An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.

SASH offers ultrasound scanning at East Surrey Hospital, Crawley Hospital and Horsham Hospital. Ultrasound services are available by appointment only.

Obstetric ultrasound scanning

Obstetric patients are referred via their midwife for obstetric scans, which are based within the women’s and children’s health department at East Surrey Hospital and Crawley Hospital.

General ultrasound scanning

GPs can refer patients directly for general ultrasound scans, often in cases of abdominal and pelvic pain. The patient will normally be offered the earliest appointment available, however if the patient has a preference of date or time, this should be indicated on the request form. Results are dispatched to GPs electronically within four days, and usually within 48 hours.