Lump and Bump (One Area)


Lump and bump ultrasound is a critical imaging technique used to evaluate superficial masses or lesions located beneath the skin’s surface. At London Private Ultrasound in Central London, we offer advanced lump and bump ultrasound services to provide comprehensive evaluation and personalized care for individuals with concerns about skin lumps, bumps, or masses. Let’s delve into the uses, benefits, and diagnostic applications of lump and bump ultrasound:

Uses and Benefits:

  • Mass Evaluation: Lump and bump ultrasound is used to assess superficial masses or lesions, including cysts, lipomas, abscesses, lymph nodes, and soft tissue tumors. It helps determine the nature, size, and location of the mass and guides further evaluation and treatment decisions.
  • Diagnosis of Skin Conditions: Ultrasound aids in the diagnosis of various skin conditions, such as sebaceous cysts, epidermal inclusion cysts, pilomatricomas, and dermatofibromas. It provides real-time imaging of the lesion’s characteristics, aiding in accurate diagnosis and management.
  • Guidance for Procedures: Ultrasound provides real-time imaging guidance for various procedures, including cyst aspiration, fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy, and excisional biopsy of superficial masses. It ensures accurate targeting of the lesion and minimizes the risk of complications.

Diagnostic Applications:

  • Characterization of Masses: Lump and bump ultrasound assesses the size, shape, margins, echogenicity, and vascularity of superficial masses, aiding in the differentiation between benign and malignant lesions.
  • Identification of Cysts: Ultrasound helps identify and characterize cystic lesions, including simple cysts, complex cysts, and abscesses. It assesses the internal contents of the cyst and guides fluid aspiration if necessary.
  • Evaluation of Lymph Nodes: Ultrasound evaluates superficial lymph nodes for signs of enlargement, abnormal morphology, or suspicious features, which may indicate underlying pathology or metastatic disease.
  • Monitoring of Treatment Response: Ultrasound monitors changes in the size and characteristics of superficial masses over time, assessing treatment response and guiding ongoing management decisions.

In this scan we will

  • perform a comprehensive evaluation of the suspected lump and bump, and adjacent structures with ultrasound to diagnose the nature of the lump, size, shape, and it’s vascularity. (A lump is usually a bulged, swollen, painful, or symptomatic part of your body, that can be anywhere in your body)
  • Take your relevant medical history
  • Provide up to 10 minutes consultation
  • Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan
  • Write an official scan report after your scan or within 24 hrs, with appropriate images included in the report
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed

Lumps and Bumps ultrasound scan includes a comprehensive evaluation of suspected region and adjacent structures to find ;

  • Suspected Lumps and Bumps.
  • The nature of the lump
  • Evidence of vessel in the lump
  • Changes in the lump after treatment
  • And differentiate common types of Lumps and Bumps;
    1. Lipomas,
    2. Sebaceous cysts,
    3. Ganglion Cyst,
    4. Haematoma,
    5. Lymph node,
    6. Masses,
    7. Tumours,
    8. Cancers,
    9. Cysts
    10. Or other life-threatening diseases in the scanned area

In some cases, we will recommend a relevant blood tests.

There is no essential preparation for this scan.

Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be guided to lie on your back on the examination couch or sit on the chair and expose the suspected Lumps and Bumps regions. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to the examined area of your body. Our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce diagnostic ultrasound images. You will not feel any discomfort during your ultrasound scan. A Lumps and Bumps ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 15-20 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.

You will receive your results verbally after the scan. However, the Sonographer will examine the relevant images after your appointment and prepare a written report after your scan or within 24 hours with any recommended actions. The report will be sent to you so that you can discuss the findings with your doctor, if required.

There are no risks or side effects associated with the Lumps and Bumps ultrasound scan. Ultrasound does not use any radiation, which is why doctors prefer to use them to check on developing babies in pregnant women.