Private Radiology and Imaging Services

A specialist branch of medicine using images to investigate and diagnose medical conditions

Our consultant radiologists work within our multidisciplinary team to help diagnose and treat diseases using imaging

What is clinical radiology?

Clinical radiology is a specialty that uses medical imaging to diagnose and, sometimes, treat diseases seen within the body. Our clinical radiologists are qualified medical doctors who have undertaken an additional five years of study and intensive training to specialise in this field. They are trained to perform and interpret medical images to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of all parts of the body.

At our hospitals, our team of radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques to diagnose and treat diseases. These include:

You may be referred to a clinical radiologist by your consultant to help with a diagnosis.

Our full range of radiology imaging services

Our clinical radiologists are part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with radiographers and consultants to provide the best scanning care possible.

  • CT scans

    Need to know

    CT scans use X-rays to take detailed 2D and 3D images of inside your body. From the scan a doctor can diagnose and monitor many conditions including cancer, strokes and fractures, and they're used to investigate a wide range of symptoms. We invest in the latest CT scanning equipment which means we're...

  • MRI

    Need to know

    MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a type of scan using strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce high-quality images of the inside of the body. An MRI scanner looks like a large tube that you lie inside. The machine makes a knocking noise when it’s scanning and you may feel vibrations...

  • PET CT scan low dose

    Need to know

    PET-CT scans combine PET (positron emission tomography) and CT (computised tomography) technology in one full body scanner. This advanced nuclear imaging technique shows how the cells in the body are functioning at the same time as generating 2D and 3D images of inside the body. 

  • SPECT-CT scan

    Need to know

    A SPECT-CT scan is made up of two separate elements, a SPECT scan and a CT scan. The images from each scan are merged together to create the SPECT-CT scan. The process provides more accurate information about the anatomy and function of the area being scanned and makes it easier to identify problems.

  • Breast screening mammogram

    Need to know

    During a mammogram your breasts will be X-rayed in detail so any problems, such as cancerous cells, can be found early before they're large enough to be felt. Your breasts will be X-rayed one at a time. Each breast is scanned twice, from different angles. The mammography will take about 20 to 30 minutes....

  • Breast ultrasound

    Need to know

    An ultrasound diagnostic scan is often carried out when a lump or change in the breast is felt or an abnormality is detected on a mammogram. This will often provide valuable additional information about the nature and cause of the abnormality.  An ultrasound may also be used if you have dense breast...

  • Bone density DEXA scan

    Need to know

    A bone density scan is also known as a DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) scan, DXA scan, and bone densitometry scan. The loss of bone density with age (osteoporosis) weakens your bones. This type of scan is used to measure the density and strength of your bones, and check for osteoporosis.

  • FibroScan

    Need to know

    Liver fibrosis refers to a scarring of liver tissue. It is the liver's response to injury; and can, in some cases, lead to cirrhosis of the liver. FibroScan® is a quick, non-invasive measurement of the elasticity of liver tissue, without the need for a biopsy. It is a similar process to an ultrasound...

  • Liver ultrasound

    Need to know

    A liver ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to produce detailed images (sonograms) of your liver. These images are analysed by a radiologist and your GP or consultant, to help check for problems related to the liver, such as liver conditions like fatty liver and hepatocellular carcinoma....

  • Cardiac CT scan

    Need to know

    Computed tomography (CT) uses X-rays to acquire high-resolution, 3D images of your heart and coronary arteries. It is able to accurately detect the presence and extent of different plaques within your arteries, before they are detectable by other techniques.  Often this scan is preceded by a heart...

  • Cardiac MRI

    Need to know

    A cardiac MRI is used to look at your heart's function and structure. The MRI scanner uses a powerful magnetic field, radiofrequency waves and a computer to create detailed still and moving images of your heart. These images can help in early diagnosis and treatment of suspected cardiac conditions.

