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Ultrasound scans

Ultrasound is most suitable for examining the abdomen, muscles, joints and superficial organs. The ultrasound scan is quick, painless and completely safe. The technology is based on sound waves reflecting off the tissues, and no ionising radiation is used.

The radiologist performs the ultrasound scan by moving an ultrasound sensor across the skin. A water-based gel is applied on the skin to improve visibility. It is possible to give a cortisone injection into a joint or take needle biopsies, for instance from the breasts or thyroid, during the examination.

The ultrasound scan is performed by a radiologist, and the results will be available the same day. Heart ultrasounds are performed by heart specialists (cardiologists).


Instructions

1.

You need a doctor’s referral to have an ultrasound scan.

2.

Ultrasound scans are done by appointment. When you have a referral, you can schedule an ultrasound scan online, by calling 09 7750 800, or directly with the medical centre where the scan will be performed. Urgent cases will be attended to quickly. When making an appointment online, select ‘mammography/ultrasound’ or 'ultrasound’.

3.

When making your appointment, you will be instructed on how to prepare for the examination.

4.

Please bring your referral (which may also be electronic) and a valid SII (Kela) card to the examination.

5.

To get the results, please make an appointment or telephone appointment with the physician who referred you for the test

Expenses

The price varies depending on what part of the body is scanned. Typical prices are listed below. In most cases, the Social Insurance Institution (Kela) reimburses part of the cost. No administrative fee in charged for an ultrasound examination.
Upper abdomen €231, deductible €202
Shoulder joint €193, deductible €164
Lower limb veins €166, deductible €116

Medical centres

Alppikatu

Alppikatu 2 B, 2nd and 3rd floors
00530 Helsinki

Monday - Wednesday 7.30-19
Thursday - Friday 7.30-16
5.12. 7.30-16
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
27.-30.12. 7.30-16
6.1.17 Closed

Flamingo

Flamingo Entertainment Centre Vantaa
Tasetie 8, 3rd floor
01510 Vantaa

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday 10-17
Sunday 12-17
6.12. 12-17
24.12. 7.30-12
25-26.12. 12-17
31.12. 10-17
1.1.17 12-17
6.1.17 12-17
   
   

Iso Omena

Commercial Centre Iso Omena
Piispansilta 9, 2nd floor
02230 Espoo

Monday - Friday 7.30-20 
Saturday - Sunday 10-17
6.12. 10-17
24.12. 7.30-12
25.-26.12. 10-17
31.12. 10-17
1.1.17 10-17
6.1.17 Closed

Itäkeskus

Tallinnanaukio 4 A
00930 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday - Sunday 10-15
5.12. 7.30-18
6.12. 10-15
24.12. 7.30-13
25.-26.12 10-15
31.12. 10-15
1.1.17 10-15
6.1. 10-15

Kannelmäki

Shopping Center Kaari, 3rd floor
Kantelettarentie 1
00420 Helsinki

Monday - Friday 7.30-20
Saturday 10-17
Sunday 10-17
6.12. 10-17
24.12. 7.30-12
25.-26.12. 10-17
31.12. 10-17
1.1.17 10-17
6.1. 10-17

Keskusta

Keskuskatu 7
00100 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7-20
Friday 7-19
Saturday 9-18
Sunday 12-18
6.12. 12-18
24.12. 7-13
25.-26.12. 12-18
31.12. 9-18
1.1.17 12-18
6.1. 12-18

Leppävaara

Shopping Center Sello, Ratsutori
Leppävaarankatu 7 A, 2nd floor
02600 Espoo

Monday - Thursday  7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday 9-16
5.12. 7.30-18
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
31.12. 9-16
5.1.17 7.30-18
6.1. Closed

Pitäjänmäki

Hiomotie 8
00380 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-16
Friday 7.30-14
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12. Closed
6.1.17 Closed

Ruoholahti

Porkkalankatu 22 A
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
5.12. 7.30-18
6.12. Closed
23.12. 7.30-16
24.-26.12. Closed
5.1.17 7.30-18
6.1. Closed

Tapiola

Itätuulentie/-kuja 11, 3rd floor
02100 Espoo

Monday - Thursday  7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
5.12. 7.30-18
6.12. Closed
23.12. 7.30-16
24.-26.12. Suljettu
5.1.17 7.30-18
6.1. Suljettu

Tikkurila

Unikkotie 5 a A, 2nd floor
01300 Vantaa

Monday - Thursday 7.30-19
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday - Sunday 9-15
6.12. Closed
24.-26.12 Closed
31.12. 9-15
1.1.17 9-15
6.1. Closed
 

Experts

Aho Heikki

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology. MRI, ultrasound scans, X-ray, sports injuries, ultrasound-guided injections, ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcifications

Heldt Henna

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Hukkinen Katja

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology, special competence in Screening Mammography

Kiiskinen Sami

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology. Ultrasound scans, mammography, injections, ultrasound-guided biopsies

Kiuru Mia

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Koivuranta Arto

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Korpisaari Riitta

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Kreula Jyrki

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Mikkola Pasi

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology. Ultrasound scans, mammography, sampling, ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcifications, ultrasound-guided (joint) injections

Mikkola Sakari

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Numminen Jussi

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Numminen Kirsti

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Puntila Eero

Radiologist, General Practitioner

Specialist in Radiology. Mammography, ultrasound scans, ultrasound-guiden injections, ultrasound-guided joint injections, ultrasound-guided removal of foreign bodies from soft tissue, sclerotherapy of thyroid cystic nodules, sclerotherapy for tendon disorders, venesection, minor surgical procedures

Rinne Marja

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology, special competence in Screening Mammography. Ultrasound scans, mammography, ultrasound-guided biopsies, ultrasound-guided injections, ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcifications

Rosliakova Marina

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Saarinen Osmo

Radiologist

MD, Specialist in Radiology. MRI, ultrasound scans, sports injuries, ultrasound-guided injections, ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcifications, sclerotherapy

Tapani Erna

Radiologist

Utela Reija

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology, special competence in Screening Mammography. Mammography, ultrasound scans, biopsies, children

Vaalamo Mikko

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology. MRI, ultrasound scans, ultrasound-guided injections, ultrasound-guided treatment for rotator cuff calcifications, sports injuries, joints, back, blood vessels, brain, stomach

Vehkamäki Petri

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology

Virta Santeri

Radiologist

Specialist in Radiology