Private Testes/Scrotum Ultrasound

Testes/Scrotum Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive exam that can help you identify a wide range of conditions before they progress.

Performed by Specialist Doctors feel confident in the care you receive and gain peace of mind with Same-Day Results & Tailored Advice.

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Your Ultrasound Checks For

  • Signs of Infection or Injury

  • Varicoceles Impacting Fertility

  • Size and Structural Assessment

  • Hernias

  • Signs of inflammation

  • Lumps, Masses & Tumours

  • Blood Flow

  • Signs of Cancer

  • Abnormalities

  • Causes of Concern

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One-to-One Specialist Doctor Appointment

Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.


No Referral Required

You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.


Same-Day Results

We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.


Full Digital Report

Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.


High-Res Digital Images

In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.

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Registered & Regulated

Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less. 


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Team of Specialists

The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of Specialist Consultants and Specialist Sonographers you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.

This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.


Dr Husam Wassati


Dr Husam Wassati is a Consultant Head & Neck and Neuroradiologist at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Trevor Gaunt

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCR

Dr Trevor Gaunt is a Consultant Paediatric Radiologist at University College London Hospitals.


Dr Sangoh Lee


Dr Lee is a consultant musculoskeletal and trauma radiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.


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We aim to provide the very best experience possible to all of our patients and visitors, and this covers every aspect of our services — from our specialists to our technology and of course to our clinic itself.

When you visit us, you will find our clinic to be a clean, comfortable and reassuring environment. We also maintain a high standard of Covid-19 best practices, ensuring maximum safety at all times.



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We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.

The doctor was super patient, super kind and the best experience ever. He was listening to me rather than hearing me. He explained everything so carefully and patiently, ensuring he answered and eased all my worries. You can always feel the service provided has given you your money’s worth.

20 March 2023

Excellent and professional service from beginning to end. Special mention to the helpful and welcoming nurse. Thank you to Dr Tahir Hussain for his clear explanation of the scan. I look forward to my next check-up with him at Harley Street Ultrasound.

26 January 2023

Amazing experience a lively team who really went the extra mile and helped me feel more at ease on what was happening with me. Great services would definetly recommend.

27 January 2023


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Heba AlkutbiFebruary 08, 2024

Pregnancy is a journey filled with moments of joy and anticipation, and the anomaly scan—or anatomy scan—is a significant and exciting milestone.

This article will guide you through what an anomaly scan is, what to expect during the procedure, the findings you might encounter, and how to interpret the results.

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule an appointment, please don't hesitate to contact us today.

What Is the Anomaly Scan?

The anatomy scan is typically conducted between 18 and 23 weeks of pregnancy. It is a comprehensive ultrasound examination focusing on your baby's anatomy.

Unlike earlier scans that assess gestational age, this scan dives deeper, meticulously evaluating the development of your little one's organs and systems.

Think of it as a detailed tour of your baby's development, providing a snapshot of their growth and flagging potential health concerns.

What Is Checked During the Scan?

During the mid-pregnancy scan, the sonographer will carefully examine various aspects of your baby's development to check for any signs of abnormalities or developmental issues.

Here's what our anatomy scan includes:

  • Detailed Check of Foetal Anatomy: This crucial part of the scan examines your baby's physical development in detail. The sonographer looks at the brain, spinal cord, face, heart, abdomen, kidneys, bladder, arms, and legs to check for any developmental abnormalities.

  • Foetal Biometry: This involves measuring different parts of your baby's body to assess growth and development. The sonographer will measure the head circumference, abdominal circumference, and femur (thigh bone) length. These measurements are used to calculate the estimated foetal weight (EFW) and plotted on a growth chart to assess how your baby is growing compared to typical growth standards.

  • Amniotic Fluid Assessment: The sonographer evaluates the amount of amniotic fluid surrounding your baby. The volume of amniotic fluid is a key indicator of your baby's well-being and can affect the pregnancy outcome.

  • Placenta Position Assessment: The scan includes checking the position of the placenta. Its location is important, as it can affect the delivery method. For example, a low-lying placenta (placenta praevia) may make a caesarean section more likely.

