Pricing and FAQs


Pricing & FAQs
 

At Vista Health we pride ourselves on transparency for all our patients. All published appointment prices include the reports and images (where relevant). The price you see is the price you will pay – there are no hidden or ancillary costs relating to your appointment.

Prices are subject to the day and time of your appointment, but you’re always in complete control of that and the quote will always be clearly explained when you book.

Please call our dedicated Patient Care team directly on 0330 127 7611 anytime to discuss further, they’d be delighted to help you further. Alternatively, for MRI scans, Ultrasound scans and Echocardiogams you can Choose and Book your own appointment and pay online.  To learn more about Book&Go click here.
 

How does the MRI scanner work?

An MRI scanner is a large, hollow cylinder open at both ends. A strong magnetic field and radio waves are used to create images of organs and other structures inside you. A ‘receiving device’ like an aerial, may be placed behind or around the part of the body being examined. This detects the tiny radio signals emitted from the body during the scan.

How long does a scan take?

An MRI scan usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, but the actual duration of the scan varies depending on the size of the area being scanned and the number of images that need to be taken.

Is the scan noisy?

MRI scanners make loud tapping noises. The noise is generated from magnetic fields cycling on and off to take images. We'll give you earphones and/or earplugs, and music may be available during the procedure.

I have a medical implant. Can I still have an MRI scan?

Yes, but please do let us know beforehand. The MRI scanner uses a powerful magnet that may affect people with certain types of medical implants or devices. Please also ensure that you remove all metal from your body including loose change from your pockets, prior to the scan. What happens if I need to stop my scan? You will be given a call bell whilst having your scan. Should you need to stop the procedure, simply squeeze this and one of our qualified technicians will promptly assist you.

Is it comfortable?

Our MRI scanner comes with pads, cushions and supports to ensure that you feel comfortable throughout the scan. It is important to be comfortable in the scanner so that you can keep still for the duration of the procedure.

Can I speak to a member of staff during my scan?

Yes, the MRI scanner is equipped with an intercom. You will be able to talk to the MRI operator between scans if there is an issue.

What happens after the MRI scan?

Your Results: Please contact your referrer for your results and further information. Results usually take a few days to be processed but our staff will advise you on the day as to how long you will need to wait.

After your scan: There are no after effects from the scan. You can return to your normal activities as soon as the scan is over.

The images from the scan are studied by a Consultant who will prepare a written report to send to your referrer.​​​​​​

If anything needs urgent attention, you will be contacted immediately. We are always keen to hear feedback and have patient feedback forms available.

If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.

You will receive a disc with the images of your MRI scan (unless your scan was performed on a mobile unit and the images will be posted to the patient by recorded delivery). Your referrer will also receive a copy of the report and images of the scan.

Throughout the process our highly trained staff are on hand to answer any of your concerns or queries, so if you have a question at any point, just ask and they will be more than happy to help.

When will I receive my results?

You will receive a disc with the images of your MRI scan on the day (unless your scan was performed on a mobile unit and the images will be posted to you by recorded delivery). Your referrer will also receive a copy of the report and images of the scan within three working days.

Can I access my scan images online?

Yes you can via our secure patient imaging portal; you will need your health portal access code which will be sent to you via text message.

 

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You will also receive an email from ‘Vista Health Portal’. Simply click the link in the email and enter the access code.

To share your images, select the share button when logged in. You will be asked to create a password protected pin code for you to share with any recipients to enable them to view your scan images.

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Enter the recipient Full Name, Email, a message (optional) a Pin Code, and Expiration date (i.e. how long the study should be shared for), tick the consent box and click Share.

 

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The portal gives you access to view your scan images only. Your report will be sent to your NHS GP or referring clinician within 3 working days. If you wish to receive a copy of your report, please call us on 0333 200 2064.

You can read our full online imaging guide here.

 

When should an MRI not be done?

Due to the powerful magnetic field of an MRI scan, certain individuals cannot be scanned. A patient must not have an MRI scan if they have:

  • A cardiac (heart) pacemaker
  • Clips in the head from brain operations, ie aneurysm clips
  • A cochlear (ear) implant
  • A metallic foreign body in the patient’s eye
  • A programmable shunt for hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain)
  • Or are pregnant

How does an MRI scanner work

An MRI scanner is a large, hollow cylinder open at both ends. A strong magnetic field and radio waves are used to create images of organs and other structures inside you. A ‘receiving device’ like an aerial, may be placed behind or around the part of the body being examined. This detects the tiny radio signals emitted from the body during the scan.

How long does a full body scan take?

A full body scan takes approximately 60-90 minutes.

What body parts are included in the full body scan?

