The department has recently been refurbished completely and the equipment is all state of the art:
MRI - a Siemens Avanto 1.5T magnet with total image matrix (Tim) technology that allows whole body coverage without coil repositioning.
CT - GE LightSpeed Pro16, a very fast multidetector scanner optimising image quality and low dose for abdominal studies.
Ultrasound - two Acuson Sequoia ultrasound units.
Fluoroscopy - two Seimens digital fluoroscopy rooms, one of which is a new interventional remote control unit and the other is due for replacement in 2007.
The Consultant Radiologists undertaking GI work have all spent their professional careers involved in this field and have extensive, in many areas unique expertise in the specialty, and are available on a daily basis.
The Gastrointestinal Radiologists include:
- Prof Clive Bartram
- Dr A McLean
- Dr Philip Shorvon
The Department covers all diagnostic and most interventional imaging for gastroenterologists, hepatologists, upper GI surgeons and coloproctologists. Routine examinations are performed to a very high standard:
- Fluoroscopic studies of the oropharynx, oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon and anorectum
- Abdominal and pelvic ultrasound
- Abdominal and pelvic CT
- Abdominal and pelvic MRI
- Interventional procedures - abscess drainage, biopsy under CT or ultrasound guidance
We have particular expertise in a number of fields that are not widely available:
- Swallowing and oesophageal disorders
- Small bowel studies
- Radiological assessment of bariatric surgical procedures
- Endoscopic ultrasound
- CT colonography
- Abdominal and groin hernias - ultrasound and herniography
- Pelvic floor disorders- colonic transit, endoanal ultrasound and evacuation proctography
- Rectal cancer staging - endorectal ultrasound and MRI
- Anal sepsis - endoanal ultrasound and
- Guided biopsy procedures (ultrasound and CT)
For bookings 8am to 6pm in the weekday please phone:
020 7908 2000
Out of hours please phone either 020 7908 2009 or the hospital switchboard 020 7486 1234 and ask for the duty radiographer.