Early diagnosis saves lives

ABOUT US

We’re an independent medical charity working to improve the lives of people affected by cancer and other serious conditions. We do this through medical research and by providing the best possible patient care using high quality MRI, CT and PET-CT scanners.

With help from our supporters, we were able to deliver more than 17,000 scans last year, giving patients and their families hope for the future.

Scans We Offer

Modern technology, expert team, caring approach

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. We offer MRI scans at 1.5T and 3T, depending on patient need.

CT

An X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. We produce superior high resolution images with far less radiation than the national standards set by the NHS.

PET-CT

Positron Emission Tomography (PET-CT) scanning is not generally available in local hospitals and while mainly used for detection and diagnosis of cancer, it is also of benefit in neurology, infection imaging and other areas.

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

In-depth knowledge, high quality scanning

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre maintains exceptional patient satisfaction rates while giving patients access to very high quality scans, reported by our in-house team of consultant radiologists. Although we're an independent medical charity we have strong links and contracts with a range of NHS partners and private healthcare providers.

A heavily research active clinical team means we're at the forefront of developments in scanning technology.

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

In-depth knowledge, high quality scanning

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre maintains exceptional patient satisfaction rates while giving patients access to very high quality scans, reported by our in-house team of consultant radiologists. Although we're an independent medical charity we have strong links and contracts with a range of NHS partners and private healthcare providers.

A heavily research active clinical team means we're at the forefront of developments in scanning technology.

How We Help

With your support, we can make
a difference to patients and their families

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Patient stories

"My visit was fantastic and the staff that looked after me were the best I’ve ever had."

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OUR RESEARCH

Better treatments, better ways of working

Our team is actively involved in clinical research to help make patients, as well as the NHS, better - whether this is by advancing imaging science or finding new and better treatments for cancer and other serious conditions.

Our scanners are used in research to improve early cancer detection as well as treatment monitoring, ensuring the best possible treatments for our patients that are right for them.

Get Involved

As an independent medical charity that receives no Government support, we need every penny you can raise.

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News & Views

Find out what's happening in imaging and how we're helping patients.

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Is Carboplatin AUC10 a safe and effective treatment for stage II/III seminoma?

16 January, 2019

Our Lead Consultant for CT, Dr Andrew Gogbashian, is one of the authors of an article published this month in “In Vivo”. The article di...

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Our doctors scoop major accolade in America

10 January, 2019

One of our educational exhibits about the most exciting future developments in advanced prostate cancer imaging has scooped a major acc...

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Greater use of MRI will reduce unnecessary and needlessly painful biopsies for prostate cancer

21 December, 2018

A proposal by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending the greater use of MRI scanning in prostate can...

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How to find us

We're based in Greater London, just inside the M25.

By Car

There are three entrances to Mount Vernon Hospital, all leading to car parks.

Gates 1 and 2 are located on Rickmansworth Road (A404). Both have large car parks. It is often easier to find a space to park in these car parks, but they are further from Paul Strickland Scanner Centre.

Gate 3 is on White Hill. This is the nearest car park for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre.

SatNav users use postcode WD3 1PZ

You cannot drive through the hospital site so the relevant gate must be used to access your preferred car park.

By public transport

We're outside walking distance from Tube or Railway Stations, but several buses stop at Mount Vernon Hospital.