This gynecological scan is available to women of a child bearing age and is designed
for those undergoing/about to undergo/about to undergo fertility treatment either within the UK
This scan is best performed* trans vaginally for optimum clarity and results.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size shape and condition of the:
(lining of the womb)
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
- Determining the thickness of the endometrium prior to implantation of a fertilised egg
- Detecting the presence of and / or position of an intra uterine conception device (IUCD or Coil)
We will provide a Sonographer report at the time 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.
A trans-vaginal scan with consent.
Need to remove bottom half of clothing so ideally wear a skirt or dress or bottoms that are easy to remove.
This scan is best performed trans vaginally* for optimum clarity and results. Please empty your bladder prior to examination for a trans vaginal scan.
*if you choose not to have a trans vaginal scan we may be able to complete the scan trans abdominally however please note that results may not be as accurate. A full bladder will be required for a trans abdominal scan.
For a trans abdominal scan please arrive with a full bladder and do not empty your bladder before the examination. We suggest you drink at least 0.5ltr (1 pint) of clear fluid 1 hour before your appointment time. Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.
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.
Frequently Asked Question
Are your sonographers qualified?
Yes. All our sonographers are fully trained and qualified to perform ultrasound scans and many of them also work in the NHS locally. Scans with Ultrasound Direct will always be performed by a qualified professional whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers take care to follow the latest safety guidelines and are registered with the HCPC. We’re also registered with the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission to ensure the highest standards possible.
What if I get bad news during my scan?
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.