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Ultrasound Scan for children

Ultrasound Scan - The Jelly Belly Test

The test takes about 10 minutes. It makes pictures using sound waves and doesn’t involve any radiation. 

If your child is still a baby it is a good idea to bring a full bottle and dummy or be ready to breast-feed just before the test starts. Bring a clean nappy too.


The results of this examination will be sent to your child's hospital consultant in the next 7-10 days, and s/he will contact you, either by appointment or letter.

More information

For further information between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday - Friday, please contact: 

  • Liz Hunter, Judith Hobson or any radiographer 
  • Tel: 0191 282 4426

You can get more details about ultrasound scans at the NHS Choices website.

You can also download a PDF information leaflet to explain the test to your child.

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