Come join Curian Medical

Curian Medical boast one of the largest networks throughout the country for our independent rehabilitation services.

We work with counsellors, physiotherapists, pain management specialists, consultants, audiologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurophysicists and many more experts.

If you would like to join us and work closely with Curian Medical and our Curative Team please do feel free to give us a call.  We would love to hear from you 0121 236 8377 or enquiries@curianmedical.co.uk

Ultrasound Services

Curian Medical delivers a nationwide diagnostic imaging service which encompasses ultrasound.

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body, such as the heart.

The procedure is safe as sound waves are used rather than radiation.

Ultrasound scans can also be used to detect heart problems, examine other parts of the body such as the liver, kidneys and abdomen and help guide a surgeon performing some types of biopsy.  Ultrasound can also be used as an additional imaging tool for joints.

Curian Medical are also able to co-ordinate injections for pain management, some of which are carried out under ultrasound guidance.

What happens during an ultrasound scan?

Most ultrasound scans don’t take long to perform, typically between 15 and 45 minutes. An ultrasound may be performed either by a doctor, who will provide a diagnostic report, or by a sonographer.  A sonographer is a specialist trained in the use of ultrasound, who will provide a descriptive report for the doctor to make a diagnosis.

Preparing for an ultrasound scan

Before having some types of ultrasound scan, you may be asked to follow certain instructions before the procedure, such as:

  • drink water and not go to the toilet until after the test – this is to fill your bladder and may be needed before a scan of your pelvic area
  • avoid eating for several hours before the scan – this may be needed before a scan of your abdomen to lower the amount of air and gas in your stomach or bowel and enable your gallbladder to be better assessed

Depending on the area of your body being examined, the hospital may also ask you to remove some clothing and wear a hospital gown.  A member of our Curative Team will advise you if you are required to follow certain instructions prior to your procedure.

Curian Medical arrange for the results of your ultrasound to be back with your medical expert at the earliest opportunity.

Curian Medical has access to venues nationwide for ultrasound services and co-ordinate appointments in a cost effective and timely manner.

Do give us a call if you would like to hear more about our Ultrasound services or discuss our full portfolio of rehabilitation. Please contact us on 0121 236 8377.

Nationwide Counselling Services

Curian Medical continues to expand its nationwide counselling service.  We have already this week grown our network after adding further experts to our panel.

We are able to co-ordinate CBT,EMDR amongst other therapies and deliver a cost effective and high quality service within close proximity to the patient.

If you would like to discuss joining our panel of experts or wish to receive further information regarding our counselling services then please do feel free to give us a call on 0121 236 8377.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Nationwide Surgical Procedures

As part of our portfolio of rehabilitation services, Curian Medical co-ordinate nationwide surgical procedures.  One of the most common procedures our Curative Team co-ordinate is an Arthroscopy.

What is an Arthroscopy?

An arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints.

The procedure is most commonly used on the knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrist.

An arthroscopy can be used to help diagnose un-explained joint pain, joint stiffness, swelling of the joint or the joint giving way at certain times or ‘popping’ out of position.

Curian Medical co-ordinate initial tests for these types of problems and this usually involves the use of imaging studies such as X-rays, computerised tomography (CT) scans and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.  If these tests don’t find anything it may be necessary to take a direct look at the inside of the joint, an Arthroscopy.

What happens during an arthroscopy?

A piece of equipment called an arthroscope is used during an arthroscopy. An arthroscope is a small, metal tube and inside is a bundle of fibre optics which act as both a light source and a camera.

Images are sent from the arthroscope to a video screen or an eyepiece so that the surgeon is able to see the joint.  It is also possible for tiny surgical instruments to be passed through an arthroscope to allow the surgeon to treat certain conditions.  The arthroscope is inserted into a small incision next to the joint. More small incisions may also be made to allow an examining probe or surgical instruments to be inserted.

An arthroscopy is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. In some cases, however, a spinal or local anaesthetic is used.  An arthroscopy is usually performed as a day case procedure, which means the person being treated is able to go home on the same day as the surgery.

With access to an extensive network of venues and experts, Curian Medical are able to co-ordinate this procedure within a timely and cost effective way.  Our Curative Team will be most happy to supply a quotation for an Arthroscopy, or indeed any other surgical procedure.

If you would like to learn more about Curian Medical’s nationwide surgical and further treatment services then please do feel free to contact Amanda O’Neill on 0121 236 8377 or aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk

Curative Team

The Curative Team was established in 2013 and offers the very latest in medical thinking and organisation.  Our clients benefit from a dedicated Account Handler who will work like an extension of your own company.  This gives a single point of contact as well as consistency across all platforms.  Further benefits include an in-depth knowledge of individual patients and a far more personal service which extends to both our customers and patients.

With the recent addition of a new account handler we have recently re-allocated some of our clients’ key contacts.  Our account handlers within the Curative Team are in the process of introducing themselves to their new clients at this moment in time.

Should you wish to speak with one of the Curative Team please do feel free to call on 0121 236 8377.

Should you wish to discuss the extensive portfolio of services available from Curian Medical, please call and speak with Amanda O’Neill, aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk

Nationwide MRI Scanning

Curian Medical delivers a nationwide diagnostic imaging service that includes MRI scanning.  We currently have access to over 220 venues throughout Great Britain that we can utilise for this procedure.  We work predominantly within the medico-legal sector and as a result we currently work with insurers, personal injury solicitors, medical agencies and case management organisations.

So what is MRI?

