Diagnostics

At the National Sports Injury Clinic, we offer rapid access to MRI, CT, X-ray and Ultrasound with our seamless referral pathway. This means that if you need further diagnostics, you will not have to wait.

How do I book a scan?

Our private imaging and diagnostic service can be booked following referral by your GP, Consultant or by your physiotherapist. Chiropractors can also refer under certain circumstances.

Referrals can be arranged by simply emailing imaging@3fivetwo.com or phoning 028 9073 5272

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Our brand new 1.5T Philips Ingenia MRI scanner is currently one of the most advanced clinical units in the UK and Ireland with the ability to scan all areas including Neurology, MSK, Abdominal and Cardiac.

The 70cm wide bore and Xtend design allows an ultra-compact bore length, a wider bore for all patents and still the best in class magnetic homogeneity, allowing exceptional imaging quality.

Clinically all of our coils incorporate Philips exclusive direct digital technology; allowing higher resolutions while maintaining crystal clear images. Our Head and Spine coil also has the unique ability to tilt allowing maximum comfort for patients with kyphosis and those unable to lay flat.

Benefits of having your MRI scan at Kingsbridge Private Hospital include:

  • Same-day scans guaranteed
  • Evening scans available
  • 48-hour report turnaround
  • Patient comfort with a choice of in-room ambient lighting and music
  • Head or feet first options for most scans and a unique tilt option for patients unable to lay flat

MRI provides clear, detailed images for a variety of pathology and soft tissue injures. Including but not limited to:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
    • Ligament damage
    • Labral tears
    • Joint problems
    • Sprains
  • Sports injuries
    • Muscle trauma
    • Inflammation
    • Sports hernia
  • Neurological problems
  • Spinal problems
  • Vascular problems
  • Soft tissue abdominal/pelvic pathology
  • Bowel problems
  • ENT conditions

MRI emits no radiation and has no known detrimental effects on the patient. It is a quick, safe painless procedure.

 

Cardiac MRI (CMRI)

Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) allows Cardiologists to see the heart in more detail than any other imaging format available. This facilitates non-invasive, non-ionising investigation which can more accurately identify those individuals in need of valve replacement, coronary stenting or bypass operations.

What are the Benefits of Cardiac MRI?

  • Allows evaluation of the anatomy (structure) and function of the heart chambers, valves, major vessels, and surrounding structures such as the pericardium (the fluid filled sac that surrounds the heart).
  • Assists diagnosis of a variety of cardiovascular (heart and/or blood vessel) disorders such as tumours, infections, and inflammatory conditions.  CMRI also can identify the extent and viability of myocardial (heart muscle) damage and effect on pump function caused by a heart attack or progressive heart disease.
  • Can detect and evaluate the effects of coronary artery disease such as limited blood flow to the heart muscle and scarring within the heart muscle after heart attack.
  • Can plan a patient’s treatment for cardiovascular.
  • Allows reproducible scans to monitor a patient’s progression over time without ionising radiation. It can also be used to assess a patient’s recovery post treatment.
  • Allows evaluation of the anatomy of the heart and blood vessels in children with congenital (present from birth) heart disease.
Cardiac MRI Images
Images taken from a Cardiac MRI.

 

Computed Tomography (CT)

A CT scan is a painless, non-invasive and accurate method of imaging soft tissue, lung, bone and blood vessels, which provides true multi-planar images of the entire body.

CT scans can be performed on any part of the body and are useful for diagnosing trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

  • CT Virtual Colonography
  • Cardiac CT
  • Calcium scoring
  • CT Arthrogram
  • General body CT
  • Lung nodule assessment
  • Dental implantology – ITD and Nobel guide
  • Advanced vessel analysis
  • Brain perfusion
  • 3D reconstruction for orthopaedic scans

Our 64 slice Philips Brilliance MDCT provides excellent fine detail cross sectional images of all body areas.

BENEFITS OF CT INCLUDE
  • Rapid collection of images
  • Clear and specific information
  • A view of a large portion of the body
  • Excellent bone detail

With the National Sports Injury Clinic at Kingsbridge Private Hospital you can rest assured that athletes are being treated by the best in their area – a Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Our diagnostic services are complimented by seven consultation rooms, a nurse treatment room and Sweeney Opticians Eye and Hearing Care, allowing for complete medical care including certified pre-fight medical checks.

To book your scan today, click on the link above, or click here to contact us.