Private Breast Ultrasound
Armpit / Axilla Included
Quick, safe, and pain-free Private Breast Ultrasound for supplemental breast cancer screening and breast implant checks. Performed by leading Breast Imaging Specialist Radiology Doctors.
All Fees Inclusive
Your Ultrasound Checks For
All Fees Inclusive
One-to-One Specialist Doctors 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
An ultrasound is a safe, painless, radiation-free form of imaging technology that uses sound waves to look at the inside structures of your body.
A breast ultrasound enables your healthcare provider to identify and diagnose breast abnormalities and problems, such as lumps and breast implant ruptures.
Breast ultrasounds are typically required for one of three reasons:
- To assess the cause of a symptom, such as a lump, discharge, or prolonged pain.
- To screen for abnormalities. If you are under 40, an ultrasound can identify abnormalities even if you don’t have symptoms. Ultrasound is the preferred imaging tool for women under 40 as it doesn’t use radiation. Ultrasound is also a supplementary screening tool for mammograms for women over 40 with dense breasts that make lumps more difficult to identify.
- You have breast implants. The FDA recommends that women with silicone gel-filled implants have an ultrasound five years after surgery and every two years after that. This routine ensures ‘silent ruptures’ – implant ruptures that don’t cause noticeable symptoms – are detected and remedied. Breast implants can also increase your risk of a breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL.
There are several other reasons you may need a breast ultrasound. For example, you might have dense breast tissue that makes mammograms difficult, you might be pregnant and require a radiation-free procedure, or you might be 25 or younger.
Whatever your reason for undergoing a breast ultrasound, you can rest easy at Harley Street Ultrasound, knowing your health is in safe and capable hands.
Ultrasound is not typically used alone to scan for and detect breast cancer in patients over 40. However, if you are under 40, your doctor may request a breast cancer ultrasound.
While mammography is the only breast cancer screening tool shown to actively minimise deaths caused by breast cancer, it cannot find all breast cancers in all people.
Sometimes, abnormalities and lesions are not detectable nor easy to interpret using mammograms. In these cases, ultrasound is used as a supplementary imagining technology.
Breast implants are considered safe. However, in some rare instances, complications do arise. Breast implant ultrasounds can help uncover potential issues early, empowering you to take control of your health.
A breast implant check can show a rupture, diagnose lumps, identify capsular contractures, and detect BIA-ALCL.
BIA-ALCL is a type of curable cancer that forms in the fluid and scar tissue around your implants. Untreated, it can spread to other areas of your body. BIA-ALCL usually develops eight to 10 years after surgery, and symptoms arise no earlier than one year following your procedure. Symptoms include lumps in the breast or armpit, breast asymmetry, breast enlargement, and general changes in breast appearance.
Keep in mind that BIA-ALCL symptoms are similar to those experienced after surgery.
The best way to protect yourself against BIA-ALCL and other breast implant-related issues is to undergo breast ultrasounds every two years. The procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes and is non-invasive, making it a quick and easy part of your regular healthcare routine.
Breast ultrasounds are safe and comfortable. At Harley Street Ultrasound, we make your experience our number one priority, and our breast imaging specialist consultants are here to put your mind at ease.
Preparing for your ultrasound is straightforward – you don’t have to change your diet, stop drinking, or take time away from your regular day-to-day activities. However, there are a couple of steps you can take to ensure your visit is as fast and fuss-free as possible:
- Wear clothing that is easy to take off and put on. You will be asked to undress from the waist up. Alternatively, you can wear clothing that enables our consultants to access your chest area. The ultrasound gel will not stain your clothes, but you may not want to wear your favourite top or dress – following your appointment, the gel may not be removed from your skin completely.
- Avoid putting lotion, powders, and other substances on your breast area on the day of your appointment.
- Remove any jewellery that may get in the way of the ultrasound wand.
At Harley Street Ultrasound, we are happy to offer same-day access to your breast ultrasound images. You can access your images on any device – including your smartphone – and share them with your trusted healthcare professional.
Your doctor will walk you through your results and discuss your next steps. In most cases, you won’t need a follow-up ultrasound.
Although the procedure is quick and painless, if you’ve never had a breast ultrasound before, it’s perfectly normal to feel a little nervous or unsure.
To help ease your mind, here is a brief overview of the ultrasound experience:
- One of our specialised doctors will ask you to undress from the waist up and remove any jewellery. You will then lie on the ultrasound table. The lights may be dimmed.
- A clear, conductive gel will be applied to your breasts – this may feel cold. The gel ensures sound waves can travel through your skin and tissue.
- Your doctor will place a wand-like device called a transducer on your breasts. They will move it around, sending and receiving sound waves that generate real-time images of the inside of your breasts.
- When the doctor has fulfilled your healthcare professional’s request, they will remove the wand and give you tissues to wipe up the gel. You will be given privacy to redress.
The process will take five to 30 minutes from start to finish, and your images will be available via any device soon after your appointment.
Remember, our team is here to provide a gold standard level of care and professionalism. If you feel uncomfortable or experience pain at any point, please do not hesitate to let your consultant know.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants 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.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
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 Mar 2023
I loved the atmosphere. The staff was prepared and very friendly. I was nervous, but I relaxed myself after one minute.
