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For Health Professionals

We’re a specialist, independent research active scanning centre at Mount Vernon Hospital in Greater London providing MRI, CT and PET-CT scanning services to NHS and private patients.

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Without the research and dedication from Paul Strickland Scanner Centre I would not be as well as I am today - amazing people and I would like to thank them so much.

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The meticulous attention to detail, coupled with true understanding of the implications of their reporting in the clinical management of cancer, are the reasons why I put my trust in PSSC radiologists

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The centre is vital to early diagnosis and anyone who visits the centre will experience care, politeness and most importantly an understanding from staff of what a difficult and worrying time it can be for that patient and their family.

Scans we offer

CT scan information for Professionals

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Everything you need to know about CT scans at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and how to make a referral.

MRI scan information for Professionals

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Everything you need to know about MRI scans at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and how to make a referral.

PET-CT scan information for Professionals

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Everything you need to know about PET-CT scans at Paul Strickland Scanner Centre and how to make a referral.

Why choose us?

Our expert team of radiographers and consultant radiologists specialise in high level scanning techniques not always provided in other centres and which serve our patients well in oncological and non-oncological imaging.

Our continuous scanner replacement programme means we can take advantage of the latest scanning techniques not always available on older scanners.

We offer a variety of scanning protocols, including whole-body MRI, low-dose and dual energy CT scanning, as well as a variety of tracers in PET-CT scanning

Quality and patient focus

Unless requested otherwise, all our scans are reported by a consultant radiologist, or occasionally a senior specialist registrar.

We’re a patient-focused, independent medical charity and our team of radiographers achieve excellent feedback from patients due to their kind, compassionate approach and outstanding service.

We’re fully 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.

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Waiting times

  • Routine CT or MRI examinations are performed within three weeks of receipt of the request, with urgent examinations usually taking place the same day or within 24 hours.
  • PET-CT scans usually take place within one week.
  • Written reports provided within a maximum of two working days after the scan.

Copies of scans

Films or CD/DVD copies are freely available to all NHS sites. Private patients are entitled to a copy of images, and additional copies for the private sector are provided for a nominal charge.

Financial approval

We have contractual agreements with local NHS trusts and can accommodate referrals from the wider NHS and private sector, provided we receive written financial approval.

Remote image viewer

Consultant access to Remote Image Viewing Service for patient scans

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NHS, Private referrals and enquiries

Every year we help thousands of patients who need MRI, CT or PET-CT scan. It’s easy to refer to us and we promise that we’ll be in contact and have the scan completed and reported within fewer than 14 days.

Following a scan, all our scan images are securely transferred to the referring hospital, ready for review by the medical team who requested the scan.

Making a referral


If you feel you need a scan, the first thing to do is to speak to the doctor who manages your care because you will need a doctor to refer you to us before we can scan you. This is the case for both NHS and private patients.

GPs and private consultants

We can accept MRI and CT private referrals from GPs, but for PET-CT scans we will need a private consultant referral. We have contracts with all major insurance companies and accept any private referrals.

To refer a patient for a scan, download our PDF referral form below, complete it and email/fax it to;

NHS Consultants

We scan patients for the following NHS trusts:

  • West Herts Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (MRI, CT, PET-CT)
  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Mount Vernon Cancer Centre) (MRI, CT, PET-CT)
  • The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MRI, CT, PET-CT)
  • Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (MRI, PET-CT)
  • London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (MRI, PET-CT)
  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (MRI, PET-CT)
  • Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (MRI, PET-CT)
  • Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (PET-CT)
  • Royal Free London NHS foundation Trust (MRI, CT)
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust (PET-CT)
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PET-CT)

To refer a patient for a scan, download our PDF referral form, complete it and email/fax it to;


Yes, we offer a cloud-based image viewing service, which allows you to view scans and reports anywhere and at any time – find out more and sign up now.

Although we do not have upright scanners, all our scanners have been selected for their larger bores in order to accommodate claustrophobic or bariatric patients. For more information, please get in touch.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is unable to accept paediatric referrals.

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