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Private Ultrasound Services

Rapid Access to Reliable & Affordable Scanning

We offer a range of private ultrasound diagnostic services using the latest ultrasound equipment:

  • Reports within 24 hours
  • Online booking
  • GP follow-up available from our in-house physicians
  • Referrals not necessary but welcome
  • Consultant radiologist appointments

Ultrasound is a non-invasive and safe imaging test used to show the internal structures of the body. You may be asked to attend with a full bladder – please pay careful attention to the pre-booking instructions.

Investment in State-of-the-Art Ultrasound Technology

Our Canon Aplio I Premium Ultrasound Scanner is the envy of most radiology departments

  • Outstanding Clinical Precision
  • Crystal-clear images
  • Enhanced resolution & penetration
  • Advanced cardiovascular imaging
  • Fibroscan for full liver assessment
We now offer Fibroscans of the liver. Book now to assess your liver health.

What is fibroscanning and why is it important to my liver?

A Fibroscan is a simple, painless and non-invasive procedure used to accurately assess the health of the liver. During the scan, a probe is placed on the surface of the skin.

Using a combination of an elastic wave (generated by a mechanical pulse) and ultrasound technology, a numerical value measuring the “stiffness” of the liver is recorded. This can indicate liver scarring (fibrosis), which can ultimately lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Let’s look in more detail at what a Fibroscan is.

1. A Fibroscan is quick and painless

A Fibroscan is non-invasive and can be done in less than 10 minutes. It’s a quick and painless way of assessing the liver’s health and has largely replaced the traditional liver biopsy. It provides critical information on liver health so quickly that the Fibroscan represents a major development in liver medicine.

2. It spots early signs of liver damage

Your liver is tough and can withstand years of damage by repairing itself and protecting the rest of your body. The downside is that this multifunction organ shows few signs of distress until it goes into the final stages of liver failure. This can mean that before you notice any of the symptoms associated with liver failure, the damage may already be irreparable. Quick, simple and risk-free, a Fibroscan can identify the early signs of liver damage that would otherwise go unnoticed.

3. It gives an accurate diagnosis

A Fibroscan measures liver fibrosis or “scarring”, which is essentially liver damage that is often the result of metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis or excess alcohol intake. If significant damage is detected, the patient will need a specialist to identify the cause of the damage and then manage the condition appropriately. In cases of no scarring or mild fibrosis only, lifestyle intervention is often enough to prevent the development of liver disease or avoid disease progression.

4. It reduces the need for a liver biopsy

The traditional method of assessing the health of the liver is a liver biopsy; it’s an invasive procedure where part of the liver is removed and tested. A liver biopsy is also expensive, and the patient needs to stay in hospital overnight.

In rare cases, the sample taken isn’t representative of the health of the entire liver and the results can be interpreted differently, depending on the pathologist. A Fibroscan avoids these issues.

5. It can easily monitor changes in liver disease

With no restriction on the frequency of use, a Fibroscan can monitor the progression, stagnation or regression of liver disease following diagnosis. As the scan provides an accurate, quantitative measure of liver damage, it’s perfect for assessing the effectiveness of liver treatment or lifestyle changes.

Consultant Radiologist Private Scans

Dr P Osborne MBChB MRCP FRCR has a specialist interest in Women’s Health & Paediatric Scanning.

Dr Osborne is available for scans on Wednesday mornings. These scans are available to book by telephone by calling Duality Health and reserving your appointment.

  • Female
    • Groin/Hernia
    • Pelvis & Transvaginal Scan
    • Abdomen, Pelvis & Transvaginal Scan
  • Paediatric
    • Hip Scan
    • General Scanning – abdomen, pelvis, kidney (renal tract), lumps/bumps, testes

We are happy to perform a private scan upon the patient’s request, and can also offer a follow-up GP appointment to discuss your results. We accept private ultrasound requests from consultants, GPs, physiotherapists and osteopaths. All of the private scans listed below are performed by qualified reporting sonographers with extensive NHS experience and training.

Why Duality Health?

Since 2017, Duality Health has been providing trusted medical services to patients in Newry and beyond. As a private GP surgery, patients will have access to the expertise of a top team of general practitioners, nurses, healthcare assistants, sonographers, consultants and audiologists. We work collaboratively to ensure that our patients receive quality, timely and compassionate care.

When you use our private ultrasound clinic, you’ll benefit from rapid access to appointments, an effective online booking system, a transparent pricing structure and consistent staff availability from 9am-9pm 7 days a week. Take control of your health journey and contact Duality Health today.

Our Private Ultrasound Services

  • General Scans
    • Upper Abdomen
    • Pelvis
    • Kidneys / Bladder
    • Abdominal Aorta
    • DVT (Blood Clot)
    • Thyroid
    • Soft Tissue Lumps & Bumps
    • Hernias
    • Blood Vessel Assessment

Private Ultrasound Services

  • Musculoskeletal Scans – Joints & Tendons
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Hand & Wrist
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Ankle & Foot
  • Male Scans
    • Prostate & Scrotum Testes
  • Female Scans
    • Pelvis