Ranelagh Medical & Dental 22-26 Sandyford Rd., Ranelagh, D6
Navan Road Medical & Dental Navan Rd., Cabra West, D7
Raheny Medical Hilltop S.C., Station Road, Raheny, Co. Dublin
Blessington Medical & Dental McGreal's Primary Care Centre, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
Clifton Court Medical Clifton Court, Fitzwilliam St., D2
Sandyford Medical & Dental Beacon South Quarter, Sandyford, D18
RRP / Scan
Medical Card Rate
2 Part (Abdo Pelvis)
As part of our commitment to prioritising Patient Care, while public waiting lists are lengthy, we offer our
Medical Card patients a discounted rate to attend this private service.
Our convenient diagnostic ultrasound service offers appointments in our six Dublin clinics at a time that suits
We are not currently offering an obstetric ultrasound service.
Contact us today to discuss your location and appointment time preference.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ultrasound is a picture of part of the inside of the body using sound waves of a frequency above the audible
range of the human ear. A small hand-held sensor (probe), which is pressed carefully against the skin surface,
generates sound waves and detects echoes reflected back from the surfaces and tissue boundaries of internal
organs. The probe can be moved over the skin to view the organs from different angles, with the pictures are
displayed on a screen and recorded for subsequent study.
Ultrasound images complement other diagnostic imaging modalities and are widely used for many different
parts of the body.
Occasionally ultrasound can be used for intimate examinations; for example the womb or ovaries in women.
Sometimes it may be necessary to place an ultrasound probe into the rectum or vagina to look at these small
internal structures. If you are having this type of examination the sonographer will explain the procedure to
you and your consent will be sought.
You may be given instructions which will relate to the part of the body to be scanned e.g. you may be asked
to drink fluids. It is very important that you follow this preparation.
The sonographer will call you into the room when they are ready to start your scan. The procedure will be
explained to you and if you need to get changed, they will show you a cubicle where you can change into a
You will be asked to recline on the US table and the lights may be dimmed so that the images on the screen
are more clearly seen. A gel will be applied to your skin to allow the probe to slide easily over the area to
be scanned, and helps produce clearer pictures.
You may be asked to take deep breaths and hold your breath, or to turn on your side.
The scan usually takes about 15 minutes depending on what scan has be requested by your referring doctor.
Generally, no. Occasionally it may be necessary to apply pressure with the sensor over certain areas to get
clearer images of the anatomy being looked at.
No. Ultrasound scans do not use radiation to obtain images and is considered to be very safe.
Yes. A family member or friend may be with you during the scan.
The consultant radiologist will read your ultrasound scan. Global’s promise is that your doctor will
receive the results within 48 hours of your exam being completed, but typically this is much sooner. In 2017,
a review of our ultrasound service showed:
62% of reports were issued on the day of the exam
89% were issued within 24 hours
Request Your Scan
We can organise a scan for you as long as your Doctor thinks it's necessary. Please ask your doctor for a
referral letter before booking your scan. Unfortunately we cannot process your booking request without a referral
from your doctor.