Phoenix Hospital Group has launched a full-body screening service to help detect cancer in its early stages.
The Harley Street clinic’s service uses a new method of MRI scanning with the aim of diagnosing cancer much earlier in apparently healthy people.
The scan takes 45 mins and can diagnose asymptomatic tumours, including those that are not usually the target of conventional screening programmes.
It can also scan areas which are not normally screened for such as the bladder, kidney, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, liver and pancreas – allowing radiologists to detect cancer lesions small enough to provide an effective early diagnosis.
Commenting on the launch, Professor Anwar Padhani, consultant radiologist who practices within the clinic, said: “We are delighted to introduce our new advanced cancer screening which is focused on detecting asymptomatic tumours in clients as early as possible, which as we all know is so important when it comes to giving diagnosed patients the best chance they can have for successful treatment.
“We know that early diagnosis is key to tackling this challenge, and we are pleased to offer clients a new way to access this.”