Our full body scans include the vital organs and arteries. See details below:

Gold package

4 MRI scans of the vital organs and arteries including:
•    Brain/Head
•    Abdomen
•    Pelvis
•    Spine (whole)

Platinum package

5 MRI scans of the vital organs and arteries including:
•    Brain/Head
•    Abdomen
•    Pelvis
•    Spine (whole)
•    Cardiac heart

When will I receive my results?

The results are available 3 working days after the appointment which includes a full written report. They will initially go back to your registered GP/referring clinician via their preferred method. You will also be provided with your scan images digitally available to view online.

 

Can I access my scan images online?

Yes you can via our secure patient imaging portal; you will need your health portal access code which will be sent to you via text message.

 

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You will also receive an email from ‘Vista Health Portal’. Simply click the link in the email and enter the access code.

To share your images, select the share button when logged in. You will be asked to create a password protected pin code for you to share with any recipients to enable them to view your scan images.

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Enter the recipient Full Name, Email, a message (optional) a Pin Code, and Expiration date (i.e. how long the study should be shared for), tick the consent box and click Share.

 

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The portal gives you access to view your scan images only. Your report will be sent to your NHS GP or referring clinician within 3 working days. If you wish to receive a copy of your report, please call us on 0333 200 2064.

You can read our full online imaging guide here.

 

What is an Open MRI scan?

An Open MRI scan is an alternative to the conventional ‘tunnel’ MRI and provides optimal image quality. Open MRI is deal for certain areas of your body including bones, soft tissue, and brain, and is one of the most innovative imaging methods used to date.
 

What are the different types of Open MRI?

Vista Health provides two forms of Open MRI: a three-sided scanner that allows more room around the body; and upright (or standing) MRI scanners that allow you to sit or stand between two large magnetized plates and lookout. 

 

Why may I need an Open MRI scan?

An Open MRI scanner is ideal for a variety of patients, including: 

  • Patients that may suffer from claustrophobia or anxiety

  • Patients who need to be imaged in a lying down, standing or in a seated position
  • Patients who are larger or have restricted mobility or that are unable to lie down
     

Where are your Open MRI scanners located?

Our Open MRI scanner is available at Croydon, and our Upright Open scanners are available at Fitzrovia, Birmingham, and Leeds.
 

Is there a weight limit when having an Open MRI scan?

The weight restrictions for our Open MRI scans are outlined below:

Croydon Open MRI

Maximum Weight: 220kg/34 stone 

London Upright MRI

Maximum Weight: 227kg / 35 Stone 

Maximum Width: 45.7cm / 18 inches 

Leeds/Birmingham Upright MRI

Maximum Weight: 200kg / 31.4 Stone 

Maximum Width: 56cm / 22 inches

 

Will I feel claustrophobic during the scan?

An Open MRI unit is ideal for patients with claustrophobia and anxiety. An open MRI machine has an opening far wider than the regular standard machine, so you can see out both sides. Our Upright Open MRI is a truly open system that increases relaxation to reduce anxiety. You can walk into the scanner and can even watch television whilst being scanned.
 

What happens after the MRI scan?

Your Results: Please contact your referrer for your results and further information. Results usually take a few days to be processed but our staff will advise you on the day as to how long you will need to wait.

After your scan: There are no after effects from the scan. You can return to your normal activities as soon as the scan is over.

The images from the scan are studied by a Consultant who will prepare a written report to send to your referrer.​​​​​​

If anything needs urgent attention, you will be contacted immediately. We are always keen to hear feedback and have patient feedback forms available.

If you have any further questions please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to help.

You will receive a disc with the images of your MRI scan (unless your scan was performed on a mobile unit and the images will be posted to the patient by recorded delivery). Your referrer or NHS GP will also receive a copy of the report and images of the scan.

Throughout the process our highly trained staff are on hand to answer any of your concerns or queries, so if you have a question at any point, just ask and they will be more than happy to help.
 

When will I receive my results?

You will receive a disc with the images of your MRI scan on the day (unless your scan was performed on a mobile unit and the images will be posted to you by recorded delivery). Your referrer or NHS GP will also receive a copy of the report and images of the scan within three working days.
 

Can I access my scan images online?

Yes you can via our secure patient imaging portal; you will need your health portal access code which will be sent to you via text message.

 

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You will also receive an email from ‘Vista Health Portal’. Simply click the link in the email and enter the access code.

To share your images, select the share button when logged in. You will be asked to create a password protected pin code for you to share with any recipients to enable them to view your scan images.

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Enter the recipient Full Name, Email, a message (optional) a Pin Code, and Expiration date (i.e. how long the study should be shared for), tick the consent box and click Share.

