This scan is available to men from 45 years of age.
The purpose is to examine three areas of the body to assess parts of the vascular system.
These examinations include:
This scan will take a detailed look at:
Common examples for having this ultrasound screening are:
This scan will take a detailed look at the size, condition and blood flow, including Doppler, through the following arteries in the neck:
Common example for having this ultrasound screening is the detection or exclusion of:
We will perform a detailed scan including Doppler ultrasound to measure blood pressure in the:
Common example for having this ultrasound screening is to determine:
We will provide a Sonographer report at the time of the scan with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.
Using the latest cloud technology, Ultrasound Direct can send your scan images and report to you in seconds using Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE. This secure online service is available with every scan performed in an Ultrasound Direct clinic at no extra cost.
See or FAQ page if you would like to know more about any of our scans.
You will need to expose the upper & lower part of abdomen, your neck, upper arms and ankles. A loose fitting top is recommended.
8 hours of fasting required. No breakfast if morning appointment / no lunch for afternoon appointment. Clear fluids including black tea or coffee are allowed.
For diabetics maintain food intake but avoid fatty or dairy products.
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