Thomas Barr: Why MRI Scans are Important for Athletes

Thomas Barr: Why MRI Scans are Important for Athletes

Thomas Barr, Irish Olympian and record holder, on why MRI scans are so important for athletes & how he has benefited. As an Olympic athlete, how have you benefited from MRI scans?   MRI scans have been an integral part in aiding my physio in diagnosing injuries. I have had a recurring injury in my hip the past 4 years or so, and it was the MRI and MRA scans which indicated a labral tear in…

Thomas Barr: My Experience with Affidea

Thomas Barr: My Experience with Affidea

We caught up with Thomas Barr, Irish Olympian and record holder, about his experience at the Affidea Northwood clinic, and why Affidea is such a valuable service for athletes. Was this your first time with Affidea?   This was indeed my first time visiting an Affidea clinic. I had a full body composition DXA scan and I also got MRI scans on my hips, lower back and feet.  Between getting setup in the machines, transfer…

Comfort
The foundation upon which Affidea has been built is trust. Both doctors and patients know that we strive to provide the best standard of care, delivered by the best professionals with the most modern technologies. Patients trust and rely on doctors. Doctors trust and rely on us.
 
×
Network
What’s Affidea’s secret to transforming the standards of healthcare service provision? Our people. Healthcare professionals that know what they are doing and care about what they do. They make us who we are today. And who we want to be tomorrow.
 
×
Sharing
We implement the highest standards and procedures to ensure safety. Affidea is committed to becoming the first European diagnostic provider to shape a new paradigm in patient safety by introducing a company wide Dose Excellence Programme ensuring the right balance between dose and image quality.
 
×
Safety
Affidea has an extensive network of international affiliations with the world’s top medical institutions to ensure that our doctors always have immediate access to the latest medical knowledge, clinical guidelines and medical procedures in all Affidea medical centres in order to ensure the highest quality diagnostics and cancer treatment.
 
×
Trust
We know that hospitality is important.  We care about how you feel and want to make each visit  to an Affidea centre as comfortable as we can.  An exceptional patient experience is ensured by delivering a personalised service in modern and comfortable service settings where you feel safe and confident that you are receiving the highest quality medical care.
 
×
People
Technology has done more for health today than it has ever done and will do even more in the future. Affidea is committed to operating a best in class medical equipment base and maintain it’s long standing relations with major equipment producers to ensure our patients will always have access to the latest, most innovative and effective technology.
 
×
Technology
We develop and exchange best practice. Patients deserve to know what we do, how we do it and why we do it. The continuous improvement of all Affidea care delivery processes is achieved by capitalising on the company’s extensive experience in 14 European countries and an organised effort to share best practice to improve patient safety and patient experience.
 
×
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT