An Ultrasound Scan is a test that involves taking pictures of the body using sound waves. Ultrasound can be used to look at all soft tissue structures and blood vessels. Pulses of ultrasound are sent through the skin into your body which then echo (‘bounce back’) from the various parts of the body, creating an image. The scan is carried out by an Ultrasonographer and the images are recorded and interpreted in order to make a diagnosis.
An Ultrasound scan is one of the most sophisticated diagnostic tools available to help a referring clinician understand the cause of your particular health issue.
By scanning the relevant sector(s) of a patient’s body, an Ultrasound Scan can help to diagnose musculoskeletal problems - for example:
In addition we offer the following Ultrasound investigations:
Most people can have an Ultrasound scan as long as you have a referral from a clinician.
Please note: we currently do not offer any pregnancy scans at Vista Diagnostics
Please call 0845 450 3559 for more details.