Ultrasound Screening Packages

Ovarian screening Appointment length: 20 mins
Cost: £95

Ovarian cancer is the 4th most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK. The incidence of ovarian cancer has been rising steadily over the past few years and was traditionally found to be more common in post-menopausal women but the incidence in pre-menopausal women is also rising.

Screening for Ovarian cancer is particularly useful because the patient can have no symptoms for a considerable amount of time and early detection with ultrasound can markedly improve outcome. We recommend that you have the scan done on 1 yearly basis and 6 monthly basis if you have a family history of ovarian cancer.

 
Testicular screening Appointment length: 20 mins
Cost: £95

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst young men from 15 years to 50 years. It can however occur at any age group. The incidence of testicular cancer is on the rise with the number of cases doubling in the past 20 years. There are approximately 1500 new cases a year.

Early detection and treatment can prevent the cancer from spreading and therefore improve outcome.

 
Prostate screening Appointment length: 20 mins
Cost: £95

Prostate cancer accounts for approx 70% of all cancers in men and mainly affects men over 50 years of age. More than half the cases are in patients over 75 years of age.

As men get older they may experience obstructive urinary symptoms such as poor urinary flow, incomplete emptying of the bladder and delay in starting to pass urine. These symptoms are usually due to benign prostatic hypertrophy which is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, however prostate cancer can also cause these symptoms.

Early detection and treatment can prevent the cancer from spreading and therefore improve outcome.

 
Infertility Ultrasound screening Appointment length: 20 mins
Cost: £95
Ultrasound can detect obvious abnormalies of the uterus or ovaries that may result in infertility, but is only one of a series of investigations that are available for the investigation of infertility. You should visit your doctor to seek advice regarding other investigations you may require.
 
Aortic aneurysm screening Appointment length: 20 mins
Cost: £95

The health of the aorta is very important, as it is the artery that leaves the heart to supply blood to all the organs, limbs and muscles of the body.

The section of the aorta within the chest is called the thoracic aorta and the section of the aorta in the abdomen is called the abdominal aorta.

Normally a healthy aorta is elastic to accommodate the different pressure changes in the blood. However, with time atherosclerotic changes take place. This is a fatty deposition in the wall of the artery resulting in stiffening of the wall of the artery. This is exacerbated by smoking, poor diet and high blood pressure. As a result of these changes the aorta is more susceptible to widening or bulging resulting in the development of an aortic aneurysm which is a potentially fatal condition for which early medical intervention is life saving.

The patient can be symptom free or present with abdominal and back pain. On clinical examination a pulsating mass in the abdomen can be felt.

Aortic ultrasound examination can measure the diameter of the aorta, detect any calcification or fatty deposits and assess the blood flow in the aorta.