The London Clinic has a state of the art imaging service department providing our patients and referring doctors with a comprehensive range of diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine investigations to cater for our patients’ individual needs.
The most common reason for performing a bone scan is to detect areas of abnormal bone growth due to:
- other bone diseases
How is the procedure performed?
A cannula or a small tube, is placed into one of the veins in your arm through which a radioactive solution is administered.
After the injection, images are sometimes taken highlighting the blood supply to the area being investigated.
Before the scan can take place, several hours need to pass to allow the material to accumulate into your bones and appear in the scans.
Patients can leave during this time and return at a set time given for the next part of the test.
During the scan, patients have to have an empty bladder and not have any metal articles of clothing or jewellery on them.
The technologist will then use a gamma camera to scan the patient's body which can take between 30 and 90 minutes.
The scan will be reported by a specialist consultant and the results will be forwarded to the referring clinician with 24 hours.
Mr Paul Culpan
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Qualifications: BSc MBChB, FRCS(Tr & Orth)
12 treatments available
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis