108 X-Ray and Imaging: Private ultrasound scans in London
A modern and efficient diagnostic service based in Harley Street, London, offering rapid access to the full range of ultrasound procedures, including breast scans, breast implant review, abdominal scans, pelvic scans and gynaecological scans
Where can I find private ultrasound scans in London?
Based in the heart of London's medical district, 108 X-Ray and Imaging in Harley Street provides high quality diagnostic services from an expert team of radiologists and radiographers. Developed to support the clinics at 108 Harley Street, including The London Breast Clinic and The Gilmore Groin and Hernia Clinic, the service is happy to accept a wide range of referrals from specialists and GPs not connected to 108 Harley Street.
What is an ultrasound scan?
An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of soft tissue structures inside the body. Depending on the part of the body being examined, the scan may be carried out externally using a handheld device (transducer) that is moved over the skin of the area being examined, or internally using a special probe. A scan typically takes between 15 and 45 minutes to complete and is painless, although internal examinations may cause a little discomfort. As sound waves rather than radiation are used to produce an image, ultrasound scans are totally safe and suitable for everyone, including pregnant women.
What are ultrasound scans used for?
Commonly used to monitor the development of a baby in
the womb, ultrasound is also a useful diagnostic tool for a range of
medical conditions and can be used to guide certain medical and surgical
procedures, including fine needle aspiration and breast biopsy. It may
be used to:
- Investigate lumps in the breast, axilla, thyroid glands, lymph nodes and testes
- Diagnose problems affecting the liver, gallbladder, ovaries, uterus and prostate
- Diagnose problems affecting the vascular system such as aneurysms
- Diagnose problems affecting the joints, tendons and ligaments
- Check the integrity of breast implants, including PIP implants
A highly experienced ultrasound and imaging team in London
The team at 108 X-ray and Imaging
comprises a group of leading London radiologists supported by an
eminent cytologist and histopathologist, radiographers, a healthcare
assistant and medical secretaries. All of the clinical staff are
members of The London Breast Clinic multi-disciplinary team.
How can I get a private ultrasound scan at 108 X-Ray and Imaging?
108 X-Ray and Imaging welcomes patients with private health insurance
, patients who wish to self-fund
their investigations and patients who are sponsored
by a third party. They have extensive experience in caring for international patients
The majority of patients are referred following a
consultation with a Consultant Surgeon at one of the clinics at 108
Harley Street, however patients may be referred by their own specialist
or GP using the Radiology Request form