Ultrasound is a type of scanning that uses sound waves (not X-rays) to look inside the body.
- Pregnancy scans including
- Nuchal Translucency (NT) scans
- Early pregnancy scans
- Fetal anomaly screening
- Third trimester scans and amniocentesis
- Thyroid scans including biopsies
- Scans for gallstones
- Scans to identify gynaecological issues
- Prostate examinations
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) scans
- Scans for abdominal pains
- Scans for children (Paediatrics)
- Fertility scans
This depends upon the nature of the scan - please see 'Contact' below.
|Saturday and Sunday||Closed*|
* Occasionally, weekend and evening services are provided
What to expect
- You will be given information in advance of your scan, which prepares you for your particular examination for example, coming to the hospital with a full bladder.
- When you arrive, please report to reception where you will be asked to take a seat in our waiting area.
- You will then be called to the examination room and asked to adjust your clothing (if necessary) to allow for the examination and asked to lie on the examination couch.
- The Sonographer or Radiologist will apply warm gel to the area of skin being examined and will move an ultrasound probe across the surface of your skin.
- At the end of your examination, you will be asked to wipe gel from your skin.
- The results of your scan will be sent to the Doctor who requested approximately a week later.
Tel: 01793 605049
Location: Great Western Hospital - ground floor (please see Floor plan).
Routine maternity scans
Tel: 01793 604822
Location: Great Western Hospital - Women's Health Outpatients, second floor (please see Floor plan).
Early pregnancy scans
Tel: 01793 605257
Location: Great Western Hospital - Maternity Services, second floor (please see Floor plan).
Please see the NHS website: Ultrasound scans.