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Radiology

Our world class private radiology department has a range of imaging techniques and the most advanced technologies available, from routine diagnostic imaging to complex diagnostics such as CT and MRI scans.

Radiology is a speciality that uses medical imaging to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of all parts of the body. Each of our clinical radiologists is trained to perform and interpret medical images, and they work hand-in-hand with our consultant radiologists to ensure the most accurate diagnosis and the best care possible.

Routine Radiology Services

  • X-ray imaging – show bone abnormalities, fractures and deformities of the body
  • Gastro-intestinal studies – outlines the oesophagus, stomach, colon and rectum
  • Genito-urinary studies – includes cystography and urodynamics to show bladder dysfunction and urinary problems such as incontinence
  • Digital mammography – the most advanced technology for studying breast tissue and diagnosing abnormalities of the breast
  • Stereotactic biopsies – for the accurate location of a breast lump and the ability to sample cells in the area to provide a pathological report which enhances a definitive diagnosis
  • Interventional studies – angiography is used to demonstrate blood flow within major blood vessels
  • Bone density – for the quantitative analysis of bone texture/density, this common test for men and women over 50 and can help in the diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Ultrasound – using high-frequency sound waves and is highly effective in investigating soft tissue areas, particularly the breast, abdomen, pelvic and thyroid

 

CT scanner with patient at Bupa Cromwell Hospital

Complex diagnostics

  • CT scanning – Or computed tomography, this is an imaging method which shows anatomy and pathology throughout the body in cross-section. The uses include soft tissue analysis, an indication of extent of bone erosion, staging of disease and radiotherapy planning. For further information see CT scanning
  • MRI scanning – an imaging modality which uses strong magnetic field and radio frequency pulses to show anatomy and pathology in three dimensions. Uses include imaging of the brain, spine and joints. For further information see MRI scanning
  • Nuclear medicine – this involves injecting a substance into the body called a radio-isotope which highlights abnormally functioning areas of the body. For further information see nuclear medicine
  • PET/CT – this highly advanced technology is a dual imaging method which combines CT information with nuclear medicine information. PET/CT is used to highlight and localise abnormal cellular activity. For further information see PET / CT scanning
  • OPGs (ortho-pantography) – provides a panoramic view of the upper and lower jaws including teeth, nerve roots and associated structures and is used for assessing wisdom teeth and general oral health
  • Vascular ultrasound / scanning – used for the scanning of veins and arteries. For further information, see vascular scanning

 

Additional Information

The radiology department normally offers a 24-hour report turnaround.

How doctors can refer patients

Doctors can refer patients to our private radiology services by using printed request forms. These are available directly from radiology or, alternatively, please call the department directly to make an appointment.

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