  • Cervical Assessment: The scan often includes an evaluation of the cervix. This is usually done transabdominally (over your tummy). But in some cases, if there are concerns, a transvaginal scan may be performed with your consent. This helps to check for signs of preterm labour.

  • Sex Determination: If requested and if the baby is in a suitable position, the sonographer can inform you of your baby's sex during the scan.

In the rare event that an anomaly is suspected, Harley Street Ultrasound prioritises immediate and appropriate action. A referral to a foetal medicine specialist will be made to ensure that you receive expert care. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest standard of medical care and ensuring the health and well-being of your baby.

The Procedure: What to Expect

On the day of your anomaly scan at Harley Street Ultrasound, you can expect a straightforward and non-invasive procedure. Here's a breakdown of what typically happens:

  • Preparation: You might be asked to come with a full bladder, as this can improve the visibility of the ultrasound images. Generally, you'll need to drink about four glasses of water 45 minutes before your appointment.

  • The Scan Process: A sonographer will apply a special gel to your abdomen and move a handheld device called a transducer across your skin. The transducer emits safe, high-frequency sound waves that create images of your baby on a monitor.

  • Duration: The scan usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes, depending on factors like your baby's position and movement.

  • Comfort and Safety: The procedure is generally painless, but you might feel mild discomfort due to pressure from the transducer. If you experience pain at any point, please let your specialists know.

Potential Findings of the Anomaly Scan

The anatomy scan provides valuable insights into your baby's health and development. In most cases, the scan confirms that your little one is growing typically and all organs are functioning normally.

However, the scan can also detect potential anomalies or malformations, such as:

  • Chromosomal Abnormalities: Structural abnormalities like down syndrome, trisomy 18, and other chromosomal conditions

  • Structural Abnormalities: Congenital heart defects, spina bifida, or limb malformations

  • Growth Concerns: Intrauterine growth restriction or macrosomia

Accuracy and Limitations of the 20-Week Pregnancy Scan

It's important to understand that while the anomaly scan effectively detects certain conditions, it's not infallible.

Factors like the baby's position, amniotic fluid levels, maternal body weight, and scar tissue can affect visibility. Some conditions that develop later in pregnancy or affect the baby's heart may not be detectable at this stage.

Your sonographer will clarify these limitations with you during your appointment.

Interpreting the Results

After the scan, the sonographer will discuss the findings with you. They may seek a second opinion or recommend further diagnostic tests if any concerns arise.

Most scans show that the baby is developing normally. Still, in some instances, additional scans may be suggested for various reasons, including medication use, pre-existing medical conditions, or inconclusive findings. Images are all sent to our patients post scan.

Follow-Up and Support

Discovering a potential health issue during the mid-pregnancy scan can be daunting. Harley Street Ultrasound ensures that you receive comprehensive support and guidance. This may include planning for any necessary medical interventions post-birth or arranging delivery in a specialised facility if needed.

FAQs About the Anomaly Scan

Is the anomaly scan safe for my baby?

Yes. The anomaly scan is a safe and standard procedure. Ultrasound technology has been used for decades and has no known risks to the mother or baby.

Can I find out the gender of my baby during the scan?

If you wish to know your baby's gender, you can usually find out during the anomaly scan, provided the baby is in a suitable position for the sonographer to tell.

What should I do if the scan reveals a problem?

If any issues are detected, your healthcare provider will discuss the findings with you and suggest the next steps, which may include further tests or consultations with specialists.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

The anomaly scan is a key milestone in your pregnancy journey, providing valuable insights into your baby's development.

At Harley Street Ultrasound, we ensure that this experience is as informative and reassuring as possible. For more information or to schedule your anatomy scan, visit our anatomy scan page.


Heba AlkutbiFebruary 01, 2024

At 12 weeks, the countdown to meeting your little one officially begins!

This important prenatal scan marks your first chance to peek into their tiny world, revealing exciting details and addressing any early concerns.

In this article, we'll explain what the scan is, why you might choose to get one, and what to expect during the procedure. It's an exciting time, and the more you know, the more empowered you become to make the right decisions for you and your growing family.

If you are ready to schedule your dating scan, book online today. And please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help.

What Is a Dating Scan?

