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Diagnostics tests and imaging

At Imperial Private Healthcare we are able to offer you a fast and accurate diagnostic service to help to determine your condition.

The service is available at Charing Cross, Hammersmith or St Mary’s Hospital.

Cutting edge technology

Our highly skilled team of consultant radiologists have access to cutting edge imaging equipment including a suite of ten MRI scanners, seven CT scanners, PET-CT scanners, nuclear medicine, DEXA (for bone density imaging), general x-rays and ultrasound. We also have the latest SPECT-CT scanner which is situated on our Hammersmith site.

A wide range of treatment

We are able to offer you a comprehensive range of imaging and diagnostic tests including:

Hybrid imaging

Our hybrid imaging options enable us to make early and accurate diagnosis of a wide range of conditions. Our equipment includes PET-CT scanners and the state-of-the-art Siemens Intevo Bold SPECT-CT camera, which is situated at Hammersmith Hospital. We are also able to use nuclear medicine for bone scans, renal scans and all radioisotope studies.

Our DEXA scanner enables us to check for bone density without the claustrophobia of being scanned through a tunnel or ring.

Interventional radiology

Our interventional radiology options are minimally invasive techniques including x-ray, fluoroscopy, CT or ultrasound, which reduce the need for surgery. We are able to undertake a wide range of procedures, from basic angiograms to the most complex interventional cases.

Our dedicated nursing team will be on hand to support you before, during and after your procedure.

MRI scans

We are able to undertake all MRI scans on one of our ten scanners. We have two 3.0T MRI scanners for optimal neuroradiology (focusing on the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck) and musculoskeletal work.

CT scans

We are able to provide the full range of CT scanning options, including Cardiac CT and CT colonoscopy

Ultrasound

We offer the full range of ultrasound studies including those for musculoskeletal conditions and breast imaging.

For details on pregnancy scans please visit our maternity section.

X-ray

We perform all general x-rays including OPG (an x-ray of the lower face) and mammograms.

Expert team, seamless systems

Our private patient imaging team is available to welcome you and put you at ease prior to your procedure. We will also escort you to the department where you scan is taken place.

Your results will be interpreted by an experienced consultant radiologist and will be entered in to our computerised archiving system which means your results can be viewed by your consultant from any of our hospital sites.

Our team regularly communicate with our clinical colleagues, ensuring that our one of our expert team will share an accurate diagnosis of your conditions within 24 hours of your diagnostic tests.

Your referring consultant will then be able to discuss the results with you and any further treatment as soon as possible.

All imaging examinations are retained indefinitely on our systems, which means we will always have them available for comparison should you require any follow up diagnostics.

Flexible appointments

We are able to offer appointments at three locations, to give you maximum flexibility.

We are open Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00 at Hammersmith, Charing Cross and St Mary’s hospitals.

You can call the radiology department directly on 0203 312 2020 or email us at imperial.lindowingradiology@nhs.net .

We will be able to arrange appointments for you at the hospital of your choice.