Gynaecology Fertility Scan
We provide ultrasound and other investigation back up for patients travelling to fertility clinics abroad.
Our state-of-the-art scanning equipment provides the latest in ultrasound technology. You may attend for a gynaecology ultrasound on its own or in conjunction with a consultation and examination. The majority of gynaecology scans are performed using a vaginal probe (a small device inserted gently into the vagina) to obtain the clearest views of the pelvis.
The most comprehensive scan is a full pelvic ultrasound scan. Most specifically we offer endometrium thickness scan and follicle tracking scan. In some circumstances pelvic scans may be performed through the tummy wall.
How is the scan done?
- Gynaecology scans are normally performedtransvaginally
- A female sonographer is always available on request.
What we offer
- Readily available scans by sonographers and consultants
- Timing according to fertility cycles
- Pelvic scans
- Endometrial thickness scans
- Follicle scans
- Mock embryo transfer
- Tubal patency tests
- Same day blood test results
Dr Gibb is skilled in performing a mock embryo transfer if required. He can also perform tubal patency testing by a Hysterosalpingogram at The Portland Hospital.
We are not a specialist fertility clinic but provide back up facilities for those undergoing IVF abroad. All our sonographers are fully qualified and trained in performing transvaginal scans. Timing is often of the essence and we can provide endometrial thickness and follicle scans six days a week. We can also take blood tests to check the levels of:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Luteinizing hormone (LH)
- Serum Progesterone
- Beta HCG
These results can be made available the same day.
A scan report including scan pictures can be emailed directly to your fertility clinic. Our scan images are sent by the innovative new technology, Ultrasound Manager.
Full Pelvic Ultrasound Scan
This is performed for women with a variety of gynaecological complaints including infertility. In principal this is a transvaginal scan performed by one of our experienced sonographers. This is done with an empty bladder. The uterus, cervix and both ovaries are visualised and measured. Any cysts or abnormalities are noted. Normal fallopian tubes cannot be seen on scan. Any pathology is clearly documented.The position of an intra uterine device in the uterus can be seen.
Endometrial Thickness Scan
This is undertaken for women following an IVF programme. It may need to be done more than once. It gives guidance about the timing of IVF.
Follicle Tracking Scan
This is done to help women in monitoring their ovulation for fertility purposes. There will usually be three scans in one cycle, with each scan costing £120.
How to Prepare for your scan
- An empty bladder is required for the scan
In the happy event of a possible conception we can perform the sensitive pregnancy blood test beta subunit Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin with the result available the same day as long as it is taken by 3pm. Of course we are also delighted to provide an early pregnancy scan for those who are successful.