A dating ultrasound is usually conducted between 10 and 15 weeks of pregnancy. It's an ultrasound examination that determines the gestational age of your baby.

By measuring your baby's size, our specialist sonographers estimate your due date, also known as the Estimated Date of Delivery (EDD). This scan is crucial for planning upcoming tests and scans throughout your pregnancy journey.

What You Need to Know About the Dating Ultrasound Procedure 

The scan is a safe and non-invasive procedure. Our compassionate team will always ensure your comfort.

To prepare, you may be advised to have a full bladder to enhance the visibility of the ultrasound. 

The ultrasound technician will apply a gel on your abdomen and use a small device called a transducer to scan your belly. You might feel slight pressure, but there should be no pain. If you feel any discomfort, let your technician know immediately.

The process usually takes around 20 minutes, during which the sonographer will measure your baby and examine their development.

Is a Dating Scan Compulsory?

When you start your pregnancy journey, you will encounter several choices regarding prenatal testing. One common question is whether a dating scan is compulsory.

The simple answer is no; it's not a mandatory procedure. The decision to undergo a dating scan rests entirely with you. This scan is offered as a part of standard prenatal care to provide valuable information about your pregnancy, but it's ultimately your choice to accept or decline it.

We encourage open discussions with your healthcare provider to understand the benefits and make an informed decision that aligns with your comfort and needs.

What Are the Risks?

Ultrasound scans—including the dating scan—are widely regarded as safe for both mother and baby. They use sound waves to create an image and do not involve radiation, making them a non-invasive and low-risk procedure.

When to Get Your Dating Scan

The timing of your 12-week scan is key. Generally, the ideal window is between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. This timeframe allows for clear visibility and accuracy in measuring your baby's development.

Scheduling your scan within this period ensures you receive the most reliable EDD, which is crucial for planning future prenatal tests and understanding the stages of foetal development.

If you have irregular menstrual cycles or are unsure about the date of your last period, an early dating scan can be particularly helpful in determining your pregnancy timeline.

What You Will Learn During the 12-Week Ultrasound

This ultrasound is not just about determining the due date; it's also an opportunity to check for multiple pregnancies and significant foetal anomalies.

Our experts assess the baby's heartbeat and development pace. They also check for conditions like Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome, and Patau's syndrome through the combined test, which includes a blood test and nuchal translucency measurement.

Interpreting the Results

The results from your dating scan will provide a more accurate due date than estimations based on your menstrual cycle. This accuracy is vital for managing your pregnancy, especially if there are concerns about premature birth or overdue delivery.

Post-Scan Considerations

After your 12-week scan, you can return to your usual activities. The sonographer or your doctor may discuss the findings with you and advise on any additional steps or follow-up scans, especially if potential health concerns are identified.


Can the 12-week ultrasound show the gender of my baby?

At 12 weeks, it's usually too early to determine the baby's gender with certainty. The primary focus of the dating scan is to assess the baby's development and estimate your due date. Gender identification is more likely during the fetal well being scan, typically around 16 to 18 weeks.

Should I prepare anything for my dating scan?

To enhance the clarity of the ultrasound image, you might want to have a full bladder during the scan. Drinking a few glasses of water an hour before your appointment can help with this. Otherwise, no special preparation is needed.

Will I receive images of my baby?

Yes, after the scan, you will typically be given images of your baby. These first pictures are a wonderful keepsake and provide a tangible connection to the life developing inside you.

Is the 12-week scan painful?

It's natural to have concerns about any medical procedure, especially during pregnancy. Rest assured, the 12-week scan is a painless process. 

How accurate is the dating scan in predicting the due date?

The dating scan is the most accurate way to predict your due date, especially when done between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. While it provides an EDD, it's important to remember that only about 5% of babies are born on their exact due date. This scan gives a more accurate timeline compared to date calculations based on menstrual cycles, especially if your periods are irregular.

Schedule Your 12-Week Scan Today

The 12-week scan is a fundamental part of your pregnancy journey, offering crucial insights into your baby's development and health.

At Harley Street Ultrasound, we are committed to providing a supportive, informative, and compassionate experience during this significant moment in your pregnancy. Schedule your appointment today.


