3T MSK Scans
We offer MSK imaging using a state of the art 3T scanner from our location in central London.
Our 3T scanner has twice the scanning strength when compared with the more common 1.5T MRI scanner, and produces a much more precise and informative image.
These scans can be used on multiple areas of the body including hands, wrists, shoulders and knees.
The advantages include being able to identify minute tears in tendons or see the severity of cartilage damage. This help aid decision-making about whether a procedure is need or finding an alternative treatment.
Why choose a 3T scan?
3T MRI scanners have a higher signal to noise output, this means that images of joints can be taken faster, with more details and in a higher resolution.
Another benefit of this type of scan is that it is sensitive to contrast and fat saturation. This helps in the diagnosis of tumours and inflation and also helps oversee the healing process.
Your musculoskeletal system is key to providing movement and stability to your body. It is made up of your bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and cartilage.
Our scans aim to provide quick, accurate diagnosis, so you can move forward with treatment to correct the condition.
Before surgery your scan will be used by your surgeon for them to gather as much information as possible. The more detail, the better the surgeon can assess the situation.
It can also help your doctor discuss realistic goals with you once surgery is completed.
Orthopaedic surgeons used 3T scans to monitor patient’s improvements when taking medication for rheumatoid arthritis. These images will show any reduction in inflammation and slowing of joint damage.
Athletes can get a fast diagnosis to sports related injuries as these scans can detect stress fractures caused by running or jumping. The detailed images can identify tiny fractures.
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment with us please call 0203 519 8998. Our team is available from 8am - 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding blank holidays).
To have a scan with us you will need a written referral from a healthcare professional. This can be your Consultant, GP, Physiotherapist or Osteopath. Once we have this we can arrange an appointment at your convenience.
If you do not have a referral but would like to be seen, please call us on 0203 519 8998 and our team will discuss your options with you.