“Neil performed a knee replacement for me on 26th November 2018. So just over a year ago. I am completely satisfied with his work and expertise. I can now do all the activities that were so painful before the Surgery. Swimming, Golf, Cycling. I would thoroughly recommend Neil and his team at the... Read More”
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Computed tomography is an imaging procedure used to examine the internal structures of the body. It is the best modality for imaging bone and is particularly useful for identifying fractures.
CT scans can be useful for diagnosing a range of different knee conditions. During a CT scan, you will lie on a bed while a tub rotates around you, taking images.
CT scans are also appropriate for patients who are not able to have MRI perhaps due to having a pacemaker.
After your scan, you can drive and conduct your day to day activities normally. However any female patient who is, or might be pregnant, must notify the radiology department in advance of their examination.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a safe, non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging technique which uses magnetic fields, radio waves and sophisticated computer programs to generate highly sophisticated images of the human body. An MRI allows our knee specialists to see soft tissues in great detail, as well as bone. MRIs produce cross-sectional pictures through every part of the body. The information from the scanner passes to a computer that produces an image of the internal structure of the knee.
MRI can help knee specialists diagnose many conditions of the knee and the procedure can take from twenty to ninety minutes.
The scan will not be painful nor will you feel any discomfort from after effects.
An X-ray is an image of the internal structures of your body which is produced by exposure to a controlled source of radiation and stored on a special computer system. Despite all the development of more sophisticated forms of scanning, an X-ray examination remains one of the most accurate ways of detecting many knee problems.
X-ray examinations can be done as a simple outpatient procedure and you can go home straight afterwards.
A diagnostic ultrasound is a form of imaging using sound waves, which allows your knee consultant to see inside the knee. It is more commonly used during pregnancy, but it can also be useful to diagnose a variety of other problems and conditions within muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. The images are visible at the time of scan, meaning an ultrasound is also a useful tool to help consultant’s administer treatments.
Meet the team
Specialist Knee Surgeon & Orthopaedic Consultant
Neil is a nationally recognised Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee surgery, providing a fully integrated medical service to patients with knee conditionsGet in touch »
Senior Physiotherapist & Clinical Specialist in Knees
Genevieve is a clinical specialist in knees, having worked alongside Orthopaedic Consultant Neil Bradbury for many years.Get in touch »
Dr Julian Widdowson
Sports Medicine Doctor
Julian qualified from University College London and then obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of Bath.Get in touch »
Dr Graham Robinson
Graham qualified from St. Thomas’ Hospital in London, consultant Radiologist, with a specialist interest in musculoskeletal imaging.Get in touch »