The ultrasound area within Children's x-ray has its own waiting
area and three examination rooms. It provides a comprehensive range
of diagnostic imaging for paediatric patients carried out by
paediatric radiologists and sonographers. Routine referrals for
imaging should be made directly to the department via ICE. Urgent
requests need to be discussed with a paediatric consultant
Procedures Done in the Department
The department provides a variety of ultrasound imaging for
multiple specialities. The range includes:
- routine screening examinations
- symptomatic and non symptomatic follow up examinations
- diagnosis of new patient presentations
- assessment of vessels using Doppler
- guidance for biopsies and drainage
When required, the department provides mobile ultrasound for
those patients unable to come to the department or having surgical
procedures in theatre.
The video is a brief overview of an examination/scan that
will be performed and may not be the exact equipment or technique
that is used on the patient's attendance. Patient's may be
positioned differently, depending on the body part being imaged,
and the scan will take longer than demonstrated in the
Relatives and Escorts
Carers are allowed to accompany the patient into the
ultrasound room as well as escorts from the ward. If
patients are attending the department outside of core hours, they
need to be accompanied by a member of nursing staff.
If necessary siblings can also come in to the examination room
but we would expect that the accompanying parent would ensure their
safety and that they do not touch any of the equipment.
The department does not allow the photography of any ultrasound
images to be taken. As with patient notes, should anyone wish to
obtain a copy of any ultrasound images then this should be formally
requested via the Trust legal department.
Within Children's Radiology, Ground floor, Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
During core hours:
Main Reception: 0161 701 4000
Ultrasound room: 0161 701 4032
For patients who may benefit from play specialist support
this needs to be specified on the request card so that a referral
can be made to that service prior to an out patient scan
appointment being made.
Infection Control: the department adheres to the Trusts
Infection Control standards and balances these along with their own
Radiation Protection rules. Please ensure that radiology staff
members are made fully aware of a patient's infection control
status prior to them attending the department.