Ultrasound is a commonly used test to investigate pain in the abdomen and pelvis, lumps and bumps, joint pain and health screening.  It does not involve any x-rays and takes about 10-15 minutes to perform. Unlike other private clinics, all ultrasound imaging in St James’s Private Clinic is performed by a ConsultantRadiologist who can discuss the findings with you after the scan.

Insurance cover: Insurance providers generally do not directly cover outpatient ultrasound.  The expenses can be claimed back depending on your insurance policy at the end of the year.

Direct payment: The price for ultrasound depends on the area of the body that needs to be scanned.  Prices start from 165 euro and reductions are given if multiple body parts requiring imaging and for medical card holders.  A member of staff will give the exact cost when we have reviewed your doctor's referral.

Appointments: Most ultrasound appointments can be facilitated within 1-2 days of referral. Urgent requests can be performed on the same day. A referral letter from your doctor is required when the scan is booked.