Ultrasound Scan types performed at the Cotswold Diagnostic Clinic
Ultrasound is the highest resolution test available in musculoskeletal radiology, and that includes MRI scans. It allows us to move structures whilst scanning (e.g. tendons and muscles), to compare both sides for subtle differences, to perform guided treatments, and to discuss your symptoms.
MUSCULOSKELETAL ULTRASOUND SCANS
We specialise in this type of ultrasound, which includes assessment of tendons, ligaments, muscles, hernias, nerves, bursae, joints, collections and haematomas, and lumps and bumps.
We also perform guided injections into joints, bursae, tendon sheaths, and around nerves.
Additional treatments include hydrodilatation for frozen shoulder treatment, high volume injections for Achilles tendinosis, ostenil injections, occipital nerve block, & nerve compression syndromes.
GENERAL ABDOMINAL, KIDNEY AND ABDOMINAL AORTA ULTRASOUND SCANS
For assessment of pancreas, liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, gallbladder, gallstones, and the biliary ducts (inside and outside the liver).
We can also screen for aortic abdominal aneurysms.
We are not able to perform specialised obstetric or gynaecological ultrasound.
HEAD AND NECK ULTRASOUND SCANS
For assessment of thyroid nodules.
We can also check the salivary glands and for lumps and bumps including lymph nodes.
We do not have equipment available for fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules or lymph nodes; this can be done at Cirencester Hospital in the NHS clinic.
TESTICULAR ULTRASOUND SCANS
For assessment of the testes.
We also check for benign extra-testicular lumps and swellings, which are very low risk, and include: epididymal cysts, spermatoceles, varicoceles, hydroceles, haematoceles, scrotal stones (pearls), sperm granulomas, fibrous pseudotumours, lipomas, adenomatoid tumours, and hernias.
DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS (DVT) DOPPLER ULTRASOUND SCANS
For assessment of DVT in the arms and legs.
We can also check for lumps and bumps, collections, for a Baker's cyst behind the knee, and for thrombus in superficial veins (thrombophlebitis).
COTSWOLD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC CONTACT :
Tel: 01285 323677
Mob: 07498 655839
Email: [email protected]
Ultrasound Clinic location in Cirencester: Active Therapy Clinic, 8 Whiteway Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7BA
Registered address for correspondence: 80 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YD