This scan is available to men from 16 years of age.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:
Pre and post voiding of the bladder.
Also includes spleen and central blood vessels
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
See or FAQ page if you would like to know more about any of our scans.
Need to expose whole of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers and top.
8 hours of fasting required. No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for afternoon appointment.
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.
Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
For diabetics maintain food intake but avoid fatty or dairy products.
Maintain normal medication.
All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.
In the event of unexpected findings: we will offer clear advice on the next steps available to you and will offer to contact the local hospital on your behalf.
Should you receive bad news in your scan you are welcome to take time in private in our clinics to process the news and gather your thoughts before leaving: we never want you to feel rushed.
We use the latest and safest technology to transfer your images to your device so you can share them with loved ones as soon as you leave the clinic