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Male > Chest

£250

All fees inclusive – Payment taken at time of booking.

45 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9JF

What is Included?

Consultant radiologist opinion

Same-day results

Available for self-pay or insured

No referral required

Your Ultrasound Checks For:

Inflammation and signs of inflammation

Abnormalities

Lumps

Masses

Tumours

Signs of cancer

FAQ

1. What is a chest ultrasound scan?

A chest ultrasound scan is an examination which checks for health problems, structural changes, abnormalities and diseases (breast tissue and non-breast tissue related conditions) in the chest area as well as the organs within the chest, including;

– The lungs
– Mediastinum (the area of the chest containing the heart, aorta, trachea, esophagus, thymus and lymph nodes)
– Pleural space (the area in between the interior wall of the chest and the lungs)

2. Chest ultrasound: Conditions, symptoms and when to see a doctor

Conditions in men which are breast tissue related:
– Muscle strain
– Breast fat necrosis (damaged breast tissue)
– Fibroadenoma (non-cancerous lump)
– Breast cysts
– Gynecomastia (over grown breast tissue)
– Breast cancer
Conditions in men which are non-breast tissue related:
– Heartburn
– Heart disease
– Respiratory disease

Symptoms

There are multiple symptoms for the conditions listed above, sometimes symptoms are not noticeablewhilst for some conditions symptoms can be persistent and painful, for example, symptoms for heart disease includes pain which is heavy, crushing, searing, tight or deep. Some common symptoms for breast tissue related conditions are:
– A lump in the breast
– Pain in the chest and arms
– Weakness
– Deformity of the chest or arms
– Bruised or red skin in the breast area
When to see a doctor
If you experience any symptoms above please consult your doctor. Diagnosing certain conditions early on could mean the difference between successful treatment and recovery or further complications. If you experience chest pain along with breathing difficulties please seek emergency medical health.

3. Chest ultrasound: What happens at my appointment?

The chest ultrasound scan is a pain free examination which lasts for around 30 minutes. Here is what happens at your appointment:

1. Once you arrive, you’ll be asked asked to change in to a medical gown and to remove any clothing from your upper body as well as jewellery, accessories and other objects which may interfere with the ultrasound scan.

2. You’ll be required to lie flat on your back on an examination table. Your doctor will then apply a water based gel to your chest area. The gel works alongside a handheld scanning device to create images by helping sound waves pass through the body more efficiently.

3. To begin the examination, a handheld scanning device* will firstly be placed on your chest area and then around your armpits (Axilla). It’ll be manoeuvred in these areas whilst applying mild to medium pressure in order to get clear images which will be visible in real-time on a display screen for your doctor. The gel may feel a little cold on your skin but the procedure does not cause any pain. * The ultrasound transducer head which sends high frequency sound waves into the body and picks up responding signals.

4. Once your doctor is satisfied with the quantity and quality of images, the gel will be wiped off your skin,
you can then get dressed.

5. The doctor will discuss the results of the scan with you. A specialist consultant radiologist will review and assess your scan results and provide a comprehensive medical report for you and your doctor.

Following the examination the images are processed and reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist who will provide your doctor with a report. We endeavour to give both you and your GP access to your results on the same day of your scan. You can expect the scan to last between 20-30 minutes. Please give yourself plenty of time for your appointment. As the scan is non-invasive and non-surgical there is no aftercare or recovery requirements so you can go home immediately after your appointment.

4. Chest ultrasound: Preparation for the appointment

No preparation is required for this scan. You are welcome to invite another person to accompany you, we kindly ask you to inform us beforehand
so we can accommodate.