Diagnostics

Steth And Derm
Ultrasound Scans

We can arrange general and specific ultrasound scans at our partner clinics in London, where convenient for you to
attend.
Please book a consultation with a GP for an assessment and advise on the type of scan you require.

Ultrasound Scans

  • Ultrasound
  • Abdominal ultrasound150
  • Urinary tract ultrasound150
  • Pelvic ultrasound150
  • Abdomen and pelvis ultrasound230
  • Trans-Vaginal ultrasound150
  • Testicular ultrasound150
  • Skin lump ultrasound120
  • Breast ultrasound250
  • Thyroid ultrasound150
  • Carotid Doppler250
  • Abdominal aorta ultrasound 250
  • Arterial lower limbs250
  • Venous Duplex250
X-ray

An X-ray is a quick and painless procedure commonly used to produce images of the inside of the body. It’s a very effective way of looking at the bones and joints, although they’re sometimes used to detect problems affecting soft tissue, such as internal organs.

Problems that may be detected during an X-ray include:

  • bone fractures and breaks
  • scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine)
  • non-cancerous and cancerous bone tumours
  • lung problems, such as pneumonia and lung cancer
  • dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • heart problems, such as heart failure
  • breast cancer

For all X-rays, you should let the hospital know if you’re pregnant. X-rays aren’t usually recommended for pregnant women unless it’s an emergency.

Are X-rays safe?

People are often concerned about being exposed to radiation during an X-ray. However, the part of your body being examined will only be exposed to a low level of radiation for a fraction of a second.

People are often concerned about being exposed to radiation during an X-ray. However, the part of your body being examined will only be exposed to a low level of radiation for a fraction of a second.

Generally, the amount of radiation you’re exposed to during an X-ray is the equivalent to between a few days and a few years of exposure to natural radiation from the environment.

Being exposed to X-rays does carry a risk of causing cancer many years or decades later, but this risk is thought to be very small.

For example, an X-ray of your chest, limbs or teeth is equivalent to a few days’ worth of background radiation, and has less than a 1 in 1,000,000 chance of causing cancer.

The benefits and risks of having an X-ray will be weighed up before it’s recommended. Talk to your doctor about the potential risks beforehand, if you have any concerns.

  • X-ray (one site) £90
Breast Screening

The goal we want to achieve with breast screening mammography is to detect cancer before any clinical signs are
noticeable.
In common with leading breast cancer centres and international standards we advocate routine annual full field digital mammography from the age of 40, or from 35 if high risk factors and family history have been identified.

Digital mammography

Full field digital mammography is a diagnostic, low dose x-ray examination for examining the breast. It is usually offered to women over 40 and is used routinely in screening programmes. It is also the first investigation for symptomatic purposes, including for those with a family history of breast cancer or on hormone replacement therapy.

Mammography have some limitations and potential risks:

– A Mammogram exposes you to low-dose radiation. The dose is very low, though, and for most women the benefits of regular mammography outweigh the risks posed by this amount of radiation.

– Mammograms aren’t always accurate. The accuracy of the procedure depends on many factors such as the quality of the image, the technique used and the skill of the radiographer. Other factors – such as your age and breast density – may result in false-negative or false-positive mammograms. Always tell your doctor if you’ve noticed a change in one of your breasts, especially if your mammogram is interpreted as normal.

– Mammograms in younger women can be difficult to interpret. The breasts of younger women contain more glands and ligaments than do those of older women, resulting in dense breast tissue that can obscure signs of cancer. With age, breast tissue becomes fattier and has fewer glands, making it easier to detect changes on mammograms.

  • Bilateral mammogram 3D£275.00
  • Bilateral breast ultrasound£250.00

Cardiology and Vascular Diagnostics

ECG

An ECG, is a quick and simple test which looks at the electrical activity of the heart. We use it as a baseline test to look for evidence of cardiac damage, cardiac enlargement and/or a rhythm disturbance.

ECG£75.00

Echocardiography

It is used to assess the structure and function of the heart and visualise the valves, heart chambers, heart muscle and blood flow. It gives a detailed picture of cardiac health.

Echocardiography £400.00

ECG Holter

It is used to understand what is occurring to a patient’s heart over a prolonged period of time, rather than the snapshot provided by an echocardiogram or electrocardiogram.

ECG Holter (48 hours)£175.00

Carotid doppler

This is an imaging test that uses ultrasound to examine the carotid arteries in the neck and can show a narrowing or blockage in the arteries due to a build-up of cholesterol plaque.

Carotid doppler£250.00

Arterial and venous doppler studies

These are vascular flow studies that can detect abnormal flow within arteries or veins in the abdomen (aorta) and lower limbs.

Vascular doppler (one site)£250.00