Diagnostic Imaging

Effective diagnostic imaging is important for further treatment decision making and can reduce unnecessary procedures. At The Health Equation we use the following imaging methods:
This is a common procedure, which exposes the patient to a small level of ionising radiation. As such, it should be requested appropriately. It is interesting that several years ago, the Royal College of GP’s issued guidance saying that routine x-rays of the lower back for back pain was not indicated, unless significant disease was suspected, something osteopaths have been saying for years. We mainly use it for imaging of the skeletal structure.
This is a quick, non-invasive procedure; commonly used for gynaecological issues, vascular screening and now increasingly musculoskeletal disorders.
Does not involve the use of ionising radiation, so is considered less invasive than x-ray or CT scanning. It takes much longer, 30-45 minutes, and is much more expensive; although it does give great detail when conditions that cannot be seen on x-ray, such as a prolapsed disc, are suspected.
This does involve the use of ionising radiation and is sometimes used instead of MRI for several reasons, one being the part of the body that is being scanned. However, the procedure is much quicker than MRI. We are increasingly requesting Coronary Calcium Scans (a CT of the coronary arteries surrounding the heart); it is a very quick procedure (less than a few minutes) and a very helpful tool for cardiovascular risk management.
My family and I have been patients of Mr. Gajadharsingh for 20+ years. He has outstanding diagnostic abilities, and successfully integrates conventional approaches and knowledge with a holistic osteopathic philosophy. His ability to see beyond the obvious physical symptoms, his knowledge of complementary issues such as nutrition and breathing; and their impact on the body, his up to date medical knowledge, as well as his ability to think laterally, make him a sensitive, responsive and extremely effective practitioner. I know that when I leave his consulting room, I will feel far better than when I entered it, and that his treatments will provide lasting benefits. His high level of medical care is an essential part of our health maintenance.
Emma Hooper, Spain