Endometrial Thickness Scan




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 or abroad.

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:
  • Endometrium (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.

Pre-scan preparation

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.

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