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If you are experiencing any abnormal swelling or pain in the following areas; hip, upper thigh, knee, ankle, calf and foot, our lower limb ultrasound will investigate the area and work to diagnose the cause of the problem.

Our lower limb ultrasounds are also particularly useful at detecting the early changes of rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, tendon tears or masses in the lower limb area.

This scan is available to patients over the age of 18 and is performed by qualified sonographers with extensive musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning experience. Please do not wear jewellery in the area that is to be examined.

What does a leg ultrasound include?

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

What is the purpose of a leg ultrasound?

The purpose of a leg ultrasound is to detect any underlying causes which may be causing discomfort in the patient. Sound waves emitted from the ultrasound will produce a picture of the area which can then be analysed without the need for surgery.

Book now or email for more information about this scan.

Leg Ultrasound FAQs

Can I eat and drink before my scan?

Yes, you can eat or drink before your scan.

Who will perform the leg 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 leg 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 leg ultrasound 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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