Soft Tissue Scan

Scan of lump or mass – assessment of superficial soft tissues

*Please note that we unfortunately do not provide ultrasounds of the breast or chest area in any of our clinics.

We kindly ask that all bookings and payments are to be done online below by selecting your preferred location. You need to have a referral letter from a doctor with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) or Medical Council Registration (MCRN) number before making a booking. Please send your referral in to us prior to making your appointment. You can email us a scanned copy or clear photograph of the referral to Once the email has been sent you can proceed to make your online booking.

Alternatively, if your doctor has already sent us a copy of your referral via Healthlink or Email, we will make contact with you to arrange an appointment.

Cancellation policy

PRICE: €150

A soft tissue ultrasound scan serves to image a mass felt in the superficial tissue of the patient. It is a quick, non-invasive way of determining the characteristics of the mass in order to come to a diagnosis.

This scan examines

  • Any superficial area of soft tissue on the body

Typical requests include

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Lipomas
  • Hematomas
  • Cysts
  • Masses
  • Foreign bodies
  • Hernias

How to prepare for a soft tissue ultrasound

You will need a referral letter from a GP with an Irish Medical Council (IMC) number. The referral letter needs to be dated within 6 months of the scan being carried out.

What to expect from a soft tissue ultrasound?

Ultrasound gel is placed on the patient’s skin and the mass is scanned with an ultrasound probe. Multiple images of it are taken for analysis by a consultant radiologist. We aim to have the report delivered to your GP within 5 business days following your scan.

How long does a soft tissue examination last?

The examination lasts about 10 minutes.