For many men the term ultrasound is more closely linked with pregnancy than their own well-being. However, in recent years this form of technology has proved extremely useful in finding a wide range of ailments with the human body as a whole. As a result, the ultrasound is now widely used tool to check and diagnose a wide range of male related illnesses.
Below is a quick glance at some of the ways an ultrasound screening can be used to help you.
At our Private Ultrasound Clinic in Harley Street, London, we will assess your liver size, shape, texture and look for any changes in terms of cysts, masses, fatty infiltration or alcohol related liver disease. We will scan your pancreas, spleen and gallbladder, searching for changes and calculi as well as free fluid. We would advise that no food is consumed at least 4 hours before the abdominal scans
Kidneys are responsible for a wide range of high priority functions within your body- such as removing toxins, balancing fluids and producing urine. Using non-invasive ultrasound methods, we will make sure you are in perfect working order by checking the;
Size / Shape
Echogenicity (the ability to return the ultrasound echo) of both kidneys
This scan is usually done with a full bladder, so please drink 2 pints of water 30 minutes before scan.
After an assessment of your bladder and kidneys, we will ask you to go and empty your bladder to look at residual urine post micturition. Sometimes the prostate condition or other conditions prevent urinary bladder from emptying properly and can lead to recurrent infections within retained urine. Prostates scan will be done trans abdominally, with full bladder.
During the test we will assess the;
Size / Any potential
Any potential changes within prostate
Once completed, we will provide you with a full report and images which you can take to your GP for further consultations if necessary.
We understand how sensitive this examination might be to men, so our Clinic has a most-renowned male Consultant Radiologist who performs Testicular Scans and Screening. Testicular scan will usually examine testicles for any lumps or swellings, while it would also look at the superficial tissues of the scrotum, spermatic cord and epididymis (tube connected to testis)/
Details would be discussed with our Consultant during the appointment and a copy of full medical report will be provided.
Should you wish to combine 2 ultrasound scans by our Consultant Radiologist we offer a special rate of £300, providing a significant saving of £100.