Investigations

The aim of doing investigations is  to confirm or discount a diagnosis and also investigations are used to monitor illness, track disease progression and to see how well medication and treatment is dealing with the pathology in question.

Investigations are the tools doctors use to help aid what they are thinking when it comes to your health.  Remember, the best investigation and tool a doctor can use is listening to your symptoms.  90% of all diagnosis is done by good history taking alone.

All investigations should be ordered in relation to clinical need and discussion with a doctor.

Most investigations will be covered by insurance policies depending on the particular policy you have.  However, you will need a doctors referral for the investigation.  Dr Lidder can provide this referral.  Please contact us using the “book an appointment” form.

All of our investigations are done onsite at 9 Harley Street or in a local dedicated referral scanning centres.

If you already have a referral for an investigation and would like us to arrange, please do email us with your referral letter and if appropriate, your insurance aurthorisation number.  You can do this using our “book an appointment” form.

Click on the following investigations for more information:

BLOOD TESTING

XRAY

CT SCAN

MRI SCAN

ULTRASOUND

CARDIAC ECHO

MAMMOGRAM

DEXA BONE SCAN