The ability to be able to look inside our bodies in superb clarity has had a major impact upon the accuracy of diagnosis in virtually all areas of medicine. This ability significantly promotes accurate patient diagnosis and enhanced onward patient management which increases the likelihood of a successful outcome.
Patient comfort is also enhanced in a number of different ways, by the diagnostic scanners themselves (quieter and non-claustrophobic) and the ability to replace conventional, but uncomfortable interventional diagnostic procedures with quicker and reduced risk procedures.
Advanced diagnostic services are at the heart of high quality modern healthcare. St Joseph’s Hospital has invested to create a state-of-the-art advanced diagnostic unit which is unrivalled by any private hospital in Wales and South West England.
St Joseph’s Hospital draws upon a deep-seated collaboration with world leading institutions keeping the hospital in the forefront of the latest advances in imaging.
What scan do you need?
It is important to understand that no single scanner can image all parts of the body equally well. We have selected our range of scanning modalities CT, MRI, x-ray, fluoroscopy and ultrasound to provide a comprehensive imaging service. Below is a guide to which scanner is usually most appropriate for common medical conditions.
Specialist health checks
St Joseph's offers cardiac and lung health checks, which offer expert clinical practice augmented by artificial intelligence (AI) in partnership with Heart & Lung Health's specialist network of UK-wide expert Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologists.