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About London Imaging

The Imaging Department at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital provides an industry leading digital facility with the latest technology ensuring our patients receive the very best in modern imaging.

We work continuously to improve and expand our services, investing in the most current equipment and technology, delivering outstanding imaging services which minimise the time between diagnosis and treatment.

In 2017 the Hospital became the first private Hospital in the UK to install the Toshiba Aquilion ONE Genesis Edition. The cutting edge technology will monitor a patient’s heart rate and take the scan in the phase of the heart beat which allows for the heart to be as still as possible, achieving unparalleled image quality and resolution. Should a patient’s heart have an abnormal rhythm the scanner will automatically wait until the next normal heart beat before taking the images, allowing for the lowest possible radiation dose – even on complex patients.

Our facilities

The Imaging Department is situated on the ground floor of the Hospital with easy access from the Main Entrance and Outpatient Department. All of equipment uses state-of-the-art digital technology ensuring we offer our patients the best in modern imaging.

In 2017 St John & St Elizabeth Hospital became the first private Hospital in the UK to install the Toshiba Aquilion ONE Genesis Edition. The cutting edge technology will monitor a patient’s heart rate and take the scan in the phase of the heart beat which allows for the heart to be as still as possible, achieving unparalleled image quality and resolution. Should a patient’s heart have an abnormal rhythm the scanner will automatically wait until the next normal heart beat before taking the images, allowing for the lowest possible radiation dose – even on complex patients. This coming only a year after we were the first to install the next generation of MRI scanners, the 3 Tesla (3T).

Our department is staffed by State Registered Radiographers and Consultant Radiologists and operates in accordance with guidelines produced by the Royal College of Radiologists and College of Radiographers.  Experienced Receptionists, Medical Secretaries and Health Care Assistants complete the team delivering care within the Imaging Department.

Our services

The department is equipped and staffed to provide the following service:

  • General Radiography – A full range of plain film skeletal radiography using low dose digital radiography.
  • Breast Imaging – Full field Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Fine needle aspiration and Breast biopsy, Breast MRI.
  • Digital Fluoroscopy – Barium Studies, GU Tract, Pain Management Procedures, Percutaneous Vertebroplasty.
  • Interventional Procedures – Biopsy, Aspiration, Drain insertion and pain management procedure under X-ray, Ultrasound or CT Control.
  • Ultrasound Scanning – Routine abdominal and pelvic scans, transrectal prostate scanning, transvaginal pelvic scanning, musculoskeletal scanning, ultrasound guided biopsy, ultrasound pain management/ joint injections.
  • Non-invasive Vascular Assessment (Ultrasound) – Venous and arterial assessment of the Arms and Legs, Carotid Vessels and Aorta using colour doppler ultrasound.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – 3 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla Magnet scanners for a wide range of examinations including, joint imaging, neuro and spinal imaging, breast imaging, abdominal and pelvic imaging.
  • Multislice Spiral Computerised Tomography (CT Scanning) – 256 slice iCT scanner with a wide range of applications including, Virtual Colonoscopy, CT Angiography, Specialist Cardiac Investigation including Calcium Scoring and Cardiac CT Angiography, CT Urography.

The department uses a fully integrated digital PACS viewing system.  This allows Consultants to instantly view investigations in their consulting room or at any terminal in the hospital.

Patient Preparation Instructions

Specific preparation instruction for each investigation or procedure will be given when booking the appointment.


Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4030.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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    Our charity

    St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is a charity, which means that every time you come here for a treatment, you are helping someone less fortunate than yourself.

    Our aim is to care for the sick, whilst using the profits we make to fund our on-site hospice and clinics. We aim to make sure patients receive the support and treatment they need in an environment that is safe and secure, offering the very highest standards of care to all who seek it.

    As a charity, we must operate on a not-for-profit basis and our assets are used for charitable purposes.

    Careers

    Whether you’re looking for clinical, corporate or operational roles, take the next step in your career at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital.

    We pride ourselves on the close-knit community we have at the Hospital, and the development and happiness of our staff. Join a feel-good environment that provides you with opportunities to develop your expertise.

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