Scannning Room

Important Information regarding COVID-19 - Please read X

Updated 05/01/2021

We wanted to update you about our plans to continue to support you during this very difficult and unsure time.  We have a link at the bottom of the page to the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) who give regularly updated guidance for Covid-19 and pregnancy. The RCOG guidelines suggest that pregnant women are in a slightly increased risk group for Covid-19 and this risk also slightly increases again in the third trimester (28 weeks onwards) which we take very seriously.

We are classed as medical and diagnostic, therefore able to continue providing you and your family with essential antenatal scans during your pregnancy and also women’s health ultrasound scans. We are however having to reintroduce or essential scans only which means bookings for gender scans and 4D scans will be temporarily suspended until further notice. If however a reassurance scan is booked and we can see the gender we will let you know if we have good views – if your book a growth scan and we can see your baby in 4D we will show you but the primary focus of all our scans is the health and wellbeing of you and your baby.

In keeping with guidance about social distancing, only you and one other from the same household can attend the scan at any one time, we are asking for everyone to attend on time and not early for their scan to reduce time waiting in the reception area. We are also asking that no children attend the scan to ensure that we remain as Covid secure as possible.  Facemasks must be worn throughout the appointment in the clinic unless you are exempt.

On arrival please use the hand sanitiser or bathroom to wash your hands.

At the end of each scan you will not need to wait around and can leave directly from the scanning room which again reduces time with anyone else waiting in reception. The scanning room is then cleaned before the next patient arrives. Our staff are maintaining a stringent hand washing policy to reduce the risk of transmission.

The overwhelming need to keep your families and ours safe will mean that if you or anyone within your home is displaying any signs of Covid-19 or in self isolation please stay away and we will see you after isolation period set by the Government.

We completely understand the worry at this point, pregnancy can be a time of anxiety as it is without this additional concern  – we have attached a link to a valuable source of information which will hopefully be able to answer any concerns you have – we are also here if you have any questions.

In short we are talking every measure to keep you, your family and our families safe at this time.

Keep well and you know where we are if you need anything.

Kindest regards,

The Scanning Room Team xx

Fertility & Gynaecology

The most effective form of imaging to assess the uterus and ovaries, performed for women with a variety of gynaecological complaints including infertility and fertility treatment.

A gynaecological scan can either be performed transabdominally (over the tummy) or transvaginally (internally) dependant on the reason for your scan.  An internal scan is usually the preferred method as it gets you closer to the uterus to allow for clearer assessment of the structures.

A full bladder is necessary for a trans-abdominal scan, so approximately an hour before your scan please drink at least 400mls of water. A transvaginal scan requires an empty bladder for your comfort, as it gives much clearer images.

Fertility Scans. We can provide you with an individualised ultrasound service to meet your needs whether you are having treatment in the UK or abroad. A baseline pelvic scan can be performed to assess the thickness of the endometrium and developing follicles with further follicle tracking if required.

Reasons for self-referral; Specific or generalised pain and tenderness, Swelling and bloating, Irregular periods Painful periods (Dysmenorrhoea), Bleeding after intercourse (Post-coital), Heavy menstrual bleeding (Menorrhagia), Intra-uterine contraceptive device (Coil) location, Post-menopausal bleeding, Endometrial thickness for fertility purposes, Follicle tracking for fertility purposes. We can even offer a baseline fertility scan which is ideally performed between day 9-12 of your cycle to assess the lining of your womb and any dominant follicles – this can give you an idea of expected ovulation.

Common findings identified by scan; Polyps, Ovarian cysts, Fibroids, Polycystic ovaries , Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

A referral is not required for any of the gynaecological services we offer.

What we do…

We discuss how we perform the internal scan with you and ensure you don’t have any allergies to latex. The scan is only performed with your consent.

The size, shape and appearance of the uterus and the thickness of the lining of the endometrium will be measured and assessed along with the ovaries. If you are having fertility treatment and need to know your follicle count we will also measure and report how many follicles are present. We also assess the adnexa/ pelvic area to ensure there are no cysts, masses or free fluid.

After the scan…

We will discuss the findings of the scan with you and provide you with a detailed report. You can either send a copy of the report to your clinic providing your fertility treatment or take the copy to your GP for follow up if suggested.

If we find anything of concern, with your permission we will refer you directly to your GP and discuss our findings/concerns with them for follow up.



25 minute appointment £89

Endometrial thickness

Follicle tracking

Fertility scanning

Gynaecological scan

Detailed report