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Our detailed upper body ultrasound investigates any of the following areas; shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. It is a detailed investigation to help diagnose tendon tears, muscle tears, masses, fluid collection, sprains, inflammation or nerve entrapments.

If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort in these areas, our upper body ultrasound will detect what may be causing this and any underlying conditions in your upper limb area.

This scan is available to patients over the age of 18 and is performed by qualified sonographers with extensive musculoskeletal ultrasound

What does an arm ultrasound include?

Our arm ultrasound includes:
Detailed report and images
20 minute appointment

What is the purpose of an arm ultrasound?

The purpose of an arm ultrasound is to use sound waves to provide a detailed picture of the area which will help detect any damage in the area. It may be recommended that you have this ultrasound if you are experiencing any swelling or other abnormalities that cannot be analysed externally.

Book now or email for more information about this scan.

Arm Ultrasound FAQs

Can I eat and drink before my scan?

Yes, you can eat or drink before your scan.

Who will perform the arm ultrasound?

All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.

What do I need to wear for the scan?

We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.

What do I need to bring to my arm ultrasound?

Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.

Will you advise me of any abnormalities?

Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.

Do I still need to visit the NHS if I had a scan with you?

Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.

What happens in terms of referrals?

We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the kidney, ureters & bladder scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.
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