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Why Choose Echelon?

By undertaking an extremely detailed medical check up using some of the most advanced imaging technologies in the world, we can detect the earliest signs of the vast majority of life threatening diseases. Early detection is crucial because the earlier something is detected, the greater the potential for stopping it in its tracks. Prevention is always better than cure.

Prevention is always better than cure

At Echelon Health, we don’t use statistical models or probability assessments that are favoured by many other companies and we don’t guess or hypothesise. Instead, we carry out scans using the best machines operated by the best radiographers, producing images interpreted by the best radiologists and then our medical team, led by one of the most experienced and respected physicians in Harley Street, delivers the report to you along with advice as to what to do next, as required.

We recognise that a proper and comprehensive medical check up of the causes of early death requires us to use the entire range of screening modalities (as they are called) namely CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound. No single modality can screen for every disease. Some clinics claim they don’t carry out CT scans because of the risks posed by radiation. However, whilst it is true that CT scanning involves very low doses of gamma radiation, the amounts involved with the modern scanners we use are really very low, similar, in the case of a CT Coronary Angiogram, to the increased level of background radiation you are exposed to from spending just a few weeks in Cornwall.

This is important because if you want to scan properly for the most likely causes of premature death, then CT is essential. The common diseases which can ONLY be comprehensively and effectively detected by CT scanning (as opposed to MRI) are:

• coronary heart disease
• lung cancer
• colon cancer

which, together, account for the majority of causes of early death

Notwithstanding the fact that the radiation doses are low, we equally accept that there are risks and however small we think they may be, it is vital they are explained to you so that you can be comfortable with the medical check up we are proposing to carry out. That is why we have put plenty of information on this website, why we provide you with useful information sheets ahead of, and during, your visit and why our team are on hand whenever you want to discuss what is involved as well as explain the benefits and risks.

Everyone is different. One size does not fit all. That is why we look at every client on a case by case basis. No-one is allowed to go through a Health Assessment at Echelon Health unless a qualified and very experienced physician has given the go ahead. At Echelon Health we provide a truly bespoke service that looks deep inside of you (and only you). You can be assured that with Echelon Health, we take the business of finding out your real state of health, carefully and safely, as seriously as we would do our own. Every time.

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Case Study - a life saved

  • A Client of Echelon Health, a gentleman well known in the entertainment industry, recently attended for a CT chest scan, due to his concerns about having previously being exposed to significant passive smoking.
  • Our specialist consultant chest radiologist reported a 5 mm nodule in his right lung and due to her concerns about the irregular edges of this nodule, which made it less likely to be benign, recommended an early follow up scan in 3 months.
  • The follow up scan demonstrated an increase in size of the nodule and surgery was recommended. The Client subsequently underwent removal of part of his right lung and histological analysis confirmed the nodule was an early but aggressive cancer.
  • Fortunately, the cancer had not spread to the adjacent lymph nodes and 5 years on, our Client remains cured of his cancer and in excellent health.
  • Imagine the situation if this Client had not come to Echelon Health? The outcome would have been very different. The average UK 10 year survival for lung cancer remains just 5%.
  • So it is highly probable that the detection of the nodule on his lung and its subsequent removal at such an early stage saved his life.