medical facts

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

Tailored to Your Health

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 able to undertake a Health Assessment at Echelon Health unless a qualified and very experienced physician has given the go ahead. We do not use statistical models or probability assessments that are favoured by many other companies and we do not guess or hypothesise. Instead, we carry out scans using the best machines operated by the best radiographers, producing images interpreted by the leading radiologists and then our medical team, led by one of the most experienced and respected physicians in Harley Street.

This results in 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 and as seriously as we would do our own. Every time.

Combined Scanning Technologies

We recognise that an appropriate and comprehensive medical check-up requires the use of an entire suite of scanning modalities.   Typically these are CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and Ultrasound. No single modality can screen for every disease. Some clinics advise they do not carry out CT scans because of the risks posed by radiation, however whilst it is true that CT scanning involves very low doses of X-ray radiation, the amounts involved with the state-of-the-art scanners we use are really very low.  As a comparative, a CT Coronary Angiogram, is similar to the natural 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:

which, together, account for most 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 Assessment 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.

Our ‘Little Black Book’ of Consultants

Should we find anything that requires further investigation during your assessment,  you will benefit from our ‘little black book’ of the best and most in-demand physicians. We will immediately refer you to a leading specialist consultant to discuss the next step. Alternatively, if you would prefer to be referred to the NHS for treatment, we will happily arrange that for you.

Case Study - a life saved

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.