At Paediatric Diagnostics, we provide top-quality private paediatric ultrasound services for your child's medical needs. Our experienced team of specialists is committed to delivering exceptional care, using advanced imaging technology to accurately diagnose and monitor various conditions in children. We understand that young patients have unique requirements, and we strive to create a comfortable and child-friendly environment during every visit
An ultrasound, also known as sonography, is a safe and painless imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create detailed pictures of your child's internal organs, tissues, and blood vessels. it's especially beneficial for children because it doesn't involve radiation and is suitable for children of all ages. An ultrasound scan usually takes between 15 and 30 minutes, depending on the part of the body being scanned.
Your child might need this scan so that the doctors can get detailed pictures of the size and shape of part of their body and how well it is working. The information from the scan is then used to plan your child’s treatment.
How Paediatric Ultrasounds Can Support a Diagnosis:
Paediatric ultrasound has various applications in diagnosing and monitoring conditions in children. Some common uses include:
What will happen during the Scan?
You will be able to stay with your child throughout the scan. Your child will need to lie on the bed with the lights turned down low so that the radiologist or sonographer can see the screen easily. They will put some jelly on your child’s skin, over the area being scanned, and move a probe over the area.
This probe transmits the sound waves that pass through your child’s body and picks them up again as they are bounced back. This forms a picture which is stored on a computer. Depending on the part of the body being scanned, your child may have to sit up or roll over so that the radiologist can get the best pictures possible.
After the scan
When enough pictures have been taken, they will wipe off the jelly so that your child can get off the bed and go home if no further tests or treatment is planned. The report from the scan will be sent to your child’s consultant to review.
Why Choose Paediatric Diagnostics?
We go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for your child's health. Here's why Paediatric Diagnostics is the ideal choice for private paediatric ultrasound services:
Book a private ultrasound for your child with Paediatric Diagnostics today. Our private clinic is based in Dorking and Horley in Surrey, making us ideally placed to welcome young patients from all nearby areas, as well as West Sussex, Kent, Brighton, and further afield.