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30 June, 2022
new MRI scanner appeal

An appeal is underway to help raise £1.6m for a new MRI scanner at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in Northwood. [...]read more

28 June, 2022
Stepping Up For Cancer charity walk raises over £1,400 for cancer patients

Walkers raise over £1,400 taking part in Stepping Up For Cancer during May [...]read more

27 June, 2022
Golf Day raises over £11,000 for scanner centre

Our charity golf day held to raise money to for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre raised £11,000. [...]read more

9 May, 2022
Centre doctor went ‘above and beyond’

A consultant radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has received an award for “going above and beyond” during Covid-19 by playing a key role in a project to make remote reporting of scans a reality at the centre. [...]read more

26 April, 2022
Upgrade to scanner centre is imminent

Builders are about to start work on what could be the biggest upgrade to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre since we first opened our doors in 1985. [...]read more

26 April, 2022
Near-perfect patient satisfaction

Near-perfect patient satisfaction. [...]read more

3 May, 2022
New service boosts access and choice for patients

Our service in Stevenage to improve access to PET-CT scans for NHS cancer patients in Hertfordshire and central Bedfordshire has gone from strength to strength, [...]read more

21 March, 2022
A new PET-CT scanner

The centre is making a substantial investment in its PET-CT capability, completely revamping our PET-CT suite and replacing our two existing PET-CT scanners [...]read more

14 March, 2022
Dedicated scanner fund launched

With the help of our supporters, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre will continue to invest in advanced cancer imaging equipment. [...]read more

17 March, 2022
Major upgrade to centre brings AI to Mount Vernon

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are able to launch what is probably the most significant transformation in the centre’s history, bringing three new scanners to Mount Vernon. [...]read more

14 February, 2022
Donations will continue to benefit scanner centre patients, Chair pledges

Your donations will continue to be used for the benefit of patients at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, whether or not Mount Vernon Cancer Centre relocates to Watford, according to our Chair Mrs Cathy Williams. [...]read more

18 January, 2022
How whole body MRI scans can help with myeloma

The UK is at the forefront of whole body MRI scanning worldwide. We have more experience than anywhere else in the world, having carried out more than 10,000 of these investigations. Dr. Anwar Padhani, Professor of Radiology at the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, explains. [...]read more

CT Scanning

4 January, 2022
Low dose CT scanning in cancer care

People with cancer are now able to benefit from lower radiation doses than ever before when having CT scans as part of their routine medical care and follow up. Dr Andrew Gogbashian explains. [...]read more

20 December, 2021
How we made Dr Strickland’s vision a reality

With a brand new, faster Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner due for installation at the Centre in 2022, Dr Wai-Lup Wong gives insight into the fascinating history of this revolutionary scanning technique which counts our founder, Dr Paul Strickland, as one of its pioneers. [...]read more

16 December, 2021
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre radiologist rated as a world expert in prostate cancer

A leading consultant radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has been rated as a world expert in prostatic neoplasms such as prostate cancer. [...]read more

2 December, 2021
Donate to our Plus Fund

We recently set up a new fund to make sure we can readily meet unexpected patient needs. [...]read more

Head and Neck



29 September, 2021
Head and neck doctors join forces

A unique collaboration between Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (PSSC) and Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC) is seen as hugely beneficial to the care and treatment of cancer patients at Mount Vernon. [...]read more



27 September, 2021
A gift in your Will can have a life changing impact

Legacy donations make a very big difference when it comes to what we are able to do for patients—from funding research to providing the best and latest imaging equipment [...]read more


31 August, 2021
How our newest MRI scanner is helping cancer patients’ treatment

Mr Will McGuire, Deputy Superintendent for MRI, shares how our newest MRI scanner is helping cancer patients’ treatment. [...]read more

25 August, 2021
Patient survey validates quality

Patient survey validates quality [...]read more


2 August, 2021
Acclaimed Oncological Imaging Course makes welcome return

This year’s course will be held entirely online and is aimed at radiologists and oncologists, trainees, diagnostic and therapy radiographers as well as allied professionals. [...]read more

