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.LGI and SJUH have multiple scanning rooms providing a wide variety of ultrasound examinations including Abdominal, Pelvic and Obstetric scans.
Once you have had your scan the nurse will see you with the result and inform you of further management.
This may include: NEW SYMPTOMS Please contact your GP or call 111 for further advice.
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).
A qualified Ultrasound Practitioner will supervise these scans. You will obtain the results of the examination when you attend for thenext appointment with that Doctor.
We see women who are referred by their GP or other doctors with symptoms of vaginal bleeding and/or pelvic pain in early pregnancy (between six and fourteen weeks). You will be asked to produce a urine sample if you haven't brought one with you.
This is so that we can perform a pregnancy test and check for markers of urine infection.Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to examine your organs (liver, kidneys,gall bladder, pancreas, bile ducts and spleen) in the abdomen and pelvis. Please drink 1 -1.5 pints of water one hour before your appointment time and do not emptyyour bladder until after the examination.It is safe, will notcause any discomfort and does not affect you. You may be asked to change into a gown leaving your footwear on. Please inform the department, before the appointment, if you do not wish to be examinedin this way Who performs the scan?Please check your appointment letter for the department your scan is being performed in and any preparation required for your scan.ABDOMEN & PELVIS ULTRASOUND SCAN INFORMATION What is an abdomen and pelvis ultrasound scan?If you have severe pain and very heavy bleeding then attend the emergency department at St James University hospital for a review.