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Our Scanner

In September 2009 we installed a state of the art GE 1.5T Discovery 450, enabling us to produce highly detailed images of a quality comparable to a 3T scanner.
With scan times always improving, and continuous equipment upgrades which occur throughout the year, we are at the forefront of MRI provision.
We are also able to scan patients following most surgical procedures, including many who may be excluded at 3T or elsewhere.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a technique for taking internal images of the body without using radiation. The scanner generates very clear, high quality images of structures such as the heart, brain, joints and internal organs.

These images are produced by combining the effects of magnetic fields on the hydrogen within your body, together with a sophisticated computer system.

MRI

Because of our close links with the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery we are experts in scans of the brain and spine. Our services also include musculoskeletal scans and because of our close working relationships with our team of consulting radiologists we are able to report on all scans within 24 hours.

FMRI

Queen Square Imaging Centre is currently the only commercial unit able to offer fMRI in London.
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a technique used to assess functionality of specific parts of the brain, usually related to pathology, and assess any potential deficit associated with surgery. This allows surgeons with their patients to make a more informed decision about surgical options. Paradigms which we are currently able to perform are visual, motor, language and sensory.

 

The technique varies slightly to a routine diagnostic scan. Patients lie still in the scanner but will then be asked to perform various tasks depending on the paradigm. For example, being shown a picture and thinking of a word associated with it.
A typical scan would take about an hour and the data is analysed by our team of experts.
Please contact the unit directly to discuss any fMRI queries: contact us

Ultrasound and stroke package

We are able to offer an ultrasound service which includes both carotid and transcranial dopplers. We can offer this as an independent examination or as part of our full stroke work-up.

Our stroke package consists of a MRI Head (including diffusion weighted imaging), MRA neck and Carotid Doppler Ultrasound.

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