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At Saint Mary's, the ultrasound department conducts 48,000 scans per year on the women who attend Saint Mary's as in-patients and out-patients. We do all the routine work but also, as a teaching hospital, specialise in certain areas to support the work of the obstetricians and gynaecologists.


Areas within the Service

Transvaginal and transabdominal scans at all stages of pregnancy and in gynaecology.

Admission Information

Referrals for scans should be made through ICE. Please ensure all relevant information is included on the referral.

Information regarding non-medical referrers can be found in the Information for Radiology Staff Section.

Relatives and Escorts

Only one adult is allowed to accompany a woman into the scan room.

Any Tests/ Preparations Needed

A full bladder is required for all ultrasound scans in pregnancy especially at 20 weeks gestation or less; so 1 litre of cold fluid to be drunk at least 1 hour before the scan. A full bladder is also required for pelvic ultrasound scans. If a patient requires a transvaginal scan then the referrer should explain what this entails to obtain informal consent; this type of scan is carried out in all early pregnancy if possible (less than 10 weeks gestation).

Many gynaecological scans also require transvaginal examination


The department is located on the ground floor of St. Mary's Hospital at the back of the main atrium.

Opening Hours

08:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri. Appointments can be made on a Sunday or Bank Holiday for patients attending EGU (appointments list is controlled by EGU).


Adams, Judith

Alwan, Yousef

Awad, Dina

Balashanmugam, Rajashanker

Borg, Phil

Chalmers, Nicholas

Dixon, Rachel

Farquharson, Finn

Ganapathy Anantha-Krishnan

Hawkes, Rob

Jafari, Maya

Kakani, Nirmal

Karunaratne, Devinda

Kirwadi, Anand

Kulshrestha, Randeep

Lee, Stephen

MacDonald, Lois

Nadarajah, Vinotha

Norburn, Peter

O'Shea, Sarah

Porter, Neil

Raabe, Anke

Rafik Filobbos

Santos, Rui

Sethi, Rishi

Shabani, Abdu

Stokes, Marie

Tang, Vivian

Taylor, Paul

Whitehouse, Richard

Wright, Neville


Contact Details

Reception: 0161 276 6374

Saint Mary's Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL


Lead Sonographers: Lesley Lorimer 66381 and Jayne Robinson (or contact reception if not available).

The department is run by a team of sonographers, Radiology Department Assistants and reception staff.

Additional Information

With regards to fetal gender, we will only look and try to see the gender of the baby if asked to, but never state 100% certainty; this is never the priority of the scan and will only be assessed on certain scans. Scan photos are sold at £3 each or £5 for two.

The detection rates for fetal abnormalities on an ultrasound scan are found on page 34 of the booklet "Screening Tests for You and Your Baby" which should be given to the patient when they book with their midwife or can also be found on: