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A Brief Introduction

Ultrasound technology is an established method for diagnostics and employs the use of ultra-high-frequency sound waves emitted by the probe to reflect off of organs and soft tissue within the body and then used to produce real-time images.

Booking an Appointment

We perform all US consultations at our new clinic at Until Soho.

If you would like to speak to us about booking an ultrasound appointment please contact us and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

Ultrasound (US)

A Brief Introduction

Dynamic Ultrasound of the Thorax and Ribs Ultrasound takes advantage of the real-time “dynamic” element such that images can be acquired and assessed during movement. This is particularly advantageous in the imaging of ribs and the chest wall as some ribs and chest wall pathologies can only be triggered with specific movements. 

Booking an Appointment

We perform all DUTS consultations at our New clinic at Until Soho.

If you would like to speak to us about booking an ultrasound appointment please contact us and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

Dynamic Ultrasound of the Thorax & Ribs (DUTS)

"Dr Ali Abbasi is the only person in the country I trust to investigate patients with suspected slipping rib syndrome."

Mr Joel Dunning

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

What We Do

A Brief Introduction

Computed Tomography or CT is an advanced imaging technique that makes use of x-ray ionising radiation to image soft tissues and organs. It is a well-established imaging technique that produces high-resolution images that can be analysed and reconstructed.

Booking an Appointment

We perform all CT appointments at our Queen Square Imaging or Spire Healthcare partner clinics.

If you would like to speak to us about booking a CT appointment please contact us and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

Computed Tomography (CT)

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A Brief Introduction 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging is one of the most sophisticated, complex and technologically advanced imaging techniques available. MR makes use of ultra-powerful magnets to "excite” hydrogen nuclei in the body in order to produce extremely high-resolution images.

Booking an Appointment

We perform all MR consultations at our Chenies Mews or Spire Healthcare partner clinics.

If you would like to speak to us about booking an MRI  please contact us and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR/MRI)

What to Expect at Your DUTS Consultation

Rib Imaging personalises each consultation to your unique history and symptoms.

 

We harness our refined dynamic ultrasound technology to achieve unparalleled diagnostic precision. Post-scan, we delve into an in-depth explanation of your results, enhancing your understanding of your anatomy and pathology.

 

Together, we strategise your best treatment course and address any lingering queries. We share your images and reports directly to your device and into your personalised RI Patient Portal, ensuring you have full command over your imaging journey.

Diagnostics

We have helped develop and refine techniques in dynamic thoracic ultrasound to improve diagnostic accuracy for a wide range of rib and chest wall disorders. This includes what is commonly known as Slipping Rib Syndrome.  

We continue to leverage our knowledge and experience to refine and improve imaging of the chest and ribs using advanced techniques in CT and MR and have developed unique imaging protocols. 

Therapeutics

We work closely with our partners in surgery and rehabilitation to help patients receive the most appropriate and highest quality care

 

This includes performing therapeutic techniques such as intercostal nerve injections and cryoanalgesia to help support strengthening and conditioning both pre-and postoperatively. 

Research

We continually review our practice in light of new observations and findings. 

 

We actively remain abreast of research developments in the anatomy, diagnostics and therapeutics of chest wall problems. 

 

We combine our skills in medical imaging and image engineering with our understanding of pathophysiology to understand the complexities of the chest wall and rib conditions.

Imaging Techniques

A Brief Introduction 

This is a well-established technique commonly used to help alleviate discomfort from rib pain. It is an elegant and low-risk procedure which involves the injection of a small volume of local anaesthesia and corticosteroid using US image guidance to ensure the needle is directed to the desired intercostal nerve target. 

Booking an Appointment

We perform all injections at our new clinic at Until Soho.

If you would like to speak to us about booking an injection please contact us and one of our team will be in touch shortly. 

US-Guided Intercostal Nerve Block

Private Medical Insurance

Rib Imaging is approved to treat patients insured with several renowned Private Medical Insurance Companies.

We combine our understanding of chest wall and rib biomechanics with our expertise in musculoskeletal imaging to diagnose and treat rib and chest wall pain.

Our Services

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