Overview

Ultrasound

Ultrasound scans are a very safe procedure. They can help to:

  • make a diagnosis
  • make a decision about your treatment
  • monitor a condition
  • monitor the progress of a pregnancy

An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves. These waves create an image of the part of your body being scanned.

It involves a handheld probe being placed onto your skin and moved over the area.

Lubricating gel is put onto your skin first, to help the probe move around smoothly.

Ultrasound scans at our hospitals are by appointment only.

Team

Our radiology page has information about the consultants in our service.

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

Contact us

Phone

Radiology department: 020 7188 5490

General ultrasound: 020 7188 5542

Women's ultrasound: 020 7188 5547

We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

For scans in the ultrasonic angiology department, please see our vascular ultrasound information.

Addresses

Ultrasound scans can take place at both Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. Please check your appointment letter carefully before attending.

St Thomas' Hospital

1st floor, Lambeth Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Accessibility information for ultrasound at St Thomas' Hospital.

Women's ultrasound at St Thomas' Hospital

8th floor, North Wing, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH

Guy's Hospital

2nd floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

3rd floor, Tower Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT

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