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Articles Archives - The Ultrasound Suite

World Cancer Day: Can Ultrasound Detect Cancer?

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What is World Cancer Day?

The 4th of February is World Cancer Day, an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control. Started in 2000, the campaign seeks to raise awareness of the disease that causes up to 10 million deaths a year and to promote access to early detection and treatment for all, regardless of income, ethnicity or gender. As stated on the campaigns official website:
More than one third of cancer cases can be prevented. Another third can be cured if detected early and treated properly. By implementing resource-appropriate strategies on prevention, early […]

CHRISTMAS VOUCHERS

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Now that the Christmas season buzz has truly begun, you might be struggling to think of a unique, meaningful gift for family and friends who are expecting. Why not give them the gift of an ultrasound experience? 

We have already had several enquiries about vouchers for a range of different purposes: some with partners in mind who haven’t been able to attend hospital scans, and even some from friends living abroad who want to send their loved ones a thoughtful surprise in the post! 

All of our clinics have vouchers ready and waiting for the Christmas rush, but with […]

Can My Partner Attend My Pregnancy Scan?

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During this very strange and uncertain year, one of the most common questions we have understandably received from our patients is whether or not their partner can attend. 

Thankfully, the answer is yes. Unlike a hospital setting where there may be a high footfall of people coming and going, our private clinics allow for a much more relaxed and safe atmosphere, where each couple is brought in one at a time for their appointment. We are therefore delighted to be able to allow partners to attend while also taking some pressure off the healthcare system. We also understand and appreciate […]

Fibroids in Pregnancy: Overview

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Fibroids, also known as Uterine Myomas or Leiomyomas, are non-cancerous growths that grow in or around the uterus. Fibroids can be as large as a football or as small as a pea. For this reason, it is possible for fibroids to impact fertility as well as the pregnancy period in some way. 

 

Types of Fibroids

There are four different types of fibroid that exist. These include:

Intramural fibroids
Subserosal fibroids
Pedunculated fibroids
Submucosal fibroids

 

Intramural fibroids

Intramural fibroids are typically the most common type of fibroids that occur. They develop within the wall […]