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Clinical departments 


The work of our clinicians is supported by advanced diagnostic and research imaging services. We have a track record of significant investment in imaging technology, allowing us to diagnose many patients without the need for invasive procedures.

Scanning technology

We use advanced computerised tomography (CT) scanners at both hospitals. Our CT scanners can diagnose early coronary heart disease by generating very precise images of the heart.


We carry out cardiac angiograms in seven dedicated catheter laboratories across both hospitals.


The latest computed radiography (CR) and PACS systems were installed in 2009. The imaging departments at both hospitals operate in a filmless environment. This means that images can immediately be accessed in various areas including the wards, ITU, surgical theatres and outpatients. Digital images can also be sent and received from other healthcare facilities.

Royal Brompton Hospital imaging


Harefield Hospital imaging



US and MSCT guided thoracic and other invasive procedures are performed in the catheter laboratories at Harefield Hospital. A PET-CT service is provided at an external site.

Royal Brompton

Sydney Street,
London SW3 6NP
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 8121


"Diagnostic and imaging services provided a number of examples of outstanding practice, including the department of imaging’s expertise in a range of inflammatory respiratory diseases." 

- Care Quality Commission, 2017