Please check your appointment letter for the department your scan is being performed in and any preparation required for your scan.
GPs, A&E and other health services may refer to this unit by contacting the early pregnancy unit directly or via switchboard. While we aim to see you at you appointment time there may be a delay in an emergency comes up.
The Early Pregnancy Unit is a nurse-run, Consultant led clinic. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire asking you about your symptoms and past medical history.
Female patients may require an internal ultrasound examination of the pelvis. An Ultrasound Practitioner, who specialises in ultrasound, will carry out the scan.
You will beable to ask the person doing the scan any questions you may have.
This is done by using a small hand sensor and gel, which is moved over the surface of the skin and uses the sound waves to create a picture. The scan usually takes 15-30mins and is performed by a sonographer or Radiologist who specialises in Ultrasound.
Ultrasound is used to find out what is causing your problem and help your doctor find the best treatment.
Parking meters have been installed in all car parks at this hospital.
It is advisable to havesufficient loose change with you, to pay for two hours parking.
We have a specialist team of staff to make your ultrasound scan a pleasant experience.
One of our assistant's will assist you into the room and prepare you for the scan which will be performed by a sonographer or a radiologist (radiographer or doctor with specialist training in ultrasound).
As this is a teaching hospital, a Practitioner or Doctor undergoing ultrasound training mayperform your scan. After the test You will be able to eat, drink and resume normal activities as a soon as you wish. The scan report will be sent back to your referring Consultant in Outpatients or General Practitioner (GP).