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of inside the body.  The MRI scan is a painless, non-invasive procedure that looks at internal organs, blood vessels, joints, muscles, inflamed areas and tumours without the need for x-rays.

How does an MRI scan work?

Your body contains millions of hydrogen atoms. When in an MRI scanner a strong magnetic field aligns particles called protons which are within the hydrogen atoms. All the protons line up in parallel to the magnetic field, like tiny magnets.

Short bursts of radio waves are sent from the scanner into your body. The radio waves knock the protons from their position.  When the burst of radio waves stops, the protons realign back into place. As they do so they emit radio signals. The protons in different tissues of the body realign at different speeds. Therefore, the signal emitted from different body tissues varies. These signals are detected by a receiving device in the scanner.

The receiving device transmits the signals to a computer. The computer creates a picture based on the radio signals emitted from the body.

What is involved during an MRI scan?

The MRI scanner is like a tunnel about 1.5 metres long, surrounded by a large circular magnet. You lie on a couch which then slides into the scanner. When each image is being taken you need to keep still for a few minutes, otherwise the scan image may be blurred.

The scan is painless and the whole procedure can take 15-40 minutes. Where you lie is quite enclosed and some people may find this very unsettling. If you have a fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia) you should discuss this with Curian Medical.  We have access to a number of venues throughout Great Britain in which we can offer an open MRI scan.

The radiographer sits in the control room next to the scanner and observes through the window. However, you can talk to them, usually via an intercom, and you will be observed at all times on a monitor.

The scanner is noisy so you will be given some headphones or earplugs to protect your ears from the noise.

What can an MRI scan be used for?

An MRI scan can be used to examine almost any part of the body, including the brain and spinal cord, bones, joints, breasts, heart and blood vessels, internal organs, such as the liver, womb or prostate gland.

The results of an MRI scan can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and assess how effective previous treatment has been.

What preparation do I need to do prior to an MRI scan?

Usually there is very little you need to do prior to your scan.  Due to the magnetic field patients are required to answer MRI safety screening questions prior to undergoing their MRI scan.  There are a number of implants that comprise a set of possible contraindications to MRI scanning.  Metal implants for example might heat or move during the procedure. The functioning of these implants may also be interrupted or permanently altered.  The make and model of certain implants will need to be checked against relevant databases to determine whether the patient can be scanned.

Patients are asked if they have any metallic foreign bodies.  The reason being that these might move or heat during scanning, resulting in a serious injury.  If it is identified that there is the possibility of a metallic foreign body in the eye, Curian Medical can co-ordinate and orbital x-ray prior to scanning to exclude this.  Your account handler will discuss this with you should an orbital x-ray be required.

Other questions that will be asked prior to the MRI scan include whether or not the patient has had surgery within the last 6 weeks and for female patients whether they are pregnant.

What can I expect after the scan?

There are no after effects from the scan. You can return to your normal activities as soon as the scan is over.  Curian Medical, via our Curative Team will ensure that the images and the Radiologist report are shared with the organisation that referred you at the earliest opportunity.

Curian Medical conduct quarterly clinical audits on the images and reports that we deliver to our customers to ensure that we continue to provide services to the highest quality, the results of which are shared and published.

Curian Medical offer a quality nationwide MRI scanning service within a timely and affordable manner.  If you would like to hear more about our nationwide MRI scanning service or discuss MRI in further detail then please do feel free to contact Amanda O’Neill on 07904 630054 or aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk

A big welcome to the newest member of the Curative Team

I am very pleased to formally announce and welcome Shelly Begum who has joined the team here at Curian Medical.  Shelly joins as an Administrator within the Curative Team and following a period of training is now the account handler for a number of our customers.  Shelly has a background in the administration and customer service sector and is looking forward to applying her skills in her new role here at Curian.

Please join us in welcoming Shelly to the team and I am sure you will have an opportunity to speak with her at some point in the not too distant future.

Feel free to contact our Curative Team on 0121 236 8377.

Further Treatments

Nationwide Physiotherapy Services

Curian Medical recognise the value and importance of early intervention for rehabilitation.  As such, upon receipt of your instruction, Curian Medical will match appropriately your patient to one of the physiotherapists on our panel.  We appreciate location is key and therefore select a conveniently located venue which usually results in the patient having to travel less than 5 miles for appointments.

All physiotherapists are managed via our Curative Team in Birmingham and are fully qualified and members of the CSP (Chartered Society of Physiotherapists) and the Healthcare Professionals Council (HCPC). Each physiotherapist on our panel must have at least 3 years post graduate experience.

Our Curative Team will keep you updated on each case referred via our bespoke patient management database.

In order to ensure we deliver a clinically effective and quality service we engage an independent physiotherapist to conduct quarterly audits.

Our full range of injury rehabilitation services are designed to return claimants back to, or as near to, their pre-injured condition, as soon as clinically possible.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

We will co-ordinate an initial assessment for your patient at the earliest opportunity and provide you with a report indicating the number of physiotherapy sessions required. The Initial Assessment report is included in our fees.

TREATMENT SESSIONS

Our Curative Team will keep you informed of your patients’ progress via our bespoke patient management database.

DISCHARGE REPORT

With no additional charge we will issue you with a copy of the patients discharge report.  Curian Medical will invoice you at the end of the treatment sessions.

If you would like to discuss our nationwide physiotherapy service, or indeed any aspect of our diagnostic imaging or further treatment services in further detail then please do feel free to give me a call on 07904 630054 or email aoneill@curianmedical.co.uk.