Publish date: 27 June 2024

A new diagnostic pathway has been developed for adult soft tissue sarcoma referrals in London, using a Hub and Spoke service model. Wood Green CDC is now an additional diagnostic site in NCL for GPs to refer for imaging in patients with a high suspicion of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) (adults only). Initial imaging is recommended to be performed at your local provider.

Patients can be referred to Wood Green CDC for MRI when the GP receives an US report from a local provider that states that lesion appearances are one of the following:

a.           concerning for a malignant soft tissue tumour

b.           heterogenous and vascular

c.           deep to the fascia and not in keeping with a lipomatous tumour

d.           an indeterminate lesion in an individual who has a condition which predisposes them to malignant soft tissue tumours (e.g. neurofibromatosis)

On receipt of the urgent referral an MSK Radiologist at Wood Green will triage the referral for initial imaging and subsequent imaging (if required).

GPs can refer on EMIS across Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey & Islington adding sarcoma/soft tissue scans for their request. For GPs outside of NCL please use the CDC referral form.