We are pleased to announce extended opening times for Alderley Edge.

Endometrial Lining Scan

What is an endometrial lining scan?

An endometrial lining scan is an ultrasound to check on the womb lining. The endometrial cells that make up this lining will grow every month and then be shed when you have your period. The endometrial lining should reach its thickest point mid-way through your menstrual cycle, when you are ovulating. We will check the womb lining and measure its thickness during the scan to find out if it is ready for an embryo to implant itself.

Why this scan?

  • Measures the thickness of your womb lining
  • Check the health of your endometrial lining
  • Find out when you’re ready for embryo transfer during IVF

What you will receive

  • Endometrial thickness measurements
  • Full ultrasound report to share with your doctor or fertility clinic
  • Scan pictures for your medical records

When Should You Have an Endometrial Lining Scan?

The endometrial lining scan is usually performed when you are undergoing fertility treatments such as IVF. Your fertility clinic may refer you for an endometrial thickness scan in order to check that your womb lining is ready for the embryo transfer. The scan can also be performed as part of a fertility assessment as it can help to identify certain types of fertility problems.

During the scan, we will assess the condition of your womb lining and look for any issues such as uterine fibroids that could be affecting your health or fertility. We will also measure the thickness of the endometrium. The endometrial tissue should grow thicker during the first half of your menstrual cycle. It will reach its thickest point at the same time as ovulation so that it is ready for the embryo to implant and grow if you get pregnant. If you don’t conceive, then it will be shed during your period. The endometrial lining measurement will tell us if your uterus is ready for pregnancy.

What to Expect

  • The scan should be performed at the point in your menstrual cycle when the endometrial lining is at its thickest. The timing will depend on the length of your cycle, but we usually recommend coming in for your first scan on the 9th day of your cycle. If the womb lining isn’t thick enough, you may need to come back for another scan in 1-2 days.
  • We will need to perform a trans-vaginal ultrasound probe in order to measure the endometrial thickness. A slim ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vagina. You will need to remove the lower half of your clothing and you should empty your bladder when you arrive at the clinic.

Arranging an Endometrial Lining Scan

If you need to arrange an endometrial lining scan in Cheshire, then it’s easy to book your appointment through our online system. The scan will be performed by one of our experienced sonographers, who will be able to check your womb lining and explain the results if you have any questions. Book your appointment now or get in touch if you need advice on the timing of your endometrial lining scan. If you’re having fertility treatment, then your IVF clinic will advise you one when to visit us for your endometrial thickness scan.

Read Our Reviews  

Thank you to all our patients for considering coming to our clinic. We aim to meet the highest standards.

Clinic Locations

Visit our clinic in Central London and Cheshire


137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street


Alderley Edge Medical Centre, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge