Lumps and Bumps Ultrasound Scans in Dublin
Exam time: 20-30 minutes
Price: €160.00 (Medical Card: €140.00)
What is a soft tissue ultrasound scan?
A soft tissue ultrasound is done to examine the soft tissues surrounding lumps and bumps and other swellings on the body. Ultrasound can determine whether the lumps are cystic (fluid-filled) or solid.
If you are not sure this is the right scan for you, just call or email and we will gladly answer all your questions.
Who are advised to undergo this ultrasound scan?
This procedure may be requested for those who have:
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Cancerous tumors
How do I prepare for a soft tissue ultrasound scan?
There is no preparation needed for this procedure. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing that will allow easy access to the area to be scanned.
How is a soft tissue ultrasound scan performed?
A soft tissue ultrasound scan is a fairly simple procedure. A small amount of gel will be placed on the area of concern. A hand held probe (transducer) will then be moved over the skin creating diagnostic images that will appear on the ultrasound monitor. These images are permanently stored for further interpretation. This pain free scan usually takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Once the procedure is finished, you can expect a brief explanation of the results. The images are sent to a Consultant Radiologist for interpretation and final report.
Understanding Lumps and Bumps
The appearance of lumps in any part of the body can be a cause of alarm. A simple soft tissue ultrasound scan is performed to help detect, assess and diagnose what type of lump is present. This procedure can provide vital information such as size, consistency, location and appearance. These are important details that will be used for a diagnosis.
An ultrasound may be requested to assess a lump or bump that may not have been covered in other tests provided. Rest assured that most lumps and bumps are not sinister.
Why choose Ultrasound Dimensions?
Since 2007, Ultrasound Dimensions has given quality service to thousands of doctors and patients. They have trusted us to provide accurate results, convenient appointments, up-to-date ultrasound equipment and highly experienced Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Our clinic is situated in a very convenient location. In addition to the high diagnostic care we are open 7 days a week from 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Who will do the ultrasound?
At Ultrasound Dimensions we take pride in providing high quality care with the help of our experienced staff to include Radiologists, Sonographers and operation staff who work hard to provide you with the best care and service possible.
What is an ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a painless procedure that involves the use of sound waves to obtain images of the inside of the body. It is used to detect and examine changes in tissues and organs. Ultrasound has no known harmful effects and is radiation-free. The results are used as the basis of a diagnostic report.
For more information, you can call or email anytime and we will gladly answer all your questions.
Some Reminders for Patients:
- Please wear loose clothing for easier access to the area of interest
- There is no preparation required for this procedure
- You do not need a GP referral
- GP or health care provider details will be required when results need to be managed or followed
Medical Card: €140.00
Contact Us Today To Schedule Lumps and Bumps Ultrasound Screening:
Call: 01 210 0232
Lumps and Bumps Ultrasound Scan FAQs
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, ultrasound exams do need an appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment we appreciate it if you can give 24 hours notice.
Do I need a referral letter from my GP?
No, you do not need a referral letter for a medical scan. If you come in without a referral letter the report will be emailed to you and you may pass it on to your GP. We do not send reports to a GP if they have not ordered it. If there are urgent findings we will help you arrange a doctor’s visit where you can take the report with you as you may need a referral to a consultant.
What is the preparation for lumps and bumps scan?
There is no preparation for this exam however wearing loose-fitting clothing or a garment that does not cover the lump or can be easily removed is preferred.
What organs are viewed in the lumps and bumps scan?
So if the lump is palpable just the lump and the immediate area surrounding the lump is all that is evaluated. This usually includes superficial muscles and subcutaneous fat.
What can a lump ultrasound see?
The lump ultrasound can identify whether the lump is cystic or if it is more solid like a lipoma or lymph node. We can also identify soft tissue tumors.
What happens during the scan?
The sonographer will have you point out or feel the lump and will place the transducer/camera directly on the area to evaluate it.
How long will the exam take?
The scheduled time for this exam is usually 15-30 minutes.
Who will report my exam?
After the sonographer has completed your exam the images will be sent to a consultant radiologist who will report your scan.
When will I receive my results?
You will get verbal results from the sonographer at the end of the examination however it is up to the radiologist to make a final report. The formal report will be sent to your GP by post which may take up to 5 days. If you are self-referred it may also take up to 5 days for you to receive the formal report by email. If there are urgent findings the process will be expedited and faxed to your GP within 24 hours.