CT Scan

CT Scan at Pinehill Hospital

What is a CT scan?

CT is a specialised X-Ray examination that uses a scanner (a sophisticated X-Ray machine) to rotate around the patient to produce a cross-sectional (tomogram) image. A major advantage of CT is its ability to image soft tissue, air, fluid, bone and blood vessels all at the same time. 

A CT scanner provides more in-depth images than conventional X-rays as it uses a computer to produce cross-sections and sometimes 3-D images of the body, whereas an X-ray takes pictures in one plane only.

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Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy examination allows your doctor to look inside your upper digestive tract to investigate symptoms, confirm a diagnosis, and treat conditions of your stomach, oesophagus, or duodenum.

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Diagnostic Laparoscopy

A diagnostic laparoscopy is keyhole surgery performed to help find the cause of symptoms such as chronic pelvic pain and infertility and to assist your doctor to make a diagnosis.

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Mammography

Mammography uses X-rays to examine your breasts for early stage breast cancer. You can self-refer for a screening mammogram if you have no known symptoms and you have not had a mammogram within the last year.

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The Rise of Private General Practice

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Local MP Bim Afolami visits Pinehill Hospital

Bim Afolami MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden has visited Pinehill Hospital to meet with doctors, nurses and wider staff, and learn more about how the hospital is delivering for patients across Hertfordshire. 

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