint(s), Limbs & soft tissue lumps.
Personalised service by a NHS Consultant Radiologist Doctor Scanning Privately!
A full Consultation with your Consultant Radiologist is included in the below price.
We will give you a report of the findings, but the images will only be sent to your NHS GP or Medical Clinic (with your consent).
|Paediatric Ultrasound (1 PART ONLY)|
[Newborn to 17 years old]
Abdomen +/- Pelvis (ONLY transabdominal) or Neck or Joint or Limb or Soft tissue lump
- If you would like an ADDITIONAL part scanned during the same visit, there will be an extra charge of £145 for each part.
- Abdominal ultrasound views can be limited if your child is overweight or if extensive bowel gas is present.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment time – this allows adequate time to get registered with us.
- You will HAVE TO sign a chaperone consent form for us to be able to perform an Ultrasound scan on your child.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABDOMINAL SCANS-
DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD EAT for 8 hours before the procedure.
PLEASE MAKE THEM DRINK lots of clear fluids (1 litre or 2 pints) before the appointment. Avoid milk and fizzy drinks. They may have water. Please do not allow them to empty their bladder before the procedure.
This is used to assess for a cause of abdominal pain. It analyses the liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, spleen and kidneys and bladder. It can also assess the central large blood vessels. In girls, it may be able to assess the uterus and ovaries (as long as they are not obscured by overlying bowel gas or adipose tissue. An ultrasound scan cannot assess the appendix, bowel or bone disorders.
This can assess the size, shape and position of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. It looks for Kidney masses, stones obstructing the urinary tract and renal cysts. Your bladder is assessed when it is full and immediately after emptying (to ensure adequate bladder emptying).
This can determine if a lump in their neck is arising from the thyroid or a neighbouring structure such as your salivary gland or lymph nodes. It can also assess any thyroid nodules to determine if they are benign or have more sinister features. If so, your Ultrasonographer will suggest a referral for a thyroid nodule biopsy at a local hospital. If found to have any thyroid nodules, an ultrasound can also be used to check for any change in size of these nodules over time. This Neck ultrasound can also assess for parotid and submandibular gland swellings and assess any lymph node enlargements which may look suspicious.
This is an ultrasound of various joints (such as the shoulder) and other soft tissues in the body to find abnormalities, such as soft tissue swellings and abnormalities of tendons, muscles and ligaments.