Scans and Tests
A full description of all our Radiology service is available on the specialism page .
Our £5m investment in diagnostic facilities means that patients benefit from some of the most advanced testing in the South East.
The service include a full range of X-ray, mammography, ultrasound, MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, angiography and interventional radiology. This gives patients the best access to diagnostic imaging within the same location.
We aim to get patients seen quickly for scans with the reports back to the consultants to ensure rapid diagnosis.
Our facilities in detail:
Our scanner is wide bore, making it a more comfortable experience, good for larger patients and patients who suffer from claustrophobia.
KIMS is the only hospital in Kent to provide cardiac MR.
MRI breast screening, which is good for younger patients.
128 slice high definition (HD) to give a better image clarity.
Low radiation dosage.
CT cardiac scanning.
Radiographer accredited CT Colonography site (low dose radiation CT scanning to obtain an interior view of the colon).
Blood and tissue tests (Pathology)
A full description of all our pathology services is available on the specialism page .
KIMS offers a wide range of pathology tests with rapid turnaround times to benefit patients and clinicians alike.
Our analytical equipment allows test results to be collated and visible alongside other diagnostic scans and images.
Blood samples, specimens, swabs and biopsies are all processed in our laboratory and, in addition to all hospital-based diagnostics, the service is also available for Health & Wellness profiles, Employment and Occupational Health screening.