Soft Tissue Scan

Scan of lump or mass – assessment of superficial soft tissues (€140)

A soft tissue ultrasound scan serves to image a mass felt in the superfical 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

No preparation is necessary.

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. The results of the scan will be sent to the patient’s referring doctor within 48 hours of the examination being carried out.

How long does a soft tissue examination last?

The examination lasts about 10 minutes.