Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
See our FAQ page if you would like to know more about any of our scans.
A trans-vaginal scan with consent.
Need to expose lower part of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.
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.
In the event of unexpected findings: we will offer clear advice on the next steps available to you and will offer to contact the local hospital on your behalf.
Should you receive bad news in your scan you are welcome to take time in private in our clinics to process the news and gather your thoughts before leaving: we never want you to feel rushed.
We use the latest and safest technology to transfer your images to your device so you can share them with loved ones as soon as you leave the clinic