18 Mar 2023
Very efficient service and knowledgeable staff. I was put at ease through the whole procedure.
18 Mar 2023
Excellent service from start to finish. From taking my calls, booking, greeting on arrival, speed of service, friendly staff, very experienced consultant. It was a brilliant experience!
16 Mar 2023
The doctor was so professional and thorough, putting me at ease immediately. I could see that he is a very compassionate person. I haven’t seen a doctor like him in years. Thank you.
13 Mar 2023
I was taken into the Ultrasound room and the doctor did the check-up and found that everything was normal. He showed me both sides of my neck, the images of my salivary glands, lymph nodes on both sides and thyroid etc., I was very happy with the way Dr. explained everything. Soon after I received the images and the report by email. Thanks for a wonderful experience and great service by the attending Doctor and the staff
11 Mar 2023
Consistently excellent. Highly capable, truly caring professionals. Impossible to fault. Everyone with whom I have been in contact was extremely professional and efficient, warm and friendly. Please don’t change, what you have is very special.
11 Mar 2023
Had a really great experience from start to finish, had the opportunity to ask questions and put any worries to rest as well which was really important to me as a first-time mother!
10 Mar 2023
Wonderful quick appointment. The doctor and Nurse were so polite and kind. Results straight away and brilliant advice is given for the future. Would definitely go back if needed.
9 Mar 2023
Extremely professional experience. My treatment and care was excellent. I thoroughly recommend using this company to give you the best possible experience in assessing your cares and worries.
9 Mar 2023
I was happy with the whole experience; it was straightforward, direct and professional in every way and efficiently carried out. It is what I wanted and expected.
7 Mar 2023
Booking, timing, reception, and explanation the procedure of ultrasound by the nurse and doctor was good.
7 Mar 2023
Monika was excellent and fully supportive. Without her, I would not be able to get there. And the team in the clinic was most helpful, cheerful and very professional. Dr Trevor Gaunt has explained everything in detail. I highly recommend your services.
2 Mar 2023
Very happy with the care that I received at the clinic. I saw the radiographer for an ultrasound scan and the gynaecologist as an emergency today, both professional and kind. All my questions were answered. I feel reassured. I would be very happy to recommend someone to the clinic and will come back if I need to in the future.
2 Mar 2023
Great experience. Very kind clinicians. Everyone was very nice and made me feel at ease. Excellent radiologist.
2 Mar 2023
We were extremely pleased with the easy online booking, very pleasant staff and professional manner, including sharing patient info with the patient step by step.
22 Feb 2023
Very welcoming, relaxed, professional and efficient. Excellent, professional, friendly service. Well worth paying for. Results were sent very quickly. The recommendations were very clear.
21 Feb 2023
Dr Shah, Consultant Radiologist and all the staff I came in contact with were extremely polite and communicated effectively. Kept me informed and supported me.
19 Feb 2023
Absolutely fantastic specialists. I booked an abdominal & pelvic scan, as I had worries about my health and wanted to find out the reasons why I am not well. Very nice and calm atmosphere in the clinic. Everyone is brilliant. Thank you for your care about me.
18 Feb 2023
Very professional service by assertive doctors. The advice provided was balanced, and I felt comfortable with the suggested next steps.
17 Feb 2023
Lovely service. Quick, efficient and very clear. The doctor was very calming and reassuring. Wonderful service.
16 Feb 2023
Was made to feel comfortable by explaining how the process would go and to feel free to ask questions at any time. Straight forward, you get what you paid for in the convenience of your own time.
15 Feb 2023
Easy to book an appointment and excellent care. The doctors and chaperone were friendly and professional. They put me at ease and provided excellent service.
11 Feb 2023
Good service. Doctor was first-class, efficient and tentative.
10 Feb 2023
Lovely staff, environment and feel safe and cared for. Would definitely recommend. Have already been 3 times myself.
9 Feb 2023
I found Chloe and the team friendly, informative, thorough, non-judgmental and reassuring. Made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend.
6 Feb 2023
Highly satisfied with the service provided, very professional staff, prompt results, and I had all my questions answered. I highly recommend it. Very welcoming, professional and with an obvious level of expertise.
4 Feb 2023
Staff are all so friendly and caring. I felt at ease throughout my appointment for a complete breast assessment. Results were straight away and discussed through with me immediately with my consultant. The results were emailed to me within an hour of my appointment ending. All round fantastic service.
3 Feb 2023
The details of what my appointment involved were clear, the online booking system was easy to use and convenient. I arrived early, and the friendly staff squeezed me into a schedule gap. In my appointment, I did not feel as though I had been squeezed into any schedule gap: all staff, including the consultant, made me feel comfortable and as though they had time for questions, time for listening and were happy to help. I received my report no longer than two hours after I left the clinic. Highly recommend.
3 Feb 2023
Dr Kate Hawtin was excellent both in her manner and professionalism. She explained everything comprehensively and her report was transparent and clear. Also, Monika, who is the receptionist and escorts clients to the examination room, was very helpful and courteous.
2 Feb 2023
The whole experience was super positive. I had an early pregnancy scan and felt in very good hands. Highly recommend!!!
1 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 2023
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