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What Type of Headache Do I Have?

Dr Manjit Matharu explains why getting the correct headache diagnosis is so important It might seem that treating headaches is simple: Take painkillers and wait for the pain to pass. Yet, a lot of people are living with chronic and severe headaches, causing a significant impact on their quality of life. The good news is, […]

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QSIC attends the 56th annual meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)

Fiona Vicary, superintendent radiographer from the Queen Square Imaging Centre, was pleased to attend the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) in Vancouver from June 2nd to June 7th 2018.  As always, the meeting provided a fantastic programme of speakers and discussions which covered a wide and diverse range of topics […]

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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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