 

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The portal gives you access to view your scan images only. Your report will be sent to your NHS GP or referring clinician within 3 working days. If you wish to receive a copy of your report, please call us on 0333 200 2064.

You can read our full online imaging guide here.

 

When should an MRI not be done?

Due to the powerful magnetic field of an MRI scan, certain individuals cannot be scanned. A patient must not have an MRI scan if they have:

  • A cardiac (heart) pacemaker
  • Clips in the head from brain operations, ie aneurysm clips
  • A cochlear (ear) implant
  • A metallic foreign body in the patient’s eye
  • A programmable shunt for hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain)
  • Or are pregnant

How can Vista Health help?

When you visit Vista Health, we will provide a high-quality Ultrasound service to provide you with the assurance and diagnose that you need. This includes same day scans, appointment booking, triage and fast reporting in three working days.

Why would you need an Ultrasound scan?

Our dedicated team will determine whether an Ultrasound scan is the right action for you. 

Ultrasound is highly effective so can be used for a wide range of scans, including:

  • Urinary tract or KUB (Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder)
  • Upper, lower abdomen and pelvis
  • Gynaecological (female pelvis)
  • Thyroid
  • Prostate and testicular
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK)
  • Soft tissue

 

Can I self-refer for an Ultrasound scan?

Absolutely! You can refer yourself for a private Ultrasound scan if you are over the age of 18 and have an NHS registered GP. Simply, fill out the self-referral form or give us a call on 0333 2002064 to speak to our patient care team.

 

Can I access my scan images online?

Yes you can via our secure patient imaging portal; you will need your health portal access code which will be sent to you via text message.

 

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You will also receive an email from ‘Vista Health Portal’. Simply click the link in the email and enter the access code.

To share your images, select the share button when logged in. You will be asked to create a password protected pin code for you to share with any recipients to enable them to view your scan images.

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Enter the recipient Full Name, Email, a message (optional) a Pin Code, and Expiration date (i.e. how long the study should be shared for), tick the consent box and click Share.

 

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The portal gives you access to view your scan images only. Your report will be sent to your NHS GP or referring clinician within 3 working days. If you wish to receive a copy of your report, please call us on 0333 200 2064.

You can read our full online imaging guide here.

 

What is an Echocardiogram?

An Echocardiogram (ECHO) uses ultrasound waves to produce images of the heart on a screen; the same technology is used for performing pregnancy scans on unborn babies. Your Echo Report will be produced by the Cardiac Physiologist and overseen by our Consultant Cardiologist Clinical Lead.

Why may I need an Echocardiogram?

Your Doctor or Referrer may request an Echocardiogram for a number of reasons. You may be experiencing shortness of breath, palpitations or chest pain which can be caused by heart problems. An Echo can be used to check the structure & function of your heart muscle along with checking how the heart valves are working. The information we obtain can help your Doctor or Referrer confirm if any symptoms you may be experiencing are linked or caused by heart problems.

What happens during the Echocardiogram test?

Your examination will be performed with you lying on a couch, ideally, on your left-hand side. The Cardiac Physiologist will attach 3 self-adhesive electrodes to your chest and apply ultrasound gel to a device called a transducer. This sends and receives harmless ultrasound waves. The gel allows the ultrasound beam to travel through your chest wall so that it is possible to see the heart.

The transducer will be pressed against your skin with moderate pressure to facilitate the transmission of the ultrasound waves. This can be uncomfortable but should not be painful. The Cardiac Physiologist will acquire ultrasound images and audio recordings by moving the transducer around the chest, stomach, and neck. During recording, you may be asked to change position or hold your breath so that the best quality images can be obtained.

How do I prepare for an Echocardiogram?

There is no direct preparation necessary for a standard Echo, although it is preferable that you wear clothes that can be easily removed to allow access to the chest. A covering will be providing to maintain dignity as much as possible.  In line with current Government and Public Health England Covid-19 guidance, we ask all patients to attend wearing a face covering when attending an appointment.

How long does an Echocardiogram take?

An echocardiogram will usually take between 15 and 30 minutes. In some circumstances, a more detailed scan may be needed which may take up to 40 minutes.

Is an Echocardiogram safe and are there any side effects to an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is completely safe and is genearally painless. However, some patientsmay find it slightly uncomfortable due to the positioning of the probe on the chest.

What if I have (or the patient has) cogenital heart disease?

Patients with congenital heart disease require a specialist study and we are not able to offer this service.

The most common exclusions relating to congenital heart disease are Down’s Syndrome, Noonan’s Syndrome, Turner’s Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, atrial and ventricular septal defects.

Bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse can be accepted.