31 July, 2021
New Chair of Board appointed

Mrs Cathy Williams has been appointed as the new Chair of the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre Trustee Board, following the retirement of Dr Terry Wright. [...]read more

Whole-body MRI

25 June, 2021
The future of whole-body MRI for cancer

Over 10,000 cancer patients have so far had whole-body MRI scans at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, more than at any other centre in the world. Prof Anwar Padhani, our Lead Consultant for MRI and one of the first doctors in the UK to use whole-body MRI to monitor cancer, explains the benefit of this increasingly valuable scanning technique and what the future might hold. [...]read more

31 May, 2021
Metastatic breast cancer hope

Research made possible by a gift left in her Will by a supporter of PSSC finds that whole-body MRI could drastically improve metastatic breast cancer care. [...]read more

22 May, 2021
Low-dose CT imaging for cancer

Collaborative project between Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and Mount Vernon Hospital shows how patients can be spared excess radiation. [...]read more

21 May, 2021
Centre joins project that could speed up cancer diagnosis

We’ve joined a pilot study for the Vague Symptoms Pathway (VSP), a programme that could one day lead to a faster diagnosis of cancer for patients. [...]read more

24 March, 2021
'My practice is centred on the patient'

André Nunes, who recently returned to us from an important role in central London, writes about the role of the technologist. [...]read more

11 February, 2021
PROSTAGRAM trial results published

Results of the PROSTAGRAM trial, held at Imperial College London and Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, have just been published in the prestigious medical journal, JAMA Oncology. [...]read more

7 October, 2020
Now recruiting: new trustees

We're looking for voluntary Trustees to join our Board. [...]read more

7 September, 2020
Pass on something wonderful

Leaving a gift in your Will allows us to take patient care to the next level, driving long-term improvements in cancer care. [...]read more

6 August, 2020
New PET-CT service at Lister Hospital in Stevenage improves patient access

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has teamed up with the NHS and InHealth to improve access to PET-CT scans for cancer patients who might find it more convenient to have their scans in Stevenage. [...]read more

14 May, 2020
Short MRI scan outperforms PSA in detecting aggressive prostate cancer in the PROSTAGRAM screening trial

A short MRI scan is better at detecting aggressive prostate cancer than the commonly used Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test, according to a groundbreaking medical research trial held at Imperial College London and Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. [...]read more

1 May, 2020
Centre to take delivery of England's second Posijet® automatic injector

More patients will soon be able to have a PET-CT scan at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre on any given day, thanks to a new medical device. [...]read more

22 May, 2020
Coronavirus update

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has put in place comprehensive measures to ensure the safety of all patients and health care staff during the Covid-19 pandemic, while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. [...]read more

20 March, 2020
We're still here for our patients

Cancer doesn't stop because there is a pandemic. It doesn't stop because schools suddenly close, and it doesn't stop just because the world has been turned upside down. [...]read more

11 November, 2019
Course delegates praise 'world-class expertise'

Our recent two-day oncological imaging course, organised in association with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, has received glowing feedback from delegates. [...]read more

4 October, 2019
Statement about the review of Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Although Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity and we control our own destiny, we have worked in very close partnership with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre since our inception in 1985 and are proud to be the part of the Mount Vernon story. [...]read more

17 September, 2019
Contribution to parliamentary report recognised

Our contribution to Radiotherapy: Securing the Future of Britain’s Secret Lifesaver, a new report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy, has been formally recognised. [...]read more

22 August, 2019
‘Enormous value’ of Paul Strickland Scanner Centre highlighted by RCR President-elect

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre adds “enormous value” to Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, according to the incoming President of the Royal College of Radiologists. [...]read more

13 August, 2019
Dramatic impact of PSMA prostate cancer scans revealed

An evaluation of a highly specialist scan at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre that can catch prostate cancer earlier and possibly result in a cure has had a dramatic effect on patients’ management and treatment, according to a study carried out at the centre. Results of the study were presented at the 2019 UK Imaging and Oncology Congress in June. [...]read more

