Private ultrasound scan in London

UME Health technicians offer a full range of state-of-the-art private ultrasound solutions to meet the diverse needs of patients and healthcare providers. With advanced imaging technology and expertise, our technicians are able to provide accurate and detailed ultrasound scans for various medical conditions. Additionally, we strive to ensure patient comfort and safety throughout the entire ultrasound procedure.

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Visualising the Unseen with Ultrasound

Sound Waves in Action

Ultrasound scans are non-invasive medical procedures that use high-frequency sound waves to create images within our bodies.

Versatile Applications

These scans are commonly used to monitor the health and development of a foetus during pregnancy, as well as to diagnose and evaluate various conditions in different parts of the body, such as the abdomen, lungs, pelvis, or heart.

Safe and Radiation-Free

Ultrasound scans are safe, painless, and do not involve any radiation exposure, making them a widely used diagnostic tool in healthcare settings.

Types of Ultrasound Scans

  • Exploring the Ultrasound Toolkit
    • Different types of ultrasound scans are used in day-to-day practice, which include transabdominal, transvaginal, doppler, and endoscopic ultrasound. 
  • Transabdominal scans 
    • The most common type involves applying a gel to the abdomen and using a handheld device called a transducer to create images. 
  • Transvaginal ultrasound 
    • It involves inserting a probe into the vagina to obtain clearer and more detailed images of the pelvic organs. 
  • Flow Insights with Doppler: Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to measure blood flow in the body and is often used to assess blood flow within the heart or vessels.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound  
    • When more detailed imaging is required or there is poor acquisition of images due to the unfavourable position of the organ or tissue, an internal ultrasound scan may be necessary.
    • Which involves the passing of an ultrasound probe attached to a long tube into the oral cavity and then into the digestive system to visualise organs and tissues in the gastrointestinal tract.
    • This technique allows for detailed imaging of the oesophagus, stomach, and other structures that are not easily accessible with traditional ultrasound methods.

Benefits of Ultrasound Scans at UME Health

Radiation-Free Clarity

Ultrasound scans do not involve radiation exposure like X-rays or CT scans.


  • Ultrasound scans are generally safe and painless for patients. 
  • They provide real-time imaging, allowing healthcare professionals to immediately assess and diagnose abnormalities or conditions.

What to Expect During an Ultrasound Scan

  • Comfort is Key
    • You can expect to lie on a comfortable examination table while a trained technician applies a gel to the area being examined. The technician will then use a handheld device called a transducer to glide over the gel-covered area, emitting sound waves that create images on a monitor. 
  • Quick and Simple
    • The procedure is usually quick, and you may be asked to change positions or hold your breath briefly for better imaging.

UME Health Radiology Consultants

Dr. Graham Robinson

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Graham qualified at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1996. He trained in ...

Dr. Hammad Siddiqi

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cross-sectional imaging with a subspecial interest in musculoskeletal imaging ...

Dr. Qaiser Malik

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Qaiser Malik is a Consultant MSK Radiologist and Clinical Director of Radiology at ...

Dr. Saeed Mirsadraee

Cardiothoracic Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiovascular imaging, thoracic imaging, valve implantation imaging, vascular...

Dr. Zahir Amin

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Bile duct cancer, biliary strictures, liver tumour imaging, pancreatic cysts ...

Dr. Syed Babar

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Musculoskeletal radiology, gynaecological imaging, sports and orthopaedic...

Dr. Timothy Beale

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties: Head and neck radiology with a particular interest in radiology of head and neck ...

Dr. Steve Connor

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Steve Connor was appointed as a consultant neuroradiologist at King’s College ...

Dr. Catriona Davies

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Ultrasound, gynaecological imaging, colorectal imaging, urological imaging ...

Dr. Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Radiology, musculoskeletal and spinal imaging, sports imaging ...

Dr. Carole Ridge

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiothoracic, oncologic imaging and interventional radiology ...

Dr. Andrew Plumb

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, colorectal cancer, bowel cancer, colon ...

Dr. Polly Richards

Consultant Radiologists

Specialties: Dr Polly Richards is a neuroradiologist specialising in head and neck imaging, ultrasound of ...

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram,
is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to
create an image of parts of the inside of the body.

Is it safe?

Ultrasound scans are painless and there
are no known associated risks.

Will it be comfortable?

Ultrasound scans do not cause any pain
or discomfort and we will make sure you
are as comfortable as possible.


Before your ultrasound scan, you may be

asked to follow certain instructions:

Drink water and have a full bladder
until after the scan

Avoid eating several hours before a
scan for your digestive system

The scan and what to expect

Patients are usually asked to lie down whilst the radiologist places a probe on the skin over the body part that is to be examined.

As the images are detected by the
probe, they are displayed on the monitor in real-time.

The scan is painless and takes approximately 15-45 minutes
dependent on the area.

After the scan

Patients are generally able to continue as
normal after their scan unless they are having procedures with an interventional element.

Results are usually read within 24-48 hours
and sent to the referring clinician.

Why Choose UME Health Harley Street


Self-Pay Options

We offer self-payment options, and we can provide you with a breakdown of the expenses linked to your treatment.


