Services available at: Lister Hospital
The centre serves both NHS and private patients who need MRI, CT, and PET-CT scans. Most patients are from Hertfordshire, North West London, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire, but some are from further afield.
It is world renowned in a number of clinical areas, in particular whole-body MRI and specialist scans for prostate cancer.
The centre was opened in 1985 with funds obtained through public appeal, following a successful fundraising drive masterminded by Dr Paul Strickland, who was then the Director of Oncological Services at Mount Vernon Hospital. Money donated to the centre is used to fund scanners, medical research and more.
The centre is run by Chief Executive Claire Strickland, who is accountable to a Board of Trustees.
The centre is accredited with the prestigious Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI), which ensures patients consistently receive high quality services, delivered by competent staff working in safe environments.
- Routine CT or MRI examinations are performed within two weeks of receipt of the request, with urgent examinations usually taking place the same day or within 24 hours.
- PET-CT patients are usually contacted for an appointment within 7 working days of referrals receipt.
- Written reports provided within a maximum of two working days after the scan.
Depending on the clinical priority, urgent examinations are carried out on the same day or within 24 hours of the referral.
For more information, please visit the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre website