At MUMS we offer ultrasound scan of the Liver to patients aged 16 and over.
An ultrasound of the liver is an examination to identify both the function of the liver and specific liver conditions. A liver scan may recommended to check for diseases such as liver cancer, hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver. Lesions such as tumours, abscesses, or cysts of the liver or spleen can be seen on a liver scan. The spleen is looked at too – as it is very close to the liver. Another organ examined at the time of liver ultrasound is the gallbladder. Any enlargement of the liver is detected on ultrasound scan of the liver. There are often other reasons as to why a liver scan is recommended. We can offer peace of mind, reassurance with high calibre radiographers performing a scan on your liver. Ultrasound is non-invasive, safe and reliable.
The liver is the largest organ in the body located in the abdomen on the right upper side. It is made up of two lobes with lobules connected to ducts – the hepatic duct. The liver makes bile, that breaks down fats. The liver also rids the body of drugs and toxic products. It has an important role in the production of protein for the blood and regulates clotting.
We ask patients to starve for 6-8 hours prior to a Liver Scan as this reduces the amount of bowel gas in the abdomen for better pictures.
MUMS patients can self-refer or bring a referral from their clinician. There are no waiting times and booking is easy. A liver scan costs £195.00. You will be given a report at the end of the scan. The report can be analysed by MUMS clinicians for any onward referral or more investigative testing such as liver function testing.
You can call us on 0121 704 2669 to book or you can make an enquiry on our website. You can even book an pay online.
MUMS has been offering ultrasound for two decades – offering affordable ultrasound for rapid diagnosis using the the most experienced clinicians.
No, you do not need a referral, you can just book in for a scan. We will provide you with a full report at the end of the scan and you can forward a copy to your GP as well.
We will ask you to not eat or drink anything after 9pm the night before the scan, except for water. If you have a full abdominal scan, it is good to drink water as we can measure your bladder before and after emptying to make sure there is no urine retention.
You get the results immediately after the scan, we email you a copy of the report and we can give you a printed copy for your GP as well.
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