Pelvic Fertility - Endometrial Thickness Scan

Performed as part of your fertility assessment or treatment journey.


The Pelvic Fertility Endometrial Thickness Scan is designed for those undergoing or about to undergo fertility treatment, either within the UK or abroad. It involves a transvaginal ultrasound examination focussing on the endometrium (lining of the womb) with a basic assessment of the ovaries.

This scan will determine the thickness and appearance of the endometrium and the ovaries will be checked to ensure they are ‘quiet’. Please note, this scan does not include a full follicle count. If you require a follicle count a Baseline Scan or Monitoring Scan will be more appropriate.

From (price may vary in London locations):


Your Pelvic Fertility Endometrial Thickness 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

  • ensure that the ovaries are 'quiet' with no dominant follicles

Please note that a full follicle count is not included in this scan. If you need a full follicle count and follicle measurements a Pelvic Fertility Monitoring Scan will be the best scan for you.  

For those with an intra uterine contraceptive device, the thickness cannot be measured so please consult with your healthcare professional for further advice.

A Pelvic Fertility Endometrial Thickness 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.

At your appointment you will be given printed images and your diagnostic report as part of the scan. After your appointment you will be sent a link to the Pim platform, where you can choose to pay to access Pim’s unique features and a digital library of your images and reports. 

What you get with Ultrasound Direct

Fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals

The highest possible image and data storage security

A comprehensive report with recommended follow-up

Friendly, supportive and welcoming staff

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

After your appointment you will be sent a link to access Pim, our top-of-the-range image management platform. You will have the option to pay to access Pim’s unique features and a full digital library of your images.

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.

All our sonographers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and/or the Register of Clinical Technologists and follow the latest safety guidelines.

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.

Visit our FAQs page for any further questions you may have.

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