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.

Who is suitable for a soft tissue ultrasound scan?

This procedure may be requested for those who have:

-Lumps
-Enlarged lymph nodes
-Infections
-Hematomas
-Masses
-Inflammation
-Cysts
-Abscesses
-Cancerous tumours
-Hernias
-Lipoma
-Ganglion

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.

For further information on the lumps & bumps scan, contact us by phone and email, we are always happy to help!