Medical Imaging At Global Diagnostics

Ultrasound Scan

Coming soon; new location in Navan, Co. Meath

Service Available Locations
      Ultrasound    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

Price List

Scans Scan Type RRP / Scan Medical Card Rate
Ultrasound 1 Part €120 €100
Ultrasound 2 Part (Abdo Pelvis) €180 €160

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.

Ultrasound Scan with global diagnostics

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Our convenient diagnostic ultrasound service offers appointments in our six Dublin clinics at a time that suits you.

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 gown.

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.

Tell us what you think!

We always appreciate your feedback, so please don't hesitate to tell us what you think of our services by filling out our feedback form or by emailing us

If you have any further queries, please call us to talk to our radiographer or our administration team, on 1800 456225.