31 July, 2019
New logo for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

Following a programme of market research and consultation with patients, supporters and medical staff, we’ve launched a new logo for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. The logo symbolises both a scanner gantry (opening), as well as the huge diversity of our supporters, who come together to make Paul Strickland’s vision a reality. [...]read more

30 July, 2019
Centre launches remote image viewer for private referrers

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has launched a new, cloud-based remote image viewing portal for private referrers. The system will give you the opportunity to view your patients’ scans and reports anywhere and at any time. [...]read more

19 July, 2019
Centre scientist leads national NHS PET-CT project

A new project that could set new standards for PET-CT scans across England is being led by Dr Bal Sanghera (pictured), clinical scientist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. [...]read more

16 June, 2019
Consultant gives evidence to Parliament

Dr Amish Lakhani (pictured), consultant radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, has been called upon to give written evidence to the House of Commons as part of an inquiry into radiotherapy services in England. [...]read more

20 May, 2019
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre wins Charity of the Year Award

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre beat stiff competition from national and international charities to be crowned Charity of the Year at a high profile event in London on Friday (17/5). [...]read more

9 May, 2019
Radiographers run 10k to take centre to the next level

Three radiographers are raising money for a significant upgrade to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre by taking part in the Vitality 10,000 in London on 27 May. [...]read more

20 March, 2019
Testicular cancer project could improve lives for thousands of young men

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is leading a ground-breaking project that will prolong and improve the lives of thousands of men diagnosed with testicular cancer. The centre is Britain’s leading cancer imaging charity and operates out of Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood (Greater London). [...]read more

8 March, 2019
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre praised by health watchdog

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has been given the thumbs up by England’s health watchdog, following a recent inspection. An unannounced visit by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessed care at the centre and looked at whether the service is safe, responsive, well-led and caring. Inspectors rated the centre as “good” across the board, which means that the CQC considers a health provider to be performing well and meeting the commission’s expectations. [...]read more

28 February, 2019
Consultant judged Europe’s most influential researcher

An honorary Consultant Radiologist at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital has won a prestigious award in a pan European competition, it has been announced. Dr Vicky Goh, who is chair of Clinical Cancer Imaging at King’s College London as well as honorary consultant at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, has been crowned Most Influential Radiology Researcher in the 2019 EuroMinnies competition. [...]read more

10 January, 2019
Our doctors scoop major accolade in America

One of our educational exhibits about the most exciting future developments in advanced prostate cancer imaging has scooped a major accolade at one of the world’s biggest medical conferences. [...]read more

21 December, 2018
Greater use of MRI will reduce unnecessary and needlessly painful biopsies for prostate cancer

A proposal by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommending the greater use of MRI scanning in prostate cancer will spare thousands of people the fate of having an unnecessary or needlessly painful biopsies. So says Professor Anwar Padhani, an internationally recognised prostate cancer diagnosis expert and lead consultant for MRI at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. [...]read more

30 November, 2018
Developing a blood test for cancer

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is supporting a ground-breaking study that could lead to simple blood tests being used to diagnose cancer and choose the right treatment within the next 5-10 years. [...]read more

29 October, 2018
Grant leads to equipment boost for charity

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre staff at Mount Vernon Hospital are celebrating after the charity has been able to buy an important piece of new equipment, thanks to a generous grant from the Pranic Healing Charity UK. [...]read more

12 October, 2018
New telephone numbers for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

As part of a programme to take our IT and communications systems the next level, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is introducing an advanced new telephone system. As a result, all phone numbers for the centre will change on 15 October. [...]read more

3 September, 2018
MP opens new charity-funded MRI unit at Mount Vernon

A new £1.5million charity-funded MRI scanner unit at Mount Vernon was officially opened by the MP Tim Farron, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Radiotherapy, during a special event on Monday (3/9) night. The scanner unit was paid for by charity Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and will bring a multitude of benefits to patients. [...]read more

