What happens when I arrive for my scan?
Please take your appointment letter with you to your appointment, please arrive at the clinic location approximately 10 mins prior to your appointment. When you arrive, please go to the reception staff and let them know that you have arrived - You are not able to use the electronic machine to let the Clinic know that you have arrived, you will need to speak to a receptionist. Once you have reported in for your arrival, you will be asked to take a seat in the appropriate waiting area for your scan.
How long will my appointment take?
The scan will usually take around 20 mins some scans are slightly shorter or slightly longer depending on which part of your body your GP has asked us to Scan.
Chaparone: -A chaparone is always available at every clinic if required.
During Your Scan
Prior to your scan you will be asked to confirm your name and date of birth and be asked a few questions by the sonographer, who will then ask you for your verbal consent prior to performing the scan.
The sonographer will apply a gel to the part of your body that requires to be examined prior to applying the Ultrasound examination probe. The sonographer may ask you to position your self in a number of positions to allow for a detailed examination. The scan is not painful and there are no side effects to having an ultrasound scan and you will be able to continue your day as normal.
Following the scan the gel will be removed, and you will be able to leave. The report will be sent directly to your GP within a few days. We suggest you make an appointment with your GP for a week after the scan when the Doctor will be in receipt of the scan report.
_You will be asked if you would like to answer a short patient experience questionnaire prior to leaving.