Paediatric Ultrasound (Children’s Ultrasound)
Paediatric Ultrasound General Questions
Paediatric or children’s ultrasound is a widely-used, safe and painless medical imaging technique. It uses sound waves transmitted from a probe (known as a transducer) and gel placed on the skin to create images of the inside of a child or infant’s body. The images are captured in real-time, which enhances our doctors‘ diagnostic capabilities.
Our Vision XRAY locations have expert paediatric sonographers (ultrasound technicians) and doctors with specialised knowledge of children and infant medical conditions. They are caring and highly skilled at making their young patients comfortable in an unfamiliar environment.
If patients are concerned about an upcoming paediatric ultrasound, we recommend reading our blog, How Safe is Paediatric Ultrasound for Children?
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Abnormal antenatal scan
- Abdominal pain
- Abnormal abdominal fluid
- Vomiting in young infants
Preparing your child for an abdominal ultrasound
- Abnormal clinical examination
- Breech presentation
- Family history
- Unable to bear weight
Preparing your child for a hip ultrasound
- No preparation is necessary for your child’s appointment. However, if we’re examining your baby, we suggest delaying feeding them until the time of or just before the examination, as this may help relax them.
- Click here to read more information about children’s hip ultrasounds. For tips on how to make your child’s test less stressful, you might find this Inside Radiology advice
Our paediatric (children’s) ultrasound locations
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