Diagnostic imaging uses specialist equipment to see inside your body – your bones, soft tissues, organs and blood vessels – so your consultant can diagnose what is causing your symptoms. It can also be used to monitor how well you are responding to certain types of treatments so the treatment can be adapted if necessary. Some examples of what we offer can be seen below.
The same imaging techniques that are used for diagnosis can also be used to assist in the treatment of certain conditions. We offer minimally-invasive pin-hole treatments using X-ray, ultrasound or CT guidance.
From the time of my accident on the ice I do not believe my pain level went below 8 (out of 10) perhaps even increased at times, but since having the procedure I can honestly say my pain levels are now 1-2 out of 10 which in my view is pretty marvellous and I would recommend this procedure to all who suffer a vertebrae trauma. Well done Dr Speirs and Team.
Dear Sirs, I would like to give a patient’s point of view of the exciting curative opportunity PAE can offer, compared with surgery or long term drugs. I had a PAE in June 2017. Previously, I had had 5 years of mild LUTS, controlled by lifestyle. But over two months I progressed to an IPSS score of 30+ and found myself in AUR. The pre-PAE MRI reported prostate volume at 116cc; no suspicion of carcinoma. I was offered HoLEP but the downsides were 3 – 3 ½ hours under general anaesthetic; 3% need for repeat; 5% risk of a stricture (I was now catheterised); an outside chance of pulmonary embolism and/or stroke, and a 100% chance I would never ejaculate normally forwards again, I didn’t fancy the op. I talked to a urologist with experience of 100+ PAEs. His advice: PAE fails in about 20% of cases but since I…
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