14 August, 2018
Dual-energy CT scanning

“Research is increasingly showing that dual-energy CT can detect response to certain treatments earlier — which conventional CTs cannot predict. Sometimes a tumour may not change in size but it may change in blood flow and we can use dual-energy to help assess blood flow indirectly," said Dr Andrew Gogbashian, our lead consultant for CT, in a recent interview for Inside View magazine. [...]read more

2 July, 2018
Centre receives award for innovation in whole-body MRI

An award that recognises our innovation in the area of whole-body MRI scanning for cancer has been presented to our CEO, Claire Strickland. The annual VWV Pharmaceutical Industry Networking Group (PING) Innovation Award recognises and supports innovation and excellence in the pharmaceutical and life sciences supply chain. [...]read more


10 June, 2018
Installation of new MRI scanner for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre underway

Installation of a £1.5 million MRI scanner for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is underway. [...]read more

24 May, 2018
We've updated our privacy policy

We've updated our privacy policy, which tells you what we do with the information we hold about you - please take the time to review it. [...]read more

11 May, 2018
Hundreds take part in fundraising walk

Despite the hot weather, more than 200 people affected by cancer, their family members and friends attended the annual Paul Strickland Scanner Centre Spring Walk on Bank Holiday Monday (7/5) to help raise money for medical equipment at Mount Vernon Hospital. [...]read more

27 April, 2018
Have your dental scans with us

When you next need a dental scan, why not ask your dentist to refer you to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre? [...]read more




13 March, 2018
New prostate cancer scan brings hope

A new type of scan that could help catch and treat prostate cancer earlier – possibly resulting in a cure in some cases – is now available at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre. [...]read more

5 March, 2018
New MRI scanner appeal launched

We're launching a major fundraising drive to raise money for a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner at Mount Vernon Hospital that could have huge benefits for patients. [...]read more


5 February, 2018
Mayoral cash boost to benefit patients

Medical equipment worth £16,475 will help patients receiving scans at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre (Mount Vernon Hospital) it has been announced, thanks to a fundraising drive by the past Mayor of Hillingdon. [...]read more


15 January, 2018
Sharing our knowledge on whole body MRI scanning for cancer

We’ve shared our unique approach to whole-body MRI with professionals worldwide by publishing it online via a video tutorial “how to” guide. [...]read more



27 November, 2017
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre gives inside view on Iron Age feasting rituals

We've scanned what could be our oldest patients yet at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre after we were selected by a team of archaeologists to help solve an Iron Age mystery. [...]read more



8 November, 2017
Centre supports International Day of Radiology

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is today (8/11) highlighting the crucial role played by medical imaging in modern healthcare by supporting the International Day of Radiology 2017. [...]read more


26 October, 2017
Grow a moustache and raise money to help men with cancer

Cancer is the most common cause of death in British men, with 86,000 diagnosed in 2014 according to Cancer Research UK. Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has been fighting to improve both diagnosis and monitoring of cancer since 1985, and survival rates have increased significantly since — but more needs to be done. [...]read more


3 October, 2017
Centre consultant receives 2017 ICIS Gold Medal

Anwar Padhani, lead MRI consultant at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre, has just received a major international award. [...]read more


29 September, 2017
Our website gets an upgrade

With thousands of patients relying on the internet for information about their scan, we’re pleased to tell you that we’ve just carried out a major revamp of our website. [...]read more





4 September, 2017
New scanner for Cancer Centre

A new, £1.5million MRI scanner we’re buying for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre will reduce waiting times for hospital patients who need treatment. [...]read more

6 September, 2017
Paul Strickland Scanner Centre awarded national quality mark

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital has recently been awarded a prestigious national quality mark by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) [...]read more




1 August, 2017
Protecting patients with low dose scans

Our cutting-edge CT scanner is able to produce superior high-resolution images with far less radiation than the national standards set by the NHS. [...]read more