Ultrasound scan

Spire Roding Hospital offers private ultrasound scans to patients from Essex, east London and the surrounding area. Our ultrasound service is provided by Consultant Radiologists and our team of highly trained and experienced technicians in a private, clean and comfortable environment. 

All of our ultrasound specialists and technicians have been chosen not just for their professional medical skills, but also for their commitment to providing high levels of personal care to all of our patients.

What is an ultrasound scan?

Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to create pictures of the inside of the body.

It can show internal organs as well as blood flow, and as a result ultrasound is used to look for any changes in organs and tissue.

Having an ultrasound

For an ultrasound scan you will be asked to lie on a table, usually facing upwards. A clear gel will be applied to the area of the body being examined, which helps the machine to make secure contact with the body. The radiographer will move part of the machine over the area of interest to get a picture.

Ultrasound is used for a variety of investigations

  • Heart
    An echocardiogram is a specialised ultrasound scan of the heart which gives a range of information on the size, function and pressures of the heart, as well as information regarding the heart valves.
  • Prostate
    Ultrasound may be used to examine the prostate gland. It can help identify abnormal growths and whether or not the prostate is enlarged. Ultrasound can also be used to check for any abnormalities of the testes.
  • Uterus, ovaries and breast
    Ultrasound is used to look at the breast to identify any suspicious lumps. and to examine the uterus and ovaries for abnormalities.
  • Other organs
    Ultrasound is also used to help identify tumours, cysts or gallstones in organs such as the gall bladder, liver, kidneys, pancreas and bladder.
  • Pregnancy
    Ultrasound is used to look at the foetus during the early stages of pregnancy, to help assess its age, position and health, and the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby. (Please note, pregnancy ultrasounds may not be offered at all Spire hospitals.)
  • Musculo-skeletal
    Ultrasound can help diagnose tears in muscles and tendons, look at bleeding or fluid in muscles and joints and examine ligaments and soft tissue.
  • Assisting in complex surgical procedures
    Ultrasound is also used to guide procedures such as needle biopsies as it produces a clear image of the affected area.

Pay for private diagnostic tests and scans such as an ultrasound with a one-off payment at Spire Healthcare

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The benefits of private scans, tests and investigations at Spire Roding Hospital

You can expect:

  • High levels of comfort and safety
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Competitive pricing
  • Highly skilled and supportive staff
  • Easy access with free car parking

All tests are performed by experienced technicians using equipment of the highest quality. You will be cared for in a clean and comfortable hospital environment.

Click here for information on how to arrange a private test or scan at a Spire hospital.

Call 020 8709 7856 for an appointment

You can call our friendly team for an appointment, a guide price or more information about any of our diagnostic procedures. Alternatively, enquire online.

Convenient appointment times

Appointments for all of our diagnostic services can be made quickly and a time convenient for you. Many of our scans and tests are available 6 days a week.

  • MRI

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm (8.00pm on Weds)      

  • CT

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • X-ray

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 8.30pm  Sat: 8.30am - 1.30pm   

  • Mammogram 

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 4.00pm (a later service is available Weds & Fri)

  • Ultrasound

Mon - Sat: depending on type of scan required

  • Fluoroscopy

Mon - Fri: depending on type of scan required

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