Overview


We understand that diagnostic imaging can be daunting, especially if you have never been for a scan before.

From initial contact through to final diagnosis, you will experience the highest degree of professionalism - based upon confidentiality, accuracy and, above all, patient care.

With us, nothing is too much trouble. Whether you need flexible appointment times, or just a friendly ear to listen to your concerns, we do our utmost to meet your every need.


GP ConsultancyGP consultancy

Because you will undoubtedly have many questions, we have a specialist GP on hand to talk through any queries or concerns - before, during or after your scan - alongside the expert advice of our radiologists. Read more.


 

 

 


X-rayX-ray machine

X-rays are commonly used to capture images of bones, joints, the chest and the spine. This is the type of scan that most people are familiar with.

An X-ray involves shining a small amount of ionising radiation through the body to produce a image on film or screen. Read more.


 

 


UltrasoundUltrasound

Ultrasound scanning uses sound waves to provide images of the inside of the body.

It is often used to look at your internal organs, tendons, muscles and joints. Ultrasound can also be used to show blood flow through the blood vessels/arteries. Read more.


 

 


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)MRI

MRI is an imaging technique which uses a strong magnetic field to produce high grade pictures of the soft tissues inside your body. Most often used to look at joints, the spine, the brain and the internal organs.

The MRI scanner (left) can produce both two and three dimensional images.

MRI is more versatile than the X-ray and is used to examine a large variety of medical conditions. Read more.



DEXA (dual energy X-Ray absorptiometry)DEXA

DEXA is mainly used to measure bone density reduction caused by osteoporosis.

By using two different X-ray sources rather than one, a DEXA greatly improves the accuracy in measuring the density of bone tissue. Read more.

 

 

 

 

CT (Computed Tomography)CT

A CT scanner shines several X-rays through the body at the same time and is used to create very highly detailed images that appear as slices or cross-sections of your body. Like the MRI scanner, these images can be two or three dimensional.

A CT scan is used for the diagnosis and monitoring of a broad range of medical conditions. It is more commonly used to look at organs, bones and the brain. Read more.


 

Image Guided InjectionsKaren McCurdy greeting a pataient

Image guided injections are used to reduce pain and inflammation in the musculoskeletal system - in joints, ligaments or tendons.

We use medical imaging techniques to help us to administer an injection of anaesthetic or anti-inflammatory steroid directly into your problematic joint, ligament or tendon. Read More.