Diagnostic and imaging services

Diagnostics and imaging At BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, our diagnostic and imaging department offers fast access to investigations for patients that live in Harrow, North West London or further afield.

Operated by a team of highly skilled, professionally accredited Radiographers, Mammographers, and Specialist Consultant Radiologists the Diagnostic Imaging services at BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital includes:

Results are typically available within 24 hours to allow facilitate fast diagnosis and treatment.  Diagnostic imaging reports are available to the referrer within 48 hours of the examination. Urgent reports available on a same day basis, by request.

Ultrasound

Diagnostic ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging modality using high frequency sound waves to produce images of various soft tissue structures within the body. A wide range of high quality images can be produced of the following areas:

  • General
  • Musculoskeletal / joints
  • Urology including trans-rectal examinations and biopsy of the prostate
  • Vascular
  • Gynaecology
  • Thyroid
  • Eye
  • Abdomen and pelvis

We also provide ultrasound guided interventions/examinations including:

  • Joint injection – diagnostic and therapeutic 
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • Fluid drainage

Breast Imaging

The breast imaging service provides comprehensive breast imaging service including:

  • Full field digital mammography
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Core biopsy

Our breast radiologists perform all examinations along with our Radiographers who work cohesively with our consultant breast surgeons and breast care nurses, ensuring you receive the highest standard of compassion and care.

MRI Scanning

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become an invaluable tool in the detection and monitoring of many diseases. It uses a combination of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body, without the risk of ionising radiation and with minimum discomfort to the patient.

Our MRI unit is home to a Siemens 1.5 Tesla Scanner, and a 1.5 Tesla Mobile Scanner. These imaging devices are capable of scanning all parts of the body, producing high quality resolution scans in 20-40 minutes (depending on the part of the body being scanned.) The MRI unit is open 7 days per week, meaning that you can also come and see us for your scan at the weekend.

MRI scans can show muscles, joints, bone marrow, blood vessels, nerves and other structures within your body, MRI examinations available include:

  • Head
  • Spine
  • Musculoskeletal / joints
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Breast
  • Chest
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular

To book an appointment for MRI Scanning please call us at 0208 872 3903.

CT scanner

CT scanning is a sophisticated diagnostic tool which provides detailed images of various structures within the body.

The CT scanner benefits from high resolution imaging capability producing excellent image quality, a larger scanner diameter with faster scanning to help reduce the effects of claustrophobia, assist with patient comfort and improve the overall patient experience.

CT scanning examinations available include:

  • Head
  • Spine
  • Musculoskeletal / joints
  • Abdomen
  • Pelvis
  • Chest
  • Cardiac
  • Vascular

Fluoroscopy screening and interventional procedures

At BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital we provide fluoroscopy screening which uses x-rays to obtain images of the required body part. Our team of dedicated Interventional Radiologists and Radiographers provide you with a fully integrated service throughout your treatment.

Nuclear medicine

We’re also very pleased to announce the installation of our new SPECT/CT scanner.

The scanner can take a range of nuclear medicine examinations for the diagnosis, management and treatment of the conditions. The SPECT/CT scanner combines functional 3D information provided by Nuclear Medicine imaging (SPECT scan) with the framework of a low-dose CT scan.  The images are then fused together to provide highly accurate anatomical and functional detail in 3D.  It allows medical specialists to pinpoint the exact location of any abnormality more accurately.  

Highly detailed information is provided by a SPECT/CT scan.  A detailed analysis of internal organs, bone structures and tissue is provided.  A SPECT/CT can be performed on any part of the body depending on the clinical history and current diagnosis. 

To make an appointment for a SPECT CT Scanning please call 0208 872 3701. 

The O-arm®        

The Spinal Unit at The Clementine Churchill Hospital has a unique multi-dimensional surgical imaging system called the O-arm, and is one of few in the UK.

The O-arm® Surgical Imaging System is a surgical imaging platform that is optimized for use in spinal, orthopaedic, and trauma related surgeries. It provides real-time imaging of the patient during surgery, with high quality images in both 2D and 3D. 

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday: 8am- 9pm 
  • Saturday: 9am-6pm (MRI unit); 8:30am-14:00pm (other diagnostic services)
  • Sunday: 10am- 4pm (MRI unit only)

Some appointments are available within 24 hours.

To book an appointment or to find out more about our Diagnostic and Imaging , including self-pay pricing please call 0208 8723902 or make an online enquiry here.