Children's Ultrasound Service

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

What is an Ultrasound scan:

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:

  1. Abdominal Evaluation: Paediatric abdominal ultrasound provides detailed images of organs like the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, and spleen. It helps diagnose conditions such as constipation, urinary tract abnormalities, and gastrointestinal issues.
  2. Assessment of Neck Lumps: When children have lumps in their neck, ultrasound helps evaluate their size, location, composition, and characteristics. It can distinguish between solid masses, fluid-filled cysts, or swollen lymph nodes. Ultrasound also identifies any surrounding abnormalities, such as blood vessels, aiding in reaching a diagnosis.
  3. Musculoskeletal Imaging: Paediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound assesses joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It aids in diagnosing sports injuries, developmental dysplasia of the hip, and other orthopaedic conditions.

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:

  1. Expertise in Paediatric Imaging: Our team of highly skilled radiologists specialises in children's imaging. They have extensive training and expertise in performing ultrasound examinations specifically tailored for children. They understand the unique considerations associated with paediatric patients.
  2. Advanced Imaging Technology: Paediatric Diagnostics uses state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment designed specifically for children. This advanced technology allows us to obtain high-resolution images, ensuring accurate diagnoses. We stay at the forefront of medical advancements to provide the best possible care for your child.
  3. Compassionate and Child-Centered Approach: We understand that medical visits can be overwhelming for children. Our compassionate team creates a warm and welcoming environment to put your child at ease. We prioritise their comfort and well-being, making the ultrasound experience as stress-free as possible.
  4. Efficient and Timely Service: We value your time and understand the importance of prompt medical attention. Our efficient scheduling system minimises waiting times, ensuring we accommodate your child's ultrasound appointment at the earliest convenience. We strive to provide timely results for faster diagnosis and appropriate medical interventions.

We have clinics based in West Sussex, meaning we are ideally placed to provide child ultrasounds to patients living in Charlwood, Croydon, Leatherhead, Kingston-upon-Thames, Tonbridge, Maidstone, north and south Kensington, Hammersmith, Twickenham, Camden Town, Wandsworth, and all nearby areas.

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