108 X-Ray and Imaging in Harley Street, London provides an efficient modern
and personalised service within a friendly and re-assuring
environment. In addition to rapid diagnostic breast imaging
using digital mammography, ultrasound and (where appropriate) fine
needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy, they offer a full range of plain film
investigations, general ultrasound including abdominal,
gynaecological and small part imaging.
The centre was originally established to provide diagnostic
imaging support to The London Breast Clinic and The Gilmore Groin
and Hernia Clinic but the high quality of the radiological team meant
that requests were received to provide services to a wider range of
to the department include digital mammographic equipment with
facilities for stereotactic core biopsy, digitalising plain xray and new
and improved ultrasound imaging. They also work with other local centres for the provision of MRI and nuclear medicine investigations where indicated.
Private x-ray and imaging services available in Harley Street, London
This is the most common type of x-ray investigation. X-Ray is a form of invisible, short wavelength, electromagnetic energy. Low doses can be passed through tissues to produce images of bones, organs and internal tissues. At 108 X-Ray and Imaging these images are processed through a CR reader, which converts them into a digital image.
Full field digital mammography is a diagnostic, low dose x-ray
examination, using dedicated equipment, for examining the breast. It is
usually offered to women over 35 and is used routinely in screening
programmes. It is also the first investigation for symptomatic
purposes, including for those with a family history of breast cancer or
on hormone replacement therapy. In order to perform a mammogram, the
breast is compressed between two perspex x-ray plates, some women find
this uncomfortable, and a very small number may find it painful.
Mammography is carried out by a radiographer and the image of the breast
is then reviewed by a consultant breast radiologist, who will produce a
report for the consultant breast surgeon.
Screening mammography is used to detect breast changes in women who
have no signs or symptoms or observable breast abnormalities. The goal
is to detect cancer before any clinical signs are noticeable. This
usually requires at least two mammograms from different angles of each
Most patients referred to The London Breast Clinic are done so by
their Doctor as they have symptoms that requiring investigation. If patients are concerned about their breast health it is possible to self refer for breast screening.
Ultrasound scans are painless. Ultrasound is a technique using high
frequency sound waves to produce pictures of internal tissues and
organs. During the procedure, a special gel is spread onto the area to
be examined, then a transducer (small hand held microphone which emits
sound waves) is passed over the area. The echoes it picks up are
converted into an image, which is then reviewed by a consultant
radiologist, who produces a report for the consultant surgeon.
Experienced team for x-rays and imaging
The 108 X-Ray and Imaging team comprises radiologists, radiographers, healthcare assistant and medical secretaries. They provide high quality imaging, reporting with rapid turnaround of reports to referring specialists. All of the clinical staff are members of The London Breast Clinic multi-disciplinary team.
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What to expect at 108 X-Ray and Imaging
Most patients first visit to 108 X-Ray and Imaging will be following
a consultation with a Consultant Surgeon within one of the clinics at
108 Harley Street. The investigation will normally have been booked made
at the time of Consultant appointment was made to ensure where possible
all investigations are done within the first visit to the clinic.
Read more about what to expect
, follow up visits
and Frequently Asked Questions
Payment and costs
At 108 X-Ray and Imaging, their objective is to provide the highest standard of professional care
with the minimum of delay, in relaxed and friendly surroundings.
Find out more about payments: insured patients
, own account
, sponsored patients