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|Uper Abdominal Ultrasound
At MUMS we offer ultrasound scan of the Upper Abdominal area to patients aged 16 and over.
MUMS radiographers, sonographers offer upper abdominal ultrasound. This diagnostic is safe, non-invasive, and reliable. Bouncing sound waves off your body’s tissues and organs – our clinicians can see detailed images to examine your upper abdominal area to look for the presence of abnormalities and diagnose pain or distention ( enlargement). The procedure takes around 20 minutes. Using ultrasound to assess the upper abdominal area helps clinicians identify prostate conditions before they become serious or unmanageable. Abdominal ultrasound examinates all areas of the upper abdominal area and the organs to include:
MUMS sonographers and radiographers can evaluate the cause of stomach pain or bloating, liver disease and tumours and many other conditions.
Your doctor may recommend that you have an upper abdominal ultrasound if you're at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
There is no need for a referral from your NHS GP – you can self-refer for peace of mind.
We ask you to refrain from eating, drinking, and smoking for at least 6 hours before the procedure.
Our chaperone assistants will provide you with a modesty sheet for your dignity. Gel is used to glide the transducer and pictures and measurements of the upper abdominal area are taken by the clinician.
You will be given a detailed report that you can give to your referring clinician and a copy will be in your MUMS electronic medical record should you wish to consult with the Consultant or Private GP at MUMS.
There are no waiting times at MUMS. We offer abdominal ultrasound most days of week.
The cost of an Upper Abdominal Ultrasound is £240.00
You can call us on 0121 704 2669 to book or you can make an enquiry on our website. You can even book and pay online.
MUMS has been offering ultrasound for two decades – offering affordable ultrasound for rapid diagnosis using the most experienced clinicians. We have female and male sonographers who are experts in sonography and reporting.
We offer ultrasound to those who wish to self pay privately and those who have private health insurance.
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.
No, we cannot assess colon, stomach and intestines via ultrasound.
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.