This scan is available to men from 16 years of age. (See the equivalent scan for women here)
The purpose is to examine most parts of the body (excluding breast tissue). This includes assessment of the superficial tissues (skin layers and underlying muscles).
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are to investigate the causes of soft tissue swellings and lumps for conditions such as ganglions, lipomas, skin changes, foreign bodies, hernias and unexplained swellings in most parts of the body.
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.
Depending on which part of the body is being examined; appropriate clothing must be worn in order to expose the affected area.