We offer a range of MSK and General Ultrasound Scans by referral and direct to patients. Our team of highly trained radiologists and sonographers are here to help you on your road to recovery. Your scan may be carried out by a student Sonographer but will always be under the supervision of our specialists. Benefit from our advanced ultrasound technology and be diagnosed and treated for a variety of issues including muscular, bones and joints, blood flow and women’s health. Find more information about our clinic below including how to get an appointment, what scans are available, what your visit will be like, and some of the benefits to ultrasound.
We are open Monday to Friday:
8.45am – 5pm
Give us a call: 01202 436503
For the majority of our ultrasound services, you’ll need to be referred by your doctor or healthcare professional. Please speak with your doctor about us and they can download the referral form to complete and send in via Egress.
How to find us
You can find us in Cavendish House on the AECC University College campus. We are located to the left of the main building.
There’s free parking onsite (car park 1) and on the roads around the campus, so there’s no problem if you’re planning on driving, just follow our address:
School of Radiology
What Three Words
Our What3Words address is ///limit.trick.crate which is more specific that our postcode. You can enter it into the free what3words app, or desktop map to find us hassle-free.
What is Ultrasound?
Ultrasound scans are painless and non-invasive procedures that use high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body - a sonogram, or ‘sound-drawing’. You’ll likely recognise these scanners as they’re commonly used with pregnant women to check-up on babies in the womb.
What are some of the benefits to Ultrasound?
Ultrasound scans are really useful if you have issues with pain, swelling, or infections, or problems with blood flow as it takes images of the internal organs and displays them on a screen in real time. The radiologist or sonographer can interact with your body during the scan to help get clear results and you can see what’s happening.
When is Ultrasound preferred to CT or X-Ray?
Ultrasound images complement other forms of scans, such as X-ray images as they give a clearer picture of soft tissue muscle that don't show up as well on x-ray images.
The majority of ultrasound scans are non-invasive (no needles or injections). They are also safer than other diagnostic techniques such as x-rays and CT scans as patients will not be exposed to ionizing radiation.
Ultrasound at AECC UC
Our team of trained sonographers, radiologists and healthcare professionals are here to support you through your scan. We use ultrasound to diagnose conditions, and plan and assess treatments to get you on the road to recovery.
What to expect when you visit
When you arrive, please arrive at reception where our friendly staff will check you in. You can take a seat in our waiting area where you will be collected by a member of the ultrasound team.
Depending on what type of scan you are having, you will be seen by a radiologist and/ or sonographer.
Scans usually take 10 – 15 minutes. Once your scan is complete, we will wipe up the gel and you will be free to get dressed and return to reception.
For further questions about your visit please view the FAQs below or refer to our Ultrasound First Visit Guide.
No, there are no known risks with ultrasound and it is considered to be very safe
Yes, we are more than happy for you to be accompanied on your visit.
Scans usually take about 10 – 15 minutes without delays. Your total time in the clinic is likely to be around 30 – 40 minutes.
There are no side-effects to ultrasound. You can drive home or return to work as necessary afterwards. Please note: this doesn’t apply to Ultrasound guided injections.
After your scan, the images will be examined by the sonographer who will prepare a report of their findings. This may take some time to reach your referring doctor, but is normally less than 14 working days.
To refer your clients please complete our referral form and send in via Egress.