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Understanding MRIs

Posted on Wed Jan 17, 2024

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It is a type of scan that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the body.
For an MRI scan, a very strong magnet is used, and different radio frequencies manipulate the hydrogen atoms in the body to produce images.

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Understanding X-rays

Posted on Mon Dec 18, 2023

X-rays are a commonly used medical procedure that can produce images of the body, specifically the bones. They are effective in detecting various conditions and are generally considered to be a quick and painless procedure.

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Why do you need a referral for an Imaging scan?

Posted on Wed Feb 8, 2023

What is a scan referral?
A referral is a physical or electronic document that outlines the type of scan you need based on your medical history.

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Back Pain During Early Pregnancy

Posted on Wed Dec 9, 2020

Back pain during early pregnancy is, unfortunately, extremely common. The joy of carrying a baby can often be marred by it, even during the first trimester before the baby bump starts to show. (more…)

What’s the difference between a 1.5T and a 3T MRI scanner?

Posted on Wed Mar 20, 2019

‘Tesla’ is the unit that measures magnetic strength; one Tesla is equal to 10,000 gauss, which is approximately 30,000 (more…)

MRI or Ultrasound? Key uses and differences

Posted on Thu Dec 13, 2018

When it comes to musculoskeletal imaging, is MRI or ultrasound more effective?

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How much does a private X-ray cost?

Posted on Wed Apr 21, 2021

The national average cost for a privately funded X-ray is £107, according to GoPrivate.com. At Oryon Imaging, a single view X-ray costs just £55; almost half the national average.

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Football and the ankle

6 common ankle injuries in football

Posted on Mon Aug 5, 2019

Mr Bal Dhinsa, Foot & Ankle Surgeon, examines 6 of the most common ankle injuries incurred whilst playing football.

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Maskne: Prevention and Treatment

Maskne (Mask Acne) Is A Real Thing: A Dermatologist Tells Us How To Combat It

Posted on Fri Jul 10, 2020

Maskne: when the area of the face regularly in contact with a face mask develops acne. With the massive increase in mask-wearing across all sectors of society (more…)

Cold weather pain

Cold weather and pain: are the two linked?

Posted on Thu Jan 31, 2019

For many people pain can flare up in the cold of winter. (more…)

Hip pain: diagnosing and managing your running injury

Posted on Wed May 1, 2019

Mr Arjuna Imbuldeniya, Consultant Hip, Knee and Trauma Surgeon, explores some of the most common problems leading to hip pain in runners, and explains the best ways in which we can work together to manage them.

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Running Injuries Of The Knee

Running injuries of the knee: what’s significant, when to investigate and how to treat

Posted on Wed Apr 24, 2019

Knees put up with a huge amount of strain during most types of activity. So what are the most effective treatments when running injuries occur?

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