When will I receive my results?

A report will be returned to your referring clinician in 3 working days of your scan.

 

What happens during an X-ray?

Our Radiographers will position you on a table, and place a film holder or digital recording plate under the part of your body being scanned.

The radiographer will then move behind a protective screen to start the X-Ray.

How long does an X-ray take?

The procedure is very quick, only taking between 5 and 10 minutes, although this may vary depending on the part of the body being scanned.

What happens after the X-ray scan?

There should be no adverse side effects to your X-ray. Once your test is complete you will be able to continue your day as planned. Your images and report is reviewed and sent on to your healthcare specialist to give a diagnosis and organise any further treatment, if necessary.

How do I book an X-ray through Vista Health?

STEP 1
Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP

  • A consultant or doctor

  • Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor
     

STEP 2
Make the choice whether to pay for the X-Ray yourself or go through your private medical insurance company.
 

STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email
booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.
 

STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours. 
Our patient care team will call you to book your appointment.

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment.

When will I receive my results?

Depending on the location you attend, you will either receive your report on the same day of your scan or within one week.

What can an ECG show?

An ECG shows your heart rhythm and electrical activity as a graph on an ECG machine.

How long will an ECG test take?

Depending on the type of ECG test required, an ECG test will take between 10-15 minutes, Ambulatory ECGs will take 10 – 15 mins to fit and the monitor will need to be returned to clinic at the end of the test.

When will I receive my results?

Your results will be analysed by a qualified ECG analyser and will be sent to your nominated GP in 3 working days. The results include a written report and graphics of your heart rate over a certain period.

 

STEP 1
Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP
  • A consultant or doctor
     

STEP 2
Make the choice whether to pay for the test yourself or go through your private medical insurance company. 


STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.


STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours. Our patient care team will call to book your appointment. 

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment. 
 

What happens during Blood Pressure Monitoring?

Your blood will be tested using a digital monitor and will be measured every 30 minutes over a period of up to 24 hours.

What happens after Blood Pressure Monitoring?

The pressure in the cuff is recorded at 2 points to give your blood pressure reading. Your blood pressure is reviewed and sent on to your healthcare specialist to give a diagnosis and organise any further treatment, if necessary.

When will I receive my results?

The results will be available 3 working days after your appointment which includes a full written report.

How can I book an appointment through Vista Health?

 

STEP 1
Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP
  • A consultant or doctor
     

STEP 2
Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company.


STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.


STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours. Our patient care team will call to book your appointment. 

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment. 

How does the DEXA scanner work?

When you have a DEXA scan, you will not need to go into a tunnel or have an injection.

Instead, you lie on your back on a flat, open X-ray table. You'll need to keep very still during the scan so the images are not blurred.

During the scan, a large scanning arm will be passed over your body to measure bone density in the centre of the skeleton.

As the scanning arm is moved slowly over your body, a narrow beam of low-dose X-rays will be passed through the part of your body being examined.

What does a DEXA scan show?

A DEXA scan measures the density of your bones and can help find out if you are at a higher risk of osteoporosis. The scan can also detect other potential bone disorders and conditions, such as osteopenia, brittle bone disease, and osteomalacia.

How long does a scan take?

The scan usually takes 10 to 20 minutes. You'll be able to go home after you have had it done.

Why may I need a DEXA scan?

  • Osteoporosis, or a family history of;
  • Fracture after a minor fall or injury
  • Early menopause or early hysterectomy
  • A family history of fractures
  • Low body mass index (BMI) < 21
  • Suffer from an eating disorder
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease)
  • Are on medication which may increase the risk of osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

Is the scan noisy?

The DEXA scan is unlike an MRI scan. The scan arm will move slowly over your body and is very quiet.

What happens after the DEXA scan?

The images will be reviewed and a report will be given to you on the same day or within one week depending on your location. The report will be sent to your healthcare specialist for diagnosis or further treatment.

When will I receive my results?

Depending on the location you attend, you will either receive your report on the same day of your scan or within one week.

How does a CT scan work?

A CT scanner uses a computer and X-Rays to create detailed images of the inside of your body. An X-Ray tube creates X-rays which are passed through your body and are collected by detectors on each side. The data is transferred to a computer which creates a 3D image of the body which is displayed on the screen.

What is the difference between a CT scan and an MRI scan?

CT scans and MRI scans are both used to record images of the body. A CT uses X-Rays whereas an MRI uses radio waves and magnets. Both CT and MRI are used to diagnose issues with body parts such as the brain, wrist, ankles and joints.

