Specialist

Paediatric Ultrasound

Appointments for ultrasound scans for children, same day reports offering reassurance for families across the North West of England.

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) (£150)

Specialist Sonographer Heather Shaw performs ultrasound on babies up to 6 months old for DDH. This scan is available from 4 weeks, and can be performed up to the time the child is 6 months old. It is advisable if there have been any hip problems in the direct family, if baby was in the breech position in the last month of pregnancy, or born in the breech position after 28 weeks of pregnancy or if the baby's hips were reported as being unstable at the newborn screening examination.

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Childrens Lumps & Bumps (£150)

Investigate lumps & bumps on your child. A soft tissue ultrasound scan examines the soft tissues surrounding lumps and bumps and other swellings on the body. The scan can determine size, consistency and location as well as their appearance and whether the lumps are fluid-filled or solid.

It can check amongst other things lumps, masses, inflammation, cysts, abscesses, growths, hernias and ganglions.

EXCLUDES BREAST TISSUE

not currently available

Childrens Abdominal Scan (£150)

Check the abdomen and internal organs of your child. This scan assesses the size, outline and structure of the liver, billary system, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and urinary bladder. Assesses for any cysts, masses or stones, polyps.

The child will be required to fast for 4 hours prior to the appointment and attend with a full bladder.

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