The Royal Free’s diagnostic and imaging facilities are some of the most sophisticated and up to date of their kind in the UK. The specialist HPB radiologists undertake complex interventional procedures, supported by our highly experienced senior radiographers and specialist nurses who are accustomed to dealing with patients with liver disease. From computerised tomography (CT and SPECT CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to positron emission tomography (PET) and ultrasound scans, we are able to deliver outstanding images which speed up the time from diagnosis to treatment and help to identify the most appropriate treatments for patients and their condition.
The liver transplant programme began in 1988 and since then more than 1100 liver transplants have been performed. Progress in the transplant field has led to the development of a range of techniques, which are all available here at the Royal Free Hospital. Split grafts (two grafts from one liver), organs from non-heart beating donors and living-related liver transplantation are currently performed at our Institution.