MRI Contrast: Is there a need to worry?

MRI Contrast: Is there a need to worry?

The use of contrast dyes in medical imaging is extremely common.   Typically injected into a vein in the hand or arm during the scan, contrast is used to enhance the appearance of certain structures within the body. Dyes are not always essential – when looking at bones, ligaments and tendons, contrast dyes are rarely needed.  […]

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Is MRI Safe?

Is MRI Safe?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI for short), is just one of many different diagnostic tests used by doctors on a daily basis in hospitals to diagnose illness.  Our specialist imaging centres in London carry out around 6000 examinations each year, a mere drop in the ocean of the circa 3 million MRI scans performed each year […]

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Q&A with the Therapy Team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Q&A with the Therapy Team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

The therapy team at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) have established a new private outpatient service based at the Queen Square Private Consulting Rooms.  This new service, which will roll out fully over the next few months, already offers specialist outpatient physiotherapy, and will soon also offer occupational therapy and speech and […]

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“What Actually Happens When We Sleepwalk?” by Dr Sofia Eriksson

“What Actually Happens When We Sleepwalk?” by Dr Sofia Eriksson

We all know the old saying: “Never wake a sleepwalker!” But why not? And what actually is sleepwalking in the first place? Here to answer that and other sleepwalking-related queries is Doctify Neurologist, Dr Sofia Eriksson. What happens to our brains during a ‘normal’ night’s sleep? This is a surprisingly difficult question to answer. During […]

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“6 Things You Never Knew About Narcolepsy” by Dr Sofia Eriksson

“6 Things You Never Knew About Narcolepsy” by Dr Sofia Eriksson

When people have narcolepsy in the movies, they tend to fall asleep immediately, no matter what they’re doing. It’s often played for comedy as sufferers instantly pass out mid-conversation. But what actually causes it? And can people really fall asleep standing up? Here to separate the fact from fiction is neurologist, Dr Sofia Eriksson. What […]

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Improving access and safety in MRI for patients with implantable cardiac devices

Improving access and safety in MRI for patients with implantable cardiac devices

The use of cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) has increased dramatically in recent years, due in part to expanded indications for their use, and an aging society.  Furthermore, as many as 75% of patients who currently have an implantable cardiac electronic device will need MRI during their lifetime. In the past, cardiac pacemakers and […]

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