Dr Shayan AhmedJanuary 24, 2024

An elbow lump is an abnormal bump, swelling, or protrusion on the inner or outer side of the elbow. Lumps can appear on the elbow for a number of reasons, including injury, disease, and skin infection.

Elbow lumps occur deep within the joint or just underneath or on the surface of the skin. They can also range from small to big, harmful to benign, and soft to hard. Some may also get inflamed, making them pulsatile, painful, tender, or itchy. In extreme cases, lumps in the elbow can decrease the range of motion in the forearm and may cause permanent tissue damage around the joint if left untreated.

This article explores the different types of elbow lumps, their possible causes, noticeable symptoms, and potential treatment options. We’ll also discuss the importance of proper diagnosis in elbow lump treatment and how an elbow and forearm ultrasound scan helps detect and diagnose harmful lumps.

Elbow lump causes, types, and treatments

Elbow lumps are generally classified based on their causes. It’s difficult to distinguish lumps in the elbow without considering their roots. Additionally, elbow lumps are sometimes an indication or symptom of an underlying health condition.

Here’s a list of seven types of elbow lumps based on their causes:

Injury-induced elbow lumps

Three bones — the humerus, radius, and ulna — join to form the elbow. A fracture or dislocation of any of these bones can cause a lump to form.

Also, the tendons attaching muscles to the three bones can tear due to traumatic, posture-related, or overuse injuries, leading to the formation of a lump. Such is the case with tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) (1) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis) (2).

Injury-induced elbow lumps are usually a result of inflammation. As such, they go away as the injury heals. Some of the more stubborn lumps may warrant draining, medication, or other interventions.


Cysts are sac-like cavities of membranous tissue containing fluid, gas, or semisolid material. Most cysts are caused by infections, injuries, or parasites and can form on any part of the body or the skin. On rare occasions, some cysts turn out to be tumours.

Cysts sometimes form on the elbow as noticeable lumps. There are two common types of cysts that cause lumps in the elbow:

  • Sebaceous cysts — caused by trauma or damage to the skin’s sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, an oily substance that protects the skin

  • Ganglion cysts — jell-filled lumps that appear along joints and tendons, usually linked to injury or trauma

Most cysts are harmless and only require medical care if they compromise movement or cause pain in the elbow. If necessary, a cyst can be drained, treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, or surgically removed, depending on its severity.

Elbow bursitis

Bursae are thin, slippery sacs of jell-like fluid tucked between joint bones and soft tissues. They provide cushioning and reduce friction in joints. Your elbow has several bursae (3), including the subtendinous, olecranon, bicipitoradial, and interosseous bursae.

If any of these bursae become inflamed (bursitis) due to injury or overuse, it fills with fluid and swells into a lump. This is most noticeable in the olecranon bursa covering the tip of the elbow.

Mild cases of elbow bursitis are treated with ice and compression. Oral anti-inflammatory drugs also help reduce the swelling. Your doctor may recommend draining the affected bursa if the simpler remedies do not work.


Warts (4) are small, thick, grainy skin growths that usually form on fingers and hands but may also appear on the elbow. They are caused by viral infections, particularly the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Treatment for warts begins with addressing the viral infection. Once that's done, the next step is to destroy the wart. Wart removal may involve salicylic acid patches, cryotherapy, minor surgery, or laser treatment, depending on the wart's resilience.

Lipomas lumps

A lipoma (5) is a doughy, slow-growing fatty lump under the skin. Lipomas are non-cancerous and usually harmless. However, they can affect movement in the elbow and even cause pain if they grow too big.

Treatment for lipoma generally isn't necessary unless the lump becomes bothersome, in which case surgical removal or minor liposuction may be in order.


A lump in your elbow could be a dreaded tumour. Cancer can develop in the elbow or spread there from another body part, forming a clump of cancer cells that appear as a lump.

Synovial sarcoma (6) is one of the most common soft tissue cancers found in the elbow. Other cancers known to affect the elbow include myxofibrosarcoma and pleomorphic sarcoma. These cancers form tumours in joint ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Basal cell carcinoma, a slow-growing skin cancer, can form lumps around the elbow too.

Elbow tumours are treated like regular cancer tumours. Common treatment options include surgical removal, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy.

