Curian Medical delivers a nationwide diagnostic imaging service which encompasses ultrasound.
An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.
The procedure is safe as sound waves are used rather than radiation.
Ultrasound scans can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy. Ultrasound can also be used as an additional imaging tool for joints.
Curian Medical are also able to co-ordinate injections for pain management, some of which are carried out under ultrasound guidance.
What happens during an ultrasound scan?
Most ultrasound scans don’t take long to perform, typically between 15 and 45 minutes. An ultrasound may be performed either by a doctor, who will provide a diagnostic report, or by a sonographer. A sonographer is a specialist trained in the use of ultrasound, who will provide a descriptive report for the doctor to make a diagnosis.
Preparing for an ultrasound scan
Before having some types of ultrasound scan, you may be asked to follow certain instructions before the procedure, such as:
- drink water and not go to the toilet until after the test – this is to fill your bladder and may be needed before a scan of your pelvic area
- avoid eating for several hours before the scan – this may be needed before a scan of your abdomen to lower the amount of air and gas in your stomach or bowel and enable your gallbladder to be better assessed
Depending on the area of your body being examined, the hospital may also ask you to remove some clothing and wear a hospital gown. A member of our Curative Team will advise you if you are required to follow certain instructions prior to your procedure.
Curian Medical arrange for the results of your ultrasound to be back with your medical expert at the earliest opportunity.
Curian Medical has access to venues nationwide for ultrasound services and co-ordinate appointments in a cost effective and timely manner.
Do give us a call if you would like to hear more about our Ultrasound services or discuss our full portfolio of rehabilitation. Please contact us on 0121 236 8377.