Advanced Ultrasound Clinic

Ultrasound scans are used to screen most of the major organs of the body which helps to diagnose many common diseases. Ultrasound Scan is painless, non-invasive and is not associated with any side effects.  Most examinations take less than 15 minutes and little or no preparation is requires


The imaging centre at Gosforth Private Clinic provides a full range of diagnostic ultrasound service in an efficient, comfortable and stress-free environment. Equipment is continually updated and the technology is in place to offer the latest diagnostic imaging techniques.


Ultrasound services at Gosforth Private Clinic include:



  • Varicose veins
  • Neck/Thyroid
  • Chest
  • Renal
  • Follicle Tracking Fertility Scan 
  • Testicular with Duplex
  • Breast
  • Heart Scan (Echocardigraphy)
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Prostate
  • Abdomen (Liver, Kidney and Spleen, Gallbladder and Pancreas)
  • Abdomen Doppler
  • Aorta Duplex (AAA)
  • Pelvic
  • Carotid Duplex
  • Venous Duplex (Lower and Upper Extremities)
  • Arterial Duplex (Lower and Upper Extremities)
  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)
  • Vein Mapping
  • Fine needle aspirations
  • Ultrasound guided Corticosteroid ( cortisone) injections of joints and soft tissues for pain relief in arthritis, tendinitis or bursitis.

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, is a safe and painless radiology imaging study. Ultrasound utilizes high frequency sound waves, without radiation, to generate images of the internal structures of the body. The reflected sound wave echoes are recorded and displayed as a real-time visual image. Because ultrasound images are captured in real-time, they can show movement of internal tissues and organs, and enable our Radiologists to see blood flow.

During an ultrasound, you will lie on a comfortable table while a technologist performs the exam. A handheld device, called an ultrasound probe or transducer, will be moved on the surface of the skin in the area of interest after a liquid gel is placed on the probe and/or the skin. For certain ultrasound exams, specialized internal probes are used. For example, an endovaginal probe is used for most pelvic exams to create the most detailed images of the uterus and ovaries

What are Common uses of Ultrasound?

  • Examining many of the body’s internal organs, including the liver, gallbladder, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, uterus, and ovaries.
  • Enabling physicians to see blood flow.
  • Evaluating superficial structures, such as the thyroid gland and scrotum (testicles).

Gosforth Medical Centre takes pride in providing the latest diagnostic equipment in partnership with top medical technicians fully trained and up to date on the latest improvements in the equipment.


The carotid arteries are on either side of your neck and are the veins that bring blood from your heart to your brain. This ultrasound can help detect narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of a stroke.


To learn more about our many ultrasound options, call our clinic today. We provide many options for ultrasounds in Newcastle upon Tyne, including 3D & 4D ultrasounds that can show you the face of your baby or track blood flow through your arteries. Ultrasound tests are a great, safe method of monitoring and diagnosing health conditions and are truly a remarkable window into the internal mechanics of the body. Our technicians here in Los Angeles are trained and ready to help you.

A follicle tracking ultrasound scan is an examination to measure the size of any active follicles in the ovaries that can contain an egg. The scan is useful to accurately predict when ovulation might be expected to maximise the chances of the egg being fertilised by natural means.

In the case of fertility treatment the ultrasound scan will determine how many follicles are present and when egg extraction is best performed.

The follicle tracking ultrasound scans usually involve 1 – 3 scans and are typically carried out over a series of day intervals, commencing around day 7 – 9 from your last menstrual cycle. If having IVF fertility treatment your doctor will tell you when these scans need to be performed and are sometimes done in conjunction with hormone blood tests to check for levels of Progesterone, Oestradiol, Luteinsing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH).

What do we check for on the follicle tracking ultrasound scan? 

The scan is performed transvaginally as it gives much clearer images; a full bladder is not required.

The scan will evaluate the size, shape and condition of the:

• Uterus / womb

• lining of the womb / endometrium

• both ovaries

• pelvic area / adnexa 

The follicle tracking ultrasound scan will count the number and measure the maximum diameter of each follicle in mm’s.

We will provide a Sonographer report after the scan and a CD-ROM of ultrasound images to facilitate emailing to your fertility clinic or doctor.

An ultrasound scan can be used to check the ovaries, womb and fallopian tubes and can help determine what is causing pain or bleeding. 

A detailed scan is performed to look at the size, shape and condition of the reproductive organs:


  • uterus and the endometrium (lining of the womb)
  • both ovaries 
  • fallopian tubes
  • imaging of the bladder and both kidneys is done if required


Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:


  • checking and monitoring uterine fibroids 
  • checking for causes of irregular bleeding 
  • detection of endometrial polyps 
  • baseline screening for ovarian cancer

The Obstetric ultrasound is an ultrasound, which produces an image of a fetus inside a woman’s uterus, as well as the mother’s ovaries and uterus. An OB ultrasound is commonly used to evaluate various factors of the fetus’s health, including growth and positioning. It also can help determine things such as the amount of amniotic fluid around the baby, the position of the placenta and the overall well being of the baby.


The Obstetric ultrasound is done at different times during the pregnancy to continue to monitor the health throughout the pregnancy and to diagnose any issues that may arise. This is commonly done as a 3D/4D ultrasound for patients who want to get a three-dimensional look at their baby.

The carotid duplex ultrasound is used to examine the how the carotid arteries in your neck are functioning. The carotid arteries are on either side of your neck and are the veins that bring blood from your heart to your brain. This ultrasound can help detect narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of a stroke.

This procedure allows the ultrasound specialists to diagnose medical conditions such as gallbladder disease, gallstones, liver, pancreas, kidney and spleen problems and masses in your abdomen.

This procedure is used to evaluate the aorta, the main vein that runs through your body, to detect any aneurysms. This is commonly done for people with diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Those issues can increase the risk of someone getting an abdominal aorta aneurysm.

The nuchal translucency ultrasound is used to screen for Down syndrome and other congenital heart defects in a fetus.

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