Ultrasound scans use high frequency sound waves to create an image of a specific internal part of the body. Pulses of ultrasound are transmitted from a handheld device called a transducer. These waves pass through the skin and bounce back from structures inside the body to produce detailed images on a computer screen, from which signs of disease can be detected.
Most ultrasound scans are non-invasive and used to examine parts of the body such as the heart, abdomen and breasts. Sometimes internal scans are carried out if a particular organ needs close-up examination. Ultrasounds are completely safe and painless, although internal scans may cause a little discomfort.
The Montefiore has invested in two ultrasound scanners: the LOGIQ e, one of the most innovative machines available; and the VIVIDI, a bespoke machine for cardiac examinations. Cardiac ultrasound (also known as an Echocardiogram) is used to detect disease and defects in the heart such as muscle damage, blood clots, inflammation and enlargement.
Self-funding & insured patients
At The Montefiore Hospital you can be treated even if you don't have private medical insurance. With a fixed price agreed in advance you can pay for one-off private treatment when you need it. A referral is required before we can book an ultrasound scan.
For more information or to book an appointment, please call our diagnostics team on 01273 828 088.