Ultrasound

An ultrasound examination is undertaken by an ultrasonographer and  obtains images of the body without the use of x-rays. It uses high frequency sound waves which pass through the skin and are reflected by the body’s internal organs. These ‘echoes’ are converted  with the aid of a computer, into a picture onto a screen.  

The examination involves ultrasound gel being spread over the area of interest and an ultrasound probe is then lightly pressed on the area. Depending on the type of scan you are having, these can take between 10 minutes up to 40 minutes. Some scans require preparation which could include having a special diet, having nothing to eat or drink or attending with a full bladder.

Queen's Hospital Burton

Location

Queen's Hospital Burton 
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Opening times

Emergency Department / Trauma: Monday - Friday: Seven days, 24 hours (on call)

In-patients: Monday - Friday: Seven days, 24 hours (on call)

Out-patients: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 8pm

GP referrals: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 8pm

Royal Derby Hospital

Location

Level 1
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
Derby
DE22 8NE

Nearest entrance: Main entrance
Nearest car park: 1 & 8

Contact

GP: 01332 783 579
Outpatient: 01332 783 224

Opening times

Ultrasound (Non obstetric): Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

Ultrasound (obstetric) Gynae Scan: Emergency out-of-hours service for Emergency Department and in-patients

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital

Location

Samuel Johnson Community Hospital
Trent Valley Rd
Lichfield
WS13 6EF

Telephone: 01543 412 907

Opening times

Out-patients: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

GP referrals: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

 

Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital

Location

Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
Plantation Lane
Mile Oak 
Tamworth
B78 3NG

Telephone: 01827 263 807

Opening times

Out-patients: Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

GP referrals - Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm