Private Shoulder ultrasound scan is consistently used in the assessment of the shoulder joint. It is a quick painless ultrasound scan examination and readily available. It is also a dynamic examination unlike MRI and therefore the muscles, tendon, the rotator cuff, and soft tissue can be evaluated in real-time and under movement.

Ultrasound is particularly useful for muscle and tendon injuries, particularly of the shoulder.  

rotator cuff shoulder scan


What is the purpose of a shoulder ultrasound?

A diagnostic ultrasound scan provides an assessment of the major musculoskeletal structures in the shoulder.  It assesses the rotator cuff. Benefits include assessment of:

  • Biceps Tendon
  • Subscapularis
  • Supraspinatus
  • Infraspinatus
  • Teres Minor
  • Deltoid Muscle
  • Abnormal fluid or inflammation around the shoulder

Reasons for having a private shoulder ultrasound scan include:

  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator cuff problems
  • Tears
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Impingement
  • Discomfort
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Joint effusion
  • Vascular pathology
  • Haematomas
  • Soft tissue masses such as ganglia, lipomas
  • Classification of a mass e.g. solid, cystic, mixed

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How to prepare for a private shoulder ultrasound scan

No preparation is necessary.

How long does a shoulder examination last?

The examination lasts 20-30 minutes.

How can you book an appointment?

Appointments can be made by calling 01698 540380 or bookings can be made online by clicking HERE


rotator cuff shoulder scan

Going private not only gives you the flexibility to work around your schedule. For instance it gives you faster diagnostic and earlier information. There are many reasons why going private may be the best solution for you. With the recent pandemic and many organisations dealing with months of backlog, the long wait times can often lead to a delay in diagnostics. This often leads to an increase in anxiety for many people.