Our story

Alliance Medical is Europe’s leading independent provider of imaging services operating across the continent – with offices in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and Spain.

Established in 1989, we have enjoyed rapid growth based on a proven, scalable business model, exceptional service, outstanding value for money and technical excellence.

Our network

Alliance Medical UK and Northern Europe deliver imaging services across 46 static sites and 64  mobile scanners. We are a trusted and sustainable partner to the NHS,  and also provide private healthcare imaging services for insured and  self- funding patients.

We also operate an integrated network of radioactive isotope production facilities across the continent and an integrated Radiopharmacy  distribution channel, supporting PET-CT scanning production.

Growth milestones


Alliance Medical was founded in 1989 to provide medical imaging services in the UK.


We set up our first independent static MRI unit in 1994.


First UK diagnostic centre and NHS contract. We expand into Italy and Spain.


We expand into the Netherlands and Germany.


We’re acquired by Dubai International Capital, making us the largest independent radiology
services company in the world by market capitalisation.


We move into radiopharmaceuticals, and become the only integrated molecular imaging service
in the UK.


We win the bid to provide more than 50 percent of NHS PET-CT scans in the UK.


Life Healthcare Group acquire Alliance Medical Group. November 2016.


We invest £80 million on additional static PET-CT sites across the UK.  These replace the use of
 mobile scanners, delivering an improved patient experience and capacity to patients.


Opening of the Turner Diagnostic Centre, a first of its kind, state-of-the-art multimodality
Diagnostic Centre. April 2018.


Alliance Medical acquire European Scanning Centres adding capacity to our private patient
offering in London Harley St, Manchester and Cardiff. December 2018.


Alliance Medical are awarded a 15 year contract to build a new facility to deliver MRI for Ashford
and St Peters NHS Trust. July 2019.


Alliance Medical awarded Investors in People Silver accreditation


Mobile Medical Plus launched in partnership with Expandable Healthcare. First of its kind
solution to deliver mobile MRI which expands into a relocatable advanced patient and staff
experience. May 2020.


The first UK Digital PET CT centre is built by Alliance Medical at Sidcup. July 2020.


Contract signed for a new Integrated Diagnostic Centre at South Tyneside in partnership with the
NHS. December 2020.


Alliance Medical create a Diagnostic Village in Cannock in October 2021 as part of the national
Community Diagnostic Centre strategy.


A new Community Diagnostic Centre at Clacton is opened by the Prime Minister as a
collaboration between Alliance Medical and East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
October 2021.


Alliance Medical partner with the NHS and Perspectum to open the Oxford Community
Diagnostic Centre in Cowley. November 2021.


Alliance Medical awarded Investors in People Gold accreditation


Alliance Medical awarded Public Private Partnership of the Year by Laing Buisson