Fife Radiology Ultrasound service, comprises of three departments within the radiology departments at Victoria hospital, Kirkcaldy, Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline and St Andrews Community Hospital, St Andrews giving easy access to the population of Fife and offering a variety of imaging procedures.

Ultrasound Imaging is the use of high frequency sound waves through individual parts of the body, which are interpreted by a sophisticated computer, which produces diagnostic images, assisting your medical treatment.

These images are stored onto a centralised archive system in your records.

Ultrasounds are commonly used for abdominal and pelvic areas, but is also used for neck, testicles, blood vessels, breast and eye.

It is also used for needle guidance, during biopsy procedures.

Ultrasound is used for diagnosis of conditions, for example to find out the causes of pain, investigate pathology , follow its progression, and following injury, and also to monitor your condition and treatment.

Various preparation is required prior to your examination, which is detailed when you receive your appointment, or can be accessed through the link.

Please attend suitably dressed (elasticated waists and minimal layers) for ease of adjusting clothing prior to your examination.

It will avoid having to change into a hospital gown.

Following the procedure the sonographer will ask you to contact your referrer for the result. They will not be able to give you any result at the time, or allow you to view your images/take a picture of them.

A formal ultrasound report of your examination will be sent to your referring clinician, for review and further discussion with your.

Referral routes

Access to services is through referral by a medical/ GP practitioner or a registered non-medical referrer; a specialist nurse or Allied Health Professional.

Locations and opening times

Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 20:00
Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 to 17:00

Queen Margaret Hospital, Dunfermline
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 20:00
Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 to 17:00

St Andrews Community Hospital
Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:30