Yorkshire’s leading MRI and sports injury imaging specialists, and part of the support team behind some of the country’s top athletes including Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, have launched a new state-of-the-art imaging clinic at Thorpe Park in Leeds.
The Brownlee brothers joined NHS and private healthcare provider LivingCare Imaging to launch the multimillion pound clinic, which offers 3T MRI, digital X-ray and ultrasound scanning for patients across Leeds, York, Harrogate and Wetherby.
And, for the first time in the region, any patient with a sporting injury or joint problem can book an appointment with LivingCare without being referred by their GP, avoiding waiting lists and helping to lighten the load on the NHS.
The expert team of consultant radiologists at LivingCare have over 50 years’ combined experience delivering sports radiology and imaging, including at the 2003 Commonwealth Games, 2003 World Indoor Athletics Championships and the 2012 Olympics, as well as for a host of other sporting stars and top clubs.
The purpose-built clinic features the region’s first private 3T MRI scanner, which offers twice the resolution of older 1.5T scanners, is quicker and has 30 per cent more internal space. This significantly helps patients who find traditional scanners uncomfortable and claustrophobic.
Dr Stephen Feldman, Medical Director at LivingCare, said: “We’ve brought together a team of highly regarded experts in their field and combined them with the latest scanning technology in a purpose-built clinic.
“LivingCare Imaging offers instant access to the best possible treatment and provides patients with added reassurance and peace of mind. Also, patients no longer need to go to their GP for a referral and can be assessed for a scan by the LivingCare Imaging team, dramatically reducing waiting times and demands on NHS scanners.
“We’d like to thank Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee who were able to help us celebrate the opening of the facility. We look forward to welcoming NHS and private patients in the coming months.”
To book an appointment at LivingCare’s Thorpe Park Clinic, call 0113 397 0981 or visit www.livingcare.co.uk/imaging.