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Well Woman

At Island Ultrasound we offer a tailor made screening service for females. We will check the abdominal organs, the renal system and the pelvic organs (uterus and ovaries). The scan will be predominantly transabdominal (across the tummy),  however to view the pelvic organs a transvaginal ( Internal examination) may be necessary. A chaperone for this type of examination will be available on request.


We also offer a range of other examinations. These are normally undertaken when there is some concern or pain.

Abdominal Scan

You may need a scan of the abdominal organs to identify potential problems with your liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, aorta or kidneys.

An abdominal scan is useful in identifying many conditions including enlarged organs, fluid in the abdominal cavity, gallstones and disease of the kidneys.

The abdominal scan is carried out trans-abdominally and requires preparation prior to the scan.


We ask our patients to starve for 6 hours prior to the scan appointment time. However clear fluids can be drunk. No milk in tea or coffee or fizzy drinks. Please refrain from smoking prior to the examination.

Pelvic Scan

Gynaecological scanning helps to identify problems concerned with menstrual disorders, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain and infertility. If you are having bloating symptoms, pelvic pain, heavy or excessive bleeding then a scan may help to identify the cause of these problems. Island Ultrasound can help to detect and monitor any of these possible conditions.


A gynaecological examination is initially performed trans-abdominally (across the tummy). It may be necessary to perform a transvaginal (internal) scan depending on the clinical complaint and whether the sonographer is able to visualise the pelvic organs transabdominally.



A chaperone will be available on request for transvaginal examinations.


We ask our patients to attend with a full bladder. This requires 1.5 pints  of water to be drunk 1 hour before the appointment time

Aortic Aneurysm Scan

Island Ultrasound perform abdominal aortic aneurysm screening. Currently there is no screening programme available in Guernsey.


This is the abnormal enlargement of a section of the main artery which transports blood from the heart to the rest of the body. They usually cause no symptoms, and they tend to be diagnosed during screening or during a routine examination by the GP when they feel a pulsating sensation.

During the scan the sonographer will take measurements of the abdominal aorta. Approximately 4 in 100 men over 65 and 1 in 100 women will develop an abdominal aneurysm. Many people are unaware of this and it is for this reason that screening is effective and important for diagnosis.


No preparation is required for the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening scan.

Renal Scan

Abdominal or back pain is the most common indication for a renal scan. If you are experiencing recurrent urinary infections, have blood in the urine or pain in the back then an ultrasound would be useful for diagnosis.


We will usually ask you to drink 1.5 pints of water 1 hour prior to the scan, so we can visualise the urinary bladder

Small Parts

This is medical terminology for small organs such as the thyroid, salivary glands and lumps and bumps. If you have any part of the body that doesn’t feel right (excluding breast as we do not offer this service) we can take a look with ultrasound. It is important to seek a diagnostic test when you feel a lump or have fast onset of pain.

Thyroid Scan

An examination where we look at the thyroid gland and the surrounding structures. Ultrasound is a diagnostic test and is becoming and extension of the physical examination.

Common problems which show up on ultrasound are, masses, multi nodular goitre, cysts and enlargement. If you are experiencing and under or over active thyroid, enlargement or swelling then an ultrasound would be of value.



No preparation is required.

Salivary Glands

Salivary glands are located on the sides of the face and below the tongue. Several important nerves and other structures run near to these glands and can be affected by salivary tumours. If you have signs or symptoms of a mass, ongoing pain, newly noticed difference in shape of the face or numbness in the face you should get these check out. Ultrasound can rule out major abnormalities and highlight the need for further investigation if required.



No preparation is required.

Lumps and Bumps

If you have a lump or bump that is new or unusual then this scan is for you. The ultrasound scan requires no preparation and is usually the first line method of examination.



No preparation is required.



Aortic Anuerysm



Salivary Glands

Lumps and Bumps

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