Upper Abdominal and Pelvic Scan


This Upper Abdominal and Pelvic Scan is to:

  • look at the size, shape and condition of the gall bladder, biliary system, pancreas, liver and both kidneys

If your biological sex (assigned at birth) is male it will:

  • look at the size, shape and condition of the bladder and prostate area

  • include a 30-minute appointment

  • cost £185.00

If your biological sex (assigned at birth) is female it will:

  • look at the size, shape and condition of the spleen, central blood vessels, uterus, lining of the womb, both ovaries and pelvic area

  • include a 40-minute appointment

  • cost £195.00

From (price may vary in London locations):


Your Upper Abdominal and Pelvic Scan

This scan, available from 16 years of age, is performed by one of our qualified sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. It can help with the detection or exclusion of:

  • gall stones or polyps

  • fibroids

  • ovarian cysts

  • polycystic ovaries

  • pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

  • enlarged prostate

It also assesses:

  • liver and kidney anatomy

  • bladder function

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.

If you are already under the care of a healthcare provider, do not book this scan. You should discuss any need for a scan with your healthcare provider.

If your biological sex (assigned at birth) is female, we may ask your consent to perform an internal (transvaginal) scan. This means that the sonographer will ask for your consent to insert an ultrasound probe into your vagina.

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 £9.99 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

Same-day access to your images online

A comprehensive report with recommended follow-up

Friendly, supportive and welcoming staff

Preparing for your scan

  • drink one litre of clear fluid about one hour before your scan

  • don’t urinate before your appointment

  • we’ll need access to your abdomen, so please wear a two-piece outfit (like a top and trousers, or a top and a skirt)

  • do not eat for 8 hours before your scan (if you are diabetic you can eat, but please avoid fatty foods and dairy products)

  • maintain normal medication

We cannot scan you for a specific condition if you are already under a care plan and receiving treatment for it. If you are aware of a medical condition and wish to monitor it, and are not receiving treatment, you are welcome to book a scan with us.

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.

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

An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of inside of the body. The sound waves reflect off different areas in the body and are converted into a moving picture to show what’s happening in real-time. We can record this as a video clip (available for free with our 4D Bonding and Premium 4D scans) and take still images from it.

An ultrasound scan can be external, which is when a probe is placed on the skin of the body part. Scans can also be internal, when a probe is inserted into the body. Both types of scan produce the same type of image and mini clip.

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

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