Company Profile

Bone Density Now is a trading name of Diagnostic Healthcare Ltd. Established in 2004 and based in Manchester, Diagnostic Healthcare has expanded rapidly to become one of the leading medical imaging providers to both the NHS and private patients. The company is now one of the largest privately owned providers of healthcare services in the North West of England specialising in Ultrasound, Health Screening, Bone Density, and MRI examinations.
Our GP services are led by : Dr. Rashid Bani BSc (Hons), MBBS, DRCOG. Dr. Bani says:
‘I believe in the importance of establishing a trusting relationship with patients, putting them at ease when discussing concerns about their health and involving them in their management plan. I offer the highest quality, evidence based medicine, which is patient focused and unhurried. I feel General Practice should be individually focused on the needs of the patient and not constrained by unavailability of appointments. There should be ease of access with the opportunity to develop a continuing relationship with one doctor. My primary goal is to practice medicine that allows the patient time to get their concerns across, and leave the consultation feeling that they have been listened to and their health needs met’. Dr. Rashid Bani

Bone Density Now Health Care Team

Dr Jonathan Harris, BSc(Hons) MB ChB MRCP FRCR

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist
Clinical Director DEXA

Dr Harris is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist with an interest in imaging of the musculoskeletal system and sports injury.
Specialist interests include Musculoskeletal ultrasound for tendon and muscle pathology, ultrasound-guided therapeutic injections and ultrasound assessment of groin pain.
His current practice supports Orthopaedic, Spinal, Rheumatology and Emergency Medicine surgeons and physicians as well as the Manchester Sports Medicine Clinic. He also provides a service to physiotherapists, podiatrists and club doctors of Rugby League and Premiership Football clubs.

Research interests include shoulder instability imaging and MRI of injured cartilage. He is a lecturer at the University of Salford and at the Manchester Radiology Training Scheme. He also lectures nationally on shoulder and musculoskeletal ultrasound and musculoskeletal MRI.

Anna Whelan

Patient Services Manager

Anna and her hard working team of administrators support our clinical teams, patients, referring clinicians and all our clinic locations.  Information Technology plays a vital role in delivering efficient services so the Patient Services Team use one of the most advanced patient management systems available.  Regularly reviewed security systems ensure all data is recorded correctly and held securely in accordance with the latest guidelines and legislation.

The helplines are open 24/7  and you can be assured that whoever takes your call will be able to advise or help with any query about the dexa services available in the strictest confidence.  At busy times of the day we also host an answering service with the aim of returning urgent calls within 1 hour.

Grzegorz “Greg” Makowski

Senior Radiographer – Altrincham Clinic Lead

Greg is our Senior Radiographer leading the team of Radiographers providing examinations in our Altrincham clinic; he also supports our other mobile and static clinics. His main interest is the Bone densitometry examination (known as DXA/DEXA) and currently he is in final stage of completing PG Certificate in DXA/DEXA Reporting. Greg is responsible for delivering our scanning services safely, to the highest standard and in accordance with the latest guidelines. He works closely with the Patient Services Team and with our Consultant Radiologists who provide additional clinical expertise if required.