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.
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.