Endometrial Thickness Pelvic Scan
For pre-menopausal people over 16 years of age
This scan is to look in detail at the size, shape and condition of the:
- endometrium (womb lining)
Your Endometrial Thickness Pelvic Scan
This scan is performed by one of our qualified sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. This scan is designed to help you in your fertility treatment journey by:
determining the thickness of the endometrial lining prior to implantation of a fertilised egg
detecting the presence and/or position of an intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD or coil) if present
Please note that the ovaries are not scanned or measured as part of the Endometrial Thickness Scan. The Fertility Pelvic Scan includes the ovaries.
A Pelvic Scan is best performed trans-vaginally for optimum clarity and results. This means that the sonographer will ask for your consent to insert an ultrasound probe into your vagina. If you choose not to have a trans-vaginal scan, we may be able to complete the scan trans-abdominally (by placing an ultrasound probe on the skin of your pelvic area) - but results may not be as accurate.
You will receive a clear written report of your scan results, including our recommendation for your next steps. If we recommend a medical follow-up, we can email a copy of your report to your healthcare provider at no extra cost if you provide their contact details.
What you get with Ultrasound Direct
Preparing for your scan
please make sure you empty your bladder before your appointment
we need to access your abdomen, so please wear an outfit made up of 2 pieces (eg trousers and a top or a skirt and a top)
Frequently Asked Questions
On rare occasions we are unable to complete the primary purpose of a scan. For pregnancy scans, this may be due to your baby being in a difficult position, or something else such as overlying bowel gas which can obscure the ultrasound image. If this happens, we’ll book you a free of charge rescan so we can try again! The primary purpose is outlined on each scan webpage.
Absolutely! Every scan at Ultrasound Direct is performed by a fully qualified sonographer whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers are fully trained and appropriately qualified to perform ultrasound scans. Many of our team also work in the NHS locally.
We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission, an independent regulator, to make sure you always receive the highest possible standards of care.
All our sonographers who take blood for blood tests are phlebotomy trained.
No, you can book your ultrasound directly without any sort of referral. If you have any concerns about your health, it can be useful to have scan results ready to discuss with your GP to reduce any waiting times. An ultrasound scan appointment with us can typically be booked quickly and allows enough time to ask questions too.
We will give you same day results in a clear written report with supporting images. Your scan report will advise you if any further steps are necessary. And if we recommend a medical follow-up with your healthcare provider, we can securely email them a copy of your report at no extra cost.
Your GP can refer you to Ultrasound Direct for a scan via our booking system.
No, we will only discuss your scan appointments or results directly with you. With your consent, we can send a copy of your report and images to your preferred healthcare professional.