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Private Ultrasound Scan

Ultrasound scan is a diagnostic procedure used to take pictures of internal organs and tissues.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 20th November 2023

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Our Ultrasound scans are reported by Consultant Radiologists, which ensures that you receive the highest level of care every time.

NHS waiting times for ultrasound scans can be variable, it is sometimes more convenient to choose an appointment privately.

We offer direct access to private Ultrasound Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, most diagnostic scans are covered, however it is important that you contact your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Private Ultrasound prices

How much does an Ultrasound cost?

The cost of Ultrasound scans ranges from £190 to £250 per scan.

Ultrasound scans are priced per area to make things simpler.

  • Single  – £190
  • Multiple body parts – £250

What are typical Ultrasound examinations?

Typical Ultrasound examinations include:

  • Abdominal
  • Renal
  • Testicular
  • Breast
  • Musculoskeletal (i.e. Hands, Shoulders, Knees)

We will need a referral from your GP or appropriate clinician before booking your Ultrasound scan.


Are Private Ultrasound Scans safe?

Yes, we put the utmost care into every practice at our independent hospital, ensuring you reach your diagnosis in a more timely way, without the need for long queues. There is no physical difference between a scan with us and that of the NHS.

Who performs Private Ultrasound Scans?

Our private ultrasound scans are performed and reported by Consultant Radiologists. They will make you feel at ease, answer any of your questions and help you reach a confirmed diagnosis. We have specialist Musculoskeletal Radiologists who can also perform ultrasound guided steroid injections.

When can you have a Private Scan?

You would require a referral from your GP, Consultant, physiotherapist or osteopath to make an appointment for a scan. The referral must include the area to be scanned and the clinical reasons why the scan is needed.

Are Private Ultrasound Scans better than NHS?

Whilst the equipment used is the same, the advantage of opting for a Private Ultrasound Scan is the reduced waiting time. For those waiting to be diagnosed with a serious medical condition, this can be advantageous as the sooner a condition is acknowledged, the sooner you can receive treatment.

Key facts about the procedure