Achieving diagnosis - it’s about creating the right image

Diagnostic Imaging

High quality imaging is an essential part of modern diagnostics and plays a vital part in achieving the right diagnosis to a health issue. A major investment in high-spec scanners, by Benenden Hospital, means we can offer a wide range of diagnostic scans, in a specially created imaging suite within the hospital.

Our modern imaging suite (named the Robinson Suite) was created as part of the Hospital’s multi-million-pound re-development. It has its own reception and waiting room, area to rest and male and female changing areas to ensure privacy: it’s here that thousands of  tests are performed each year, enabling us to achieve a prompt diagnosis for private patients, PMI, NHS and for Benenden Health members who attend for a scan.

The Robinson Suite houses two modern Toshiba machines that carry out Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans and Computerised Tomography (CT) scans. The technology we use produces diagnostic images that can be accessed by your Consultant within seconds of having your scan.

Diagnostic imaging is vital for prompt diagnosis of many conditions. The CT scanner can, for instance, undertakes cardiac CT angiography which is a first-line test for suspected coronary artery disease, the leading cause of premature death in the UK. It can also carry out CT colonography, for early diagnosis of colon cancer.

Our state-of-the-art MRI scanner (known as the Titan) enables us to provide a Consultant with highly detailed images making it especially useful for patients with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The MRI scanner has a wide bore providing patients with more comfort, less noise and reduces the chances of claustrophobia.

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your Consultant or give our Private Patient Team a call on 01580 242521. Alternatively, take a look through the full Tests and Scans guide and see what we can do for you.

Published on 12 August 2020