healthWe all like the reassurance of knowing we are healthy and may have a medical check-up from time to time to confirm that we are, or perhaps to detect if there are any potential problems early on. In-depth knowledge of your body gives you the opportunity to take control of your health. Advanced diagnostic technology has made it possible to manage your lifetime risks like never before.

With the summer holidays fast approaching after Eid, why not take the opportunity of having a bespokepersonal medical check-up. XVIII The Centre for Advanced Screening is conveniently located in the heart of London's premier medical district and offers an in-depth and highly personalized service which includes screening for the six biggest killer diseases which are often prevalent in modern times: Bowel, Breast, Prostate, Lung and Pelvic Cancers and Cardiovascular disease.

Traditional screening services such as blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose tests are good general indicators of basic health, however, they are not able to diagnose major life-threatening cancers or cardiovascular diseases on their own.

'We believed there was a need for a more thorough, considered and personalised type of screening,' says Professor Roger Kirby, Consultant Urologist, founder of The Prostate Centre and Chair of XVIII's Clinical Board. Hegoes on to explain that XVIII 'Is not about doing unnecessary tests but having eminent doctors with years of experience assess your individual risk factors and arrange state-of-the-art investigations, on the same day in the same place as far as possible. No-one else is currently doing this.'

XVIII offers a high-end, bespoke, thorough approach to screening. The programme combines the latest state-of-the-art imaging technology such as 3D mammography, CT colonography and 3 Tesla MRI, with the medical knowledge and expertise of the XVIII Board Members, 15 of London's eminentconsultant specialists.

The sophisticated imaging technology available enables us to detect any abnormalities without the need for biopsies. 'A 3 Tesla MRI, for example, can pick-up raised levels of protein - PSA in the prostate - which is the screening test normally used for prostate cancer,' explains Professor Kirby.

XVIII is comprised of fifteen eminent clinicians, who believe passionately that early detection can save lives. They have come together to establish the very best, evidence-based approach to advanced screening while minimising the problems of over-diagnosis. This is what sets XVIII apart from other screening centres, giving the highest level of quality assurance.

The XVIII Advanced Screening Programme will provide you with a complete picture of your health and will explain the significance of any findings and their implications for your future health. Your XVIII screening report can be used as a basis for discussion about you future health and any preventative action that can be taken.

Don't live in hope; Live with the confidence of knowing. For further information please contact us on +44(0)20 72999 001 or visit

XVIII The Centre for Advanced Screening

18 Devonshire Street