Wrist and Hand Scan
For people over 16 years of age
This Wrist and Hand Scan is to examine the wrist and hand for a range of conditions. This includes assessment of the:
flexor and extensor tendons
small joints of the hand
associated annular and cruciate pulleys
Your Wrist and Hand Scan
This scan is performed by one of our qualified sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. The Wrist and Hand Scan can investigate the causes of wrist and hand pain, possible injury or inflammation of the tendons for conditions such as:
carpal tunnel syndrome
degenerative changes such as arthritis
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
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
your wrist and hand must be exposed for your appointment
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.
Elbow and Forearm Scan
20-minute appointment of the elbow and forearm. A detailed scan of the elbow and associated ligaments, tendons, musculature and soft tissues
Shoulder and Upper Arm Scan
20-minute appointment of the shoulder and upper arm. A detailed scan of the rotator cuff and associated connective tissues, musculature and soft tissues
Ankle and Foot Scan
30-minute appointment of the ankle and foot. A detailed scan of the small joints of the ankle and foot, associated, ligaments, tendons, musculature and soft tissues