An ultrasound scan is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of inside the body. An ultrasound scan can be used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition, or as a guide when performing aspirations and joint injections. 

The ultrasound department is staffed by sonographers. We are a training department for student sonographers from the University of Cumbria.

General ultrasound

The consultant radiologists within the radiology department also have ultrasound sessions and specialise in different areas of the body. There are several ultrasound rooms within the radiology department at the Countess of Chester Hospital and two ultrasound rooms at Ellesmere Port Hospital, Tarporley Memorial Hospital as well as Princeway Building, Frodsam and Laurel Bank Surgery, Malpas.

Obstetric ultrasound

All pregnant women are offered a dating scan at between 11 weeks, two days, and 14 weeks, one day and an anatomy scan at between 18 weeks and 20 weeks, six days. Many women also have growth scans and if required these usually happen after 28 weeks. The obstetric ultrasound department has four ultrasound rooms.

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