Our Diagnostics and Imaging Services are the largest and most up-to-date in the UK private sector. These services are offered throughout The Wellington Hospital campus with the main imaging suite based at the Lodge Road facility.
Outpatient imaging is also available at our satellite centre, The Wellington Diagnostics and Outpatients Centre in Golders Green.
Run by a highly experienced team of professionals, The Wellington has over 20 consultant radiologists, many of whom hold senior positions in some of London's most renowned teaching hospitals. Our team of Radiographers liaise closely with our Radiologists to ensure that each examination is perfectly tailored to the patient’s and referrer’s specific requirements. Our specialists are supported by highly qualified nurses and administrators who prepare reports of each diagnostic investigation. We have a full range of state-of-the-art equipment including:
Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
The DEXA scanner is used to measure and monitor bone density. This information is used to diagnose possible osteoporosis and brittle bones.
A mammogram is a breast X-ray. In most cases you will have a mammogram of both breasts, where two or more images will be taken of each breast so that the breast tissue can be viewed from different angles.
Urodynamics studies the relationship of pressure and flow related to storage and transport within the urinary tract, mainly bladder filling and voiding function. Fluoroscopy produces a constant stream of X-rays so that it works in real time, enabling consultants to view changing images continuously. It is often used to observe the digestive tract and during therapeutic radiology procedures to observe the action of instruments being used.
The suite not only provides interventional services such as embolisation, but is also capable of performing Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA). The scanner first takes an image, which includes the skeleton, and when a contrast agent is injected into the body, the machine digitally removes the skeleton from the image so that blood vessels or organs can be seen clearly. DSA can be used in both diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous occlusions including stenosis, embolisms and aneurysms.
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body’s anatomy – no X-rays are involved. Any part of the body can be scanned, which will assist in diagnosis of a medical condition affecting organs, tissue or bone. Our 3T MRI scanner is also used for Breast MRI.
An ultrasound is a frequently used diagnostic investigation that uses sound waves to create images of organs, blood flow and tissues inside the body. As the scan uses sound waves rather than radiation, the procedure is understood to be completely safe.
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