Diagnostic Imaging in King’s Lynn

BMI The Sandringham Hospital has a team of experienced radiographers providing daily clinics and flexible appointment times for your peace of mind and ease. Offering a variety of services and fast diagnosis with your convenience in mind you can rest assured throughout your visit.

Our diagnostic imaging services include the following:

MRI Imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) provides detailed images of the body’s organs and internal structure, without the use of x-rays. Using strong magnetic and radio waves, the body is scanned one section at a time as the images build a three dimensional picture.

The non-invasive imaging is used to evaluate the body for a variety of conditions including tumours and diseases affecting the liver, heart and bowel.

X-Ray

X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation with high energy that pass through the body and generate images (radiographs) of tissue and structure. X-rays are commonly used to diagnose fractured bones or joint abnormalities, and is the quickest and easiest way to assess injuries. X-rays are also used to identify infections, arthritis, and abnormal growths.

CT Scanning

A CT scanner is an advanced type of x-ray machine. Unlike a regular x-ray, sending a single x-ray through the body, a CT scanner will send several beams simultaneously offering cross-sectional views and highly detailed images from inside the body.

A CT scan is commonly used to detect and diagnose conditions including, bone damage, injury to internal organs, issues to blood flow, strokes and cancer.

Ultrasound Scanning

An Ultrasound captures an image of the internal body using high frequency sound waves using a small device known as an ultrasound probe. The sound waves bounce of off different parts of the body creating echoes which the probe detects and is later turned into a moving image.

An ultrasound scan is commonly used to monitor an unborn baby, diagnose a condition, and investigate pain or swelling or guide a surgeon through particular procedures such as biopsies. There are three main types of ultrasound scans, which include external ultrasound scans, internal ultrasound scans and also endoscopic ultrasound scans.

An external scan involves a probe being moved on the outside of the skin, and is most often used to monitor your heart or an unborn baby in the womb. It may also be used to examine internal organs such as the liver or kidney, and tissue such as muscles.

An internal scan is used to closer examine the organs from inside the body such as prostate glands, ovaries and the womb. A small ultrasound probe with a sterile cover is inserted through the vagina or rectum and images are then transmitted to a monitor.

An endoscopic scan involves an endoscope being inserted into the body, usually through the mouth, to closer examine areas including the stomach and oesophagus.