Fast Scans and Results

We offer exclusive consultations every day at our specialised diagnostic facility and results of scans will be reported and delivered within 2 days.


Local GP Available

In case you're in need of immediate private GP attention, UME Health provides expedited services for the same purpose.


Friendly and Welcoming Staff

At our clinic, we take pride in our friendly and welcoming staff. We want our patients to feel welcome and cared for.

Ultrasound scan patients FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ section about our private ultrasound scan in London. Here, we have carefully curated a list of questions that patients like you may have regarding ultrasound procedures and technology. We understand that the world of medical imaging can often be overwhelming, and it is our goal to provide you with clear and concise answers to ease any concerns or confusion you may have. Whether you are curious about the safety of ultrasound, the different types of ultrasound scans available, or what to expect during an ultrasound appointment, this section below will help you find the information you need. So, sit back, relax, and let us guide you through the world of ultrasound.

UME Health Patients Reviews

At our clinic, we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients. We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient has a positive treatment experience and receives the best possible care from industry consultants. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where our patients feel cared for and supported throughout their treatment journey. We value our patients' feedback and are committed to continuously improving our services to meet their needs.

sharon wallis
sharon wallis
Very pleased they were able to fit me in so quickly. Easy place to find, and very comfortable surroundings. The 2 technicians were ver6 kind and made me feel very relaxed.
David Young
David Young
I visited Lumen for a full screening in November 2023. I chose the Lumen because for the last fifteen years I have had regular MRI assessments with Dr Garry Savin at his previous practice. Therefore, it was imperative that I visited his fabulous new clinic. Lumen have the most state of the art technology in the world of preventative medicine but my reason for choosing the clinic was because it is run by Dr Savin. Machines are machines but the difference with Lumen is the man behind the machines - that is the key - and Dr Savin is that difference. That is the reason why I've followed him to his Harley street clinic. Lumen offers a state of the art service that is in a league of its own. If you are able to take up the opportunity to have a screening you won't regret it and should there be any issues the diligent on going support is amazing and couldn't be bettered. When you buy a car it isn't just the vehicle you judge it is also the after sales service - Dr Savin's I would suggest is second to none. Lumen as a clinic is amazing. Dr Savin and his team provide a service that makes you feel relaxed, informed and cared for from the moment you arrive. His wonderful colleague Natalie Boden steers you through the day from assessment to assessment, with Dr Savin reviewing your every move. The location in Harley Street couldn't be more convenient, the building luxurious and the team ultra efficient. If you are wondering who should do your preventative assessment then I would say choose Lumen because you will get the most advanced technology alongside good old fashioned GP care. Lumen is the best and you won't regret choosing it for your screening. If you run a successful business perhaps you could provide for your staff a screening at Lumen? I'm sure they would be forever grateful and you never know you may just save a life! Finally, I would be very happy to provide further references on Dr Savin and Lumen if required. Please approach Lumen and ask for the person who provided this review.
Adel Ekladios
Adel Ekladios
Great place. Spacious, clean, welcoming and friendly reception. The site is equipped with an up-to-date equipment.
Nigel Lowndes
Nigel Lowndes
The staff are so friendly and work as team
Valentina Santo
Valentina Santo
I highly recommend 17 Harley Street clinic, Doctor Nazir and all his team
Sol Downes
Sol Downes
I sought the help of PODOGO in June this year. After reading about Consultant Mr. Nazir background on the website, I thought that he would be the ideal person to investigate my problem; which was an ongoing foot injury that had been previously misdiagnosed by the NHS.Upon first meeting Mr. Nazir, it was very apparent that he was incredibly perspicacious in relation to his field, which was displayed by the way he was able to identify where my pain was, and his explanation of what could have been the root cause.This placed me at immeditate ease, by feeling he was more than capable to deal with my problem, of which I had suffered with for well over a decade with.Mr. Nazir very quickly identified what he suspected to be the problem, and arranged for a scan to be done. The scanned confirmed his suspicions that the injury was a fracture to my 5th metertasal bone, and that the tendon had been damaged, resulting in a full detachment.After carefully listening to the options Mr. Nazir suggested to fix my injury, I decided to go ahead with surgery, which was to remove a large piece of damaged bone, and reattach the damaged tendon.After suffering for a number of years, I placed my trust in Mr. Nazir to assist me in hopefully getting my full mobility back, and to be pain free, as this injury had had a serious impact on my overall health, for a considerable number of years. In my view, he has more than delivered on what he said he could.The day of the surgery was an absolute breeze, and all the staff that supported me, were also so professional by providing exceptional care.I am now approximately 8 weeks post op, and my foot has never felt so good, all my pain has gone away, and I am making great progress now, including being able to walk without any pain.To say I am surprised and elated at the success of the operation, would be an understatement.I am extremely grateful to Dr. Nazir for his extremely fast prognosis, diagnosis and successful treatment.I would highly recommend anyone to see Consultant Nazir, should they be in need of any foot related problem.
Michelle Eggleston
Michelle Eggleston
Really impressed with service here. Went for an MRI appointment. Staff were welcoming and friendly, made me feel less anxious and very speedy. Would recommend to anyone.
Debra Vercammen
Debra Vercammen
Felt very safe and well cared for

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