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Community Ultrasound

The Community Ultrasound service provided by Physiological Measurements Limited (PML) allows patients aged 18 and over to have an ultrasound scan in a surgery or medical centre closer to where they live rather than having to go to hospital.

About the service

Ultrasound scans are generally carried out by a sonographer using high specification imaging equipment. They can look at the following areas to support medical diagnosis:

  • General Abdominal
  • Gynaecology (excluding pregnancy ultrasound scans)
  • Renal/Bladder
  • Scrotal/testicular
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Hernia (abdominal and inguinal)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm (checking for a bulge or swelling of the aorta)

They will seek further advice from a Consultant Radiologist if necessary.

Scans are sent back to GPs who can then consider the best course of treatment. This allows patients to remain under the care of their GP who can then arrange treatment in community services (where available) or in hospital.


Community Ultrasound clinics are in the following locations, which run every week day.

St Albans & Harpenden

The Maltings Surgery, 8-14 Victoria Street, St Albans

Monday to Friday

St Albans & Harpenden

Summerfield Health Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney, St Albans

Monday to Friday

Watford & Three Rivers

Bridgewater Surgery, Bridgewater House, Printers Avenue, Watford

Monday to Friday

Watford & Three Rivers

Bushey Medical Centre, London Road, Bushey

Monday to Friday

Watford & Three Rivers Callowland/Manor View Surgery, 141A Leavesden Road, Watford Monday to Friday

Rothschild House, Berkhamsted Surgery, Gossoms End, 2nd Floor,
Victory Road, Berkhamstead

Monday to Friday


You can contact the PML patient management centre in the following ways:

Telephone:  01691 676496 (opening hours 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm Saturday)



Further information

Find out more about the service on the PML website: Link here.

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