Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the opening times?

How do I book?

Is your staff qualified in the use of medical ultrasound equipment?

Do I require a referral from my Doctor?

When do I get the results?

How much does it cost?

How long is my appointment?

How do I pay?

Does the scan hurt?

Is Ultrasound safe?

What is ultrasound imaging and how does it work?

What are the limitations of ultrasound imaging?

What Ultrasound equipment do you use?

What should I wear for the examination?

What happens during the examination?

What 2D, 3D and 4D pregnancy scans do you offer?

 

What are the opening times?

We are open on weekends and occasional weekdays.
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How do I book?

Please contact us on 0141 221 2496 if you have any questions or to book an appointment.
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Is your staff qualified in the use of medical ultrasound equipment?

All our staff are qualified Sonographers who also work in the local NHS Hospitals.
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Do I require a referral from my Doctor?

If you are well and symptom free you can attend for our screening packages without a referral from your doctor.

If you have symptoms or wish to be assessed for a pre-existing condition we will require your doctor to complete an ultrasound request form which can be downloaded from here.
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When do I get the results?

The Sonographer may discuss their findings with you during the examination.

We will send a signed report of our findings to your doctor. You should then arrange an appointment with your GP who will explain our findings to you.

We feel that your doctor is best placed to explain the findings to you because he will have details of blood tests and other investigations that may have been carried out.
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How much does it cost?

Please check our prices section.
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How long is my appointment?

Appointment length is 20 minutes.
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How do I pay?

We accept Debit cards and Cash. We do not accept cheques.
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Does the scan hurt?

Ultrasound examination is a non-invasive and painless procedure.
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Is Ultrasound safe?

Ultrasound has been used in medical diagnosis for more than 30 years in which time no known harmful effects have been demonstrated.
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What is ultrasound imaging and how does it work?

Ultrasound imaging involves the use of very high frequency sound waves to obtain images of the internal organs. The images are obtained by the interpretation of sound waves which are reflected off the internal organs. This is carried out by sophisticated instruments and then interpreted by a computer.

Ultrasound does not use x-ray or ionising radiation.
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What are the limitations of ultrasound imaging?

Ultrasound waves have difficulty penetrating bone and air. So bony structures, lungs and the gastrointestinal tract should be examined by other means.
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What Ultrasound equipment do you use?

We use state of the art Ultrasound equipment, GE Voluson 730 with 3D and 4D capability.
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What should I wear for the examination?

A loose comfortable 2 piece outfit is appropriate for most examinations.
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What happens during the examination?

The procedure is non-invasive and painless. For most examinations you will be asked to lie on the couch. For other examinations you will be asked to stand or sit while the examination takes place. The Sonographer will move a transducer lubricated with warm gel over the area to be examined to obtain necessary images.
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What 2D, 3D and 4D pregnancy scans do you offer?

We offer a wide variety of pregnancy scans. These range from early pregnancy scans and sexing scans to a variety of 3D scans and 4D scans. We are now the only clinic in Scotland to offer HD Live scans. We cannot guarantee you an accurate diagnosis of the sex. Our 2D scans, 3D scans and HD Live scans are non-diagnostic scans.
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