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Ultrasound - Medical

Ultrasound Scans - Medical

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If you need a medical ultrasound scan, skip the waiting list or use your private health insurance and book an appointment with a qualified radiographer or sonographers at one of our private diagnostic clinics.


What is an ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound imaging (sonography) is a non-invasive technique used to take pictures of your internal organs in order to help diagnose the symptoms you have been experiencing. No x-rays or any type of ionising radiation is involved and for this reason, it is considered very safe.

The technology is also used during pregnancy; more information about this can be found on our pregnancy ultrasound page.


Why is ultrasound imaging helpful?

By using ultrasound technology, your sonographer will be able to focus their attention on specific areas of your body and have a look at what’s going on. Many people are referred for ultrasound scans by their GP, but this isn’t a necessary step if you are looking for a quick assessment for your symptoms, to ease your mind.

However, you might like to book a consultation with one of our private GPs who will be able to advise you about different types of scans and how they may be beneficial for your own diagnosis.

What does a Doppler ultrasound scan show?

A Doppler ultrasound scan assesses the amount of blood flowing through blood vessels in the arteries and veins in the legs. A Doppler ultrasound, combined with a regular ultrasound, takes images of the lower limbs to enable doctors to evaluate how well the blood is circulating and to look for the presence of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) clots.

This type of scanning is used when a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is suspected. A DVT occurs when a large clot forms in a vein in the leg, restricting or stopping blood flow. If you have been experiencing pain or swelling of the calves or ankles then you can request a Doppler ultrasound scan to diagnose or rule out a DVT.

A Doppler ultrasound scan can also assess blood flow through the arteries in the legs, to look for areas of atherosclerosis, which is when fatty substances cause arteries to narrow. Atherosclerosis can cause Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), which can cause leg pain as the blood supply to the legs is restricted. A Doppler scan can also evaluates the effect of arterial grafts.

How can Pall Mall Medical help?

When you come to Pall Mall Medical, you can rest assured that we will keep your report completely confidential. Our patients trust us to provide a second opinion when they have left their GP unsatisfied, so we work hard to provide you with the reassurance and professionalism you deserve.


Ultrasound Prices - Medical                

Scan Type

Price (Manchester)

Price (Other Locations)
Breast Not Available £150

Full abdominal (Pelvis and Upper abdominal combined) 



Upper abdominal

The ultrasound imagery will show the movement, blood flow and muscle movement.

Organs that are looked at are liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, pancreas and spleen.

  • See an obvious or suspected abdominal mass
  • Distinguish different soft tissue structures and organs
  • Blockages to blood flow
  • A real-time image of the upper organs working together



Female Pelvic scan

This scan can be used for Ovarian screening, screening of the Uterus, Endometrial screening (lining of the womb) and IUCD assessment (the presence and position of the contraceptive coil)   



Shoulder, knee or elbow scan (MSK)

By using ultrasound to image the joints of the shoulder, knee and elbow, the sonographer is able to see any evidence of torn ligaments, damaged muscles and can see the structure of the surrounding tendons.

These techniques can be used to identify injuries caused when playing sports and other physical activities.

  • Identifying tears to muscles and tendons
  • the position of muscles during movement, narrowing down the cause of pain


Not Available

Scrotal scan

The ultrasound is done to help determine why one or both testicles have become larger, or to find the reason for pain in the testicles.

A sudden onset of pain in the scrotum may be very serious. The most common cause of scrotal pain is epididymitis, an inflammation of the epididymis.

Ultrasound can detect an absent or undescended testicle as well. In rare cases, a testicle may fail to develop.

  • determine whether a mass in the scrotum felt by the patient or doctor is cystic or solid
  • diagnose results of trauma to the scrotal area
  • diagnose causes of testicular pain or swelling such as inflammation or torsion
  • evaluate the cause of infertility such as varicocele


Not Available

Liver scan



Renal scan (Includes the Kidney and Bladder, also prostate for male patients)



Musculoskeletal (MSK) (Per Area)


Not Available

Thyroid scan


Not Available

Ovarian scan (Female Pelvis)

Also available with a consultant gynaecologist



Female Pelvis For IVF and Follicular Tracking

Also available with a consultant gynaecologist at £325 including consultation


Doppler Ultrasound
£195 (per leg) £195 (per leg)