BMI The Chaucer Hospital offers easy access to a range of general and specialised diagnostic imaging procedures.
Our diagnostics imaging suite includes a MRI scanner and a CT scanner. These innovative scanners will have a huge impact on patient care as quality images can be produced in a short space of time, therefore improving comfort and the need for fewer operations and invasive procedures.
The imaging service is provided by dedicated and specialist consultant radiologists, while supported by a team of qualified HPC registered radiographers. They are skilled in operating some of the most modern technology available to aid diagnosis and treatment.
Our 64-slice VCT CT scanner is capable of very rapid 2D scans of all areas of the body with scan slices down to 0.5 millimetres. It also produces very detailed images of the whole body including moving organs; bone and blood vessels. Other services available include virtual colonoscopy, angiography for neck, brain, renal and peripheral vessels. ECG gated cardiac angiography and calcium scoring are also available.
The CT scanner has cardiac capability and dose reduction (AsiR) software technology, reducing patient dose by up to 40%.
Our MRI scanner is the diagnostic procedure of choice for imaging brain, spine and joints and frequently reduces the need for exploratory surgery.
The service is available for insured and self-pay patients.
To book an appointment or find out more information, please call us on 01227 825 132 or make an online enquiry.