Following your scan you will be able to go home. You can eat, drink and resume your normal activities straight away. If you have had a contrast injection you may be required to remain in the waiting room for up to 30 minutes, following this your cannula plastic tube will be removed. You may be…

You will notice once the scan begins it is very loud; this noise is created due to the magnetic fields. We will provide you with earplugs and ensure these are fitted correctly before starting the scan. If your scan is particularly lengthy you may start to feel slightly warm. This is due to the radiofrequency…

The MRI scan is very noisy, the length of the scan will vary depending on the area of the body to be examined; times can range from 20 minutes to two hours.  You will be asked to lie on a couch and keep as still as possible; you will be given earplugs and headphones to…

Before your scan the radiographer may ask you to change into a hospital gown, where necessary. Please feel free to bring your own dressing gown or metal-free clothing with you. You will be asked to place your belongings in a secure locker, no metallic items such as coins, watches, phones or cards can be taken…

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scans with the use a strong magnetic field to give detailed cross-sectional images of soft tissue, muscle, nerves and blood vessels. MRI is commonly used at NHNN to diagnose many diseases and injuries including stroke and intracranial bleeds, neuro-oncology, dementia, cognitive disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and demyelinating diseases, CSF…

London Knee Clinic London Knee Clinic provides a comprehensive diagnostic service for problems involving the knees. Initial consultations are carried out by our Consultant Knee Specialist who works in association with a team of other clinicians including sports injury therapists, physiotherapists, nursing staff and in cases requiring surgery our consultant anaesthetists. Book an Appointment Need…

What is Pancoast Tumor? It is a type of lung cancer found in less than 5% of total lung cancer cases. While most cancers develop lower down in the lungs, Pancoast tumors grow at the top of either lung. Due to this positioning they enter adjoining tissue. Commonly affected structures include: lymph vessels nerves adjacent ribs…

A recent research study has shown that MRI scans have been the most useful way of identifying Prostate cancer in men. The study also identified that this eliminates the method of doing a biopsy which has several side-effects. The study has also caught the attention of NHS and they are now reviewing on how to…