Advanced Imaging Technology
London Spine Specialists offers patients the very best in modern imaging with the latest 3 Tesla MRI scanner. This scanner offers the clearest images available, while patients benefit from shorter examination times and a more spacious scanner.
Our team also has access to the latest 3T Siemens Skyra MRI scanner working alongside our 1.5T scanner. The Skyra is compact in design and has a flared, open-ended bore to ease the feeling of confinement often found in other high field strength scanners. There is increased space around the patient during the scan and the shorter machine allows the patient’s head to remain outside the scanner during most scans.
Patients can rest assured that London Spine Specialists forms part of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth which has become the first private hospital in the UK to install the Toshiba Aquilion ONE Genesis Edition CT Scanner. Our Genesis CT Scanner is able to generate the best possible image quality with the lowest radiation dose of any CT scanner available today.
The Genesis CT Scanner possesses ground breaking collimation technology, which allows the scanner to be used in a similar way to a conventional X-ray machine. The laser area finder allows Radiographers to set up for an orthopaedic scan without the patient lying down on the table, this allows for a faster and more relaxed patient experience. The area finder also enables a reduction in radiation dose as the traditional two ‘scanograms’ are not required with this technique.