This gynaecological scan is available to post menopausal women (i.e. 1 year after last period).
It involves an ultrasound scan as well as a biochemical test to assess the risk of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths among women. It results in 5 % of all cancer deaths in women.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
A blood sample will also be taken to determine the levels of CA-125, a tumour marker which has been linked to an increased risk of having ovarian cancer.
CA-125 is found in higher concentrations in ovarian cancer cells than in other cells and is currently the most common tool used to detect this type of cancer.
We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary. A laboratory report will follow with the results for the CA-125 analysis.
See our FAQ page if you would like to know more about any of our scans.
Need to expose lower part of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e Trousers / skirts.
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time.
Milk and Fizzy drinks are not recommended.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
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.
The blood test combined with the post menopause scan is analysed in the UK by our authorised partners TDL . By booking a post menopause scan appointment with us you are agreeing to your personal information being shared with TDL solely for the purpose of this test. Your express permission will also be asked during your appointment.
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