  • Carotid ultrasound

    Need to know

    You have two carotid arteries located on either side of your neck. They deliver blood from your heart to your brain. A carotid ultrasound tests for narrowed carotid arteries, which can increase the risk of stroke. The results can help your consultant determine a treatment to lower your stroke risk.

  • Doppler ultrasound scan

    Need to know

    A Doppler ultrasound scan can be used to create a real-time image of blood flowing through your blood vessels. It does this by bouncing sound waves off the red blood cells in your body. It's a non-invasive test, which means we won't need to make a cut in your skin or inject something into you. Doppler...

  • Endoanal ultrasound

    Need to know

    An endoanal ultrasound is used to demonstrate either childbirth trauma or post surgical trauma to the sphincter. This is a muscle that maintains constriction of a natural body passage, such as the anus. It may also show abnormal thinning of an intact internal sphincter, associated with incontinence.

  • Endobronchial Ultrasound EBUS

    Need to know

    An endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is used to take tissue samples from the lungs or the lymph nodes in the chest. It may be used to check for lung cancer, other cancers that are suspected of spreading to the lymph nodes, lymphoma and other non-cancerous conditions such as sarcoidosis or tuberculosis.

  • Endoscopic ultrasound

    Need to know

    An internal scan that allows a consultant to examine the organs and structures in the chest and abdomen in detail using high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the lining and walls of your digestive system and chest, it can also include neighbouring organs such as the liver and pancreas,...

  • FDG PET scan

    Need to know

    A FDG PET (fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography) scan is used to assess the metabolic activity of certain tumours. It's often used to detect the following: lung cancer brain cancer breast cancer ovarian cancer colorectal cancer lymphomas melanomas and multiple...

  • Fetal cardiac scan

    Need to know

    Between 19-21 weeks, it is normal for your unborn baby to have their heart scanned. With ultrasound imaging, we can monitor their heart, blood vessels, blood flow and general well-being. The test is carried out in a supportive environment. Your consultant obstetrician will answer any questions you may...

  • Intravascular ultrasound

    Need to know

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) uses high frequency sound waves to visualize the inside of your coronary arteries. The ultrasound images are generated in real time and can be used by your consultant to help make sure the correct size coronary stent is inserted and fully expanded, helping to improve blood...

  • Multi-parametric MRI scan of prostate

    Need to know

    A multi-parametric MRI scan is a new imaging technique that can help diagnose prostate cancer. It produces high-definition images of the prostate which help identify and locate a prostate tumour. MRI stands for 'magnetic resonance imaging'. It is an imaging technique that uses strong magnetic field...

  • Renal ultrasound

    Need to know

    A renal ultrasound is a scan that can be carried out to produce images of your bladder, kidneys and prostate (in men). It lets allows your consultant to check the size, shape and health of these organs, and can help us to diagnose a range of conditions, like kidney stones, urinary incontinence and any...

  • Ultrasound imaging

    Need to know

    An ultrasound can be used to help diagnose conditions, monitor the progress of unborn babies and for guidance during a variety of procedures, such as biopsies. As sounds waves are used rather radiation, an ultrasound scan is believed to be a safe procedure.  This type of scan is carried out using...

  • Ultrasound during pregnancy

    Need to know

    An ultrasound scan sends sound waves through your womb (uterus), these waves bounce off your baby as echoes. The echoes are recorded and translated into an image on a screen that will show your baby, how its positioned and its movements. Ultrasound scans are painless and have no side effects, you can...

  • Thyroid scan

    Need to know

    The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It can be affected by several diseases. You can test for these in a thyroid scan, which is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Our clinicians have experience of all aspects of thyroid disease and offer diagnostic services and treatment for every thyroid condition.

Our radiologists

Our consultant radiologists specialise in diagnostic and treatment techniques using the latest imaging technology.

Our locations in London

Our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics provides diagnostic scanning throughout London and Manchester. Each facility offers different scanning services in relation to the specialist services they offer.

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Contact us about diagnostic scans

If you have been referred for a scan by a GP or consultant, our advisors can help with booking your diagnostic scan and answer any queries you may have.

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