Disease-caused elbow lumps

Lastly, joint and skin-related diseases can cause lumps on one or both of your elbows. Common culprits of elbow lumps include:

  • Bacterial infections

  • Eczema

  • Gout

  • Arthritis

  • Psoriasis

  • Scabies

  • Cellulitis

  • Dermatitis herpetiformis

  • Neurological disorders

Treating these kinds of elbow lumps means treating the underlying disease rather than the lump itself. Although in some cases, rehabilitative or more targeted therapies are needed to get rid of persistent lumps.

The signs and symptoms of elbow lumps

The obvious sign of an elbow lump is a noticeable swelling or bump on the inner or outer side of the elbow. In addition to that, here are other symptoms you might experience when there’s a lump on your elbow:

  • Pain, tenderness, or throbbing on the lump itself or the area around it

  • Other visual deformities on the elbow

  • Decreased range of motion in the elbow joint or forearm

  • Redness, warmth, or discolouration on the elbow

  • Tingling sensation or numbness in the arm and fingers

  • Clicking or popping sounds when opening/closing your fingers, twisting your wrist, or bending/straightening your elbow

  • Loss of strength in the arm

  • Weak grip

Note that the symptoms will depend on the type of lump, what caused it, and how severe it is. In fact, you might not experience any accompanying symptoms with your lump besides the swelling.

Diagnosing elbow lumps with an ultrasound scan

Lumps and other deformities around the elbow can have many different causes. And as we’ve seen, treatment for an elbow lump largely depends on the cause and type of lump. An elbow and forearm ultrasound scan is a quick, accurate, and non-invasive way to diagnose a lump in order to determine the right treatment plan or if treatment is necessary at all.

An ultrasound scan paints a vivid real-time picture of the various bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles making up your elbow and forearm. The live ultrasound feed can also capture movements in the joint and forearm.

By peering deep beneath the skin, an ultrasound scan can reveal the following abnormalities related to elbow lumps and other issues:

  • Tendonitis (inflamed tendons)

  • Tendinosis (tendon degeneration due to overuse)

  • Bone fractures on the humerus, radius, or ulna

  • Tears in the various ligaments and tendons

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Physical tissue damage

  • Bone dislocations and misalignments

  • Neurological disorders such as median nerve entrapment syndrome (7), radial tunnel syndrome (8), and cubital tunnel syndrome (9)

  • Tumours, cysts, and lipomas

  • Signs of arthritis

  • Obstructions to the normal range of motion in the elbow and forearm

Get a private elbow and forearm ultrasound scan today

A forearm and elbow ultrasound scan is a simple, painless procedure taking only 20-30 minutes. At Harley Street Ultrasound Group, all scans are performed by friendly specialist doctors eager to address all your concerns. Plus, you get your scan results on the same day, along with tailored advice and recommendations.

You must be curious about what happens during an elbow and forearm ultrasound scan appointment. Well, here’s a breakdown of the procedure:

There's no preparation required on your part. But we do recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting tops that will allow you to expose your arm for the scan without undressing. It's also a good idea to leave your jewellery at home.

Once in the scanning room, the ultrasound specialist will ask you to lie or sit on the examination table.

After a brief visual examination and flexing (if necessary and possible) of the affected elbow, the specialist will position the arm on the table and apply a clear water-based gel around the affected area. The gel acts as a lubricant, making it easier to slide the scanning probe over the skin.

When ready, the specialist moves the probe back and forth over the affected area, occasionally stopping to take still images. The images and live feed are projected on a screen. This is the actual scanning process.

Scanning takes mere minutes. The specialist will let you know when it’s done.

Once the scan is complete, the excess gel will be wiped off, and you can put your top back on if you had removed it before the scan.

After that, the specialist will diagnose the elbow lump immediately and generate an official ultrasound scan report. If the results show cause for medical concern, the specialist may recommend appropriate treatments or more tests.

And that's it. An ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure with no drugs, side effects, or aftercare to worry about.

Harley Street Ultrasound Group is a fully registered and certified imaging centre. On top of that, we prioritize your health and peace of mind above all else. Visit our Harley Street clinic for expert ultrasound scans. And don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions — or just to say hello.


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