The London Bridge Hospital: CT scans in London
The CT Scanning department at the London Bridge Hospital offers state of the art CT scans for private patients via their 64-slice GE VCT scanner.
London Bridge Hospital, one of six owned by HCA (Hospital Corporation of America), has established an international reputation for offering the best in diagnostic imaging and private healthcare. They provide the very highest standards of clinical skills and nursing care across a wide range of specialties in a comfortable, newly-refurbished hospital overlooking the River Thames and Tower Bridge within easy reach.
CT Scanning services
The LightSpeed VCT is the latest innovation in CT technology. VCT means "Volume CT"...ushering in a new era in CT imaging.
The hospital offers a full range of CT scans such as neuro, body, orthopaedic, cardiac, virtual endoscopy and CT angiography and also performs CT guided interventional procedures.
There is now another option to colonoscopy - a less invasive outpatient procedure which can be offered to patients as part of a colon cancer screening package
CT Colonography is designed to study the colon and surrounding anatomy, in order to detect polyps and lesions that could be indications of a colorectal cancer. CT can produce 2D and 3D images of the entire colon and rectum. It is less invasive than conventional colonoscopy and can be performed on an out-patient basis.
Cardiac CT scans
CT offers an alternative to conventional angiography for evaluation of the coronary arteries. It is a non-interventional procedure and will not require a stay in hospital. It is particularly suitable for patients who have cardiac type symptoms but who are otherwise at low risk of coronary artery disease.
Cardiac CT scans can be used to evaluate:
- the coronary arteries
- cardiac function
- the pulmonary veins
- the thoracic aorta
- the pericardium
Patients for this procedure undergo a strict screening process and must fulfil certain criteria to ensure their suitability for this test.
Lung Nodule Screening using Low Dose CT
Lung cancer screening is only appropriate for patients with a high risk of lung cancer.
It is not appropriate for individuals who are at low risk of lung cancer as it is likely to do more harm than good.
This test acquires high resolution images of the lungs allowing the detection of "nodules" which would be too small for visualisation on a chest x-ray.
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