MRI Scanning

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI is a powerful diagnostic tool, using a magnetic field to produce high quality images. The MRI scanner is used to accurately diagnose many clinical conditions, some of which may be impossible to diagnose using other techniques.

The MRI Scanner (www.burgessdiagnostics.com) visits the Alverthorpe Hospital regularly for MRI appointments and an emergency service is available if required.

MRI is used to diagnose :

  • tumours
  • spinal & disc disease
  • brain disorders
  • syringohydromyelia/Chiari Malformation
  • foreign bodies
  • soft tissue abnormalities

CT Scanning

Computerised Tomography

CT is a powerful and advanced form of x-ray used to produce cross-sectional images.  The CT beam moves rapidly all around the body, producing hundreds of scans and images from different angles which then are used to produce a 3-D image of the patient.

The CT Scanner (www.burgessdiagnostics.com) visits the Alverthorpe Hospital regularly for CT appointments and an emergency service is available if required.

CT is used to diagnose :

  • tumours & spread of cancer cells
  • liver, heart and lung disorders
  • musculoskeletal & joint disorders
  •  foreign bodies
  • soft tissue abnormalities
  • inner ear disorders