MRI is the best imaging modality for getting a detailed and in depth look at the majority of the body areas. MRI is widely used as the best and preferred option for neuro imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, study of soft tissue, ligaments. tendons, joint spaces, spinal cord, disc spaces and for many other body areas. CT scanning is the preferred choice of investigation for certain areas such as the chest where MRI has its own limitations.

What happens after the CT scan?

It is rare to experience any complications from CT scans; however, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to the medium contract injection. In this case, there is medication on hand to deal with the reaction immediately.

Your images and report are reviewed and sent on to your healthcare specialist to give a diagnosis and organise any further treatment, if necessary.

How do I book an Appointment with Vista Health?

STEP 1
Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP
  • A consultant or doctor
  • Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor 

STEP 2
Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company. 

STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.

STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours. Our patient care team will call to book your appointment. 

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment. 

How does a PET-CT scan work?

To begin the test, you will rest on a table that slides into a large tunnel-shaped scanner. The scan uses a glucose (sugar) solution which contains a very small amount of radioactive material. The scanner produces images allowing us to “see” damaged or cancerous cells.

Potential issues are detected where the glucose solution is absorbed (cancer cells often use more glucose than normal cells), and the rate at which a possible cancer is using the glucose.

What happens after the PET-CT scan?

The scan involves radioactive tracers, but the exposure to harmful radiation is minimal, and the substance is absorbed by the organs or tissues being examined. The procedure is painless and may vary in length, depending on the part of the body being evaluated. You may experience some mild discomfort if you are claustrophobic.
The PET-CT may be harmful if you are pregnant, have kidney disease or who have elevated creatinine levels from medications already being taken. Please notify a member of our team if any of these apply to you.

Throughout the process, our highly trained staff are on hand to answer any of your concerns or queries, so if you have a question at any point, just ask and they will be more than happy to help.

How long does a PET-CT test take?

A PET-CT test will take between 20 and 45 minutes depending on the reason for performing the test.

Why choose Vista Health?

We are a leading UK provider of private diagnostic services, providing:

  • Quick access with same day appointments
  • Reports in 3 working days
  • Outstanding patient care team
  • Competitive and affordable prices

How do I book a PET-CT scan with Vista Health?

STEP 1

Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP
  • A consultant or doctor
     

STEP 2

Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company. 

STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.

STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours.  Our patient care team will call to book your appointment. 

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment. 
 

What are the benefits of ear microsuction?

  • Excellent view of the ear
  • No ear drops required
  • No water flushed or ear irrigation
  • Safe for perforations

Is ear microsuction safe?

Microsuction is one of the safest treatments to clean the ear. 

The canal and ear wax are directly viewed with a microscope whilst it is being removed. This makes the procedure much safer and more relaxing treatment for the patient.

Do I need a referral from a GP?

For Ear Microsuction, you can refer yourself which means we do not require a referral from a medical clinician. 

What should I expect during an appointment?

You will be invited to the microsuction room, the audiologist/nurse will ask you to lie on the couch to have the procedure performed.  If you are a wheelchair user and would like to have performed whilst seated, we can still perform the procedure while you are in the wheelchair. The clinician will show you the equipment and explain the procedure to you.  The suction machine can be a bit noisy but tolerable and the procedure can take up to 10 minutes per ear or even shorter depending on ear wax texture, ear wax depth and ear canal size.

You should be able to resume to normal activities straight away, however if you feel dizzy you will be encouraged to sit in the department until it settles, the dizziness should resolve within a few minutes.

What is liver disease?

The liver is the largest organ of the body and is responsible for over 500 essential tasks which include filtering toxins from the blood before passing it along to the rest of your body.

With liver disease (also called hepatic disease), a person’s liver will be increasingly scarred — impairing the organ’s ability to do its job — potentially resulting in multiple organ failure.

Liver disease has multiple causes including including hereditary and auto-immune conditions.

The three most common types of liver disease are:

  1. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH); caused by unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle
  2. Alcoholic hepatitis; caused by excessive alcohol consumption
  3. Chronic hepatitis A, B and C; caused by viral infection

Other liver disease conditions can be genetic or inherited, such as haemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease or caused by immune system abnormalities, such as primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) and auto-immune hepatitis (AIH).

What is a LiverMultiScan?

LiverMultiScan uses multiparametric MRI to measure liver tissue characteristics.

It is carried out by a 3T MRI scanner. This allows us to identify liver disorders by measuring liver fat, iron and fibro-inflammation.

  • Safe, painless and non-invasive
  • Analysis of liver to assess heterogeneous  disease
  • Scans completed in 15 minutes
  • Reports provided in as little as two working days
  • Expert-led scans

What will happen during the scan?

When having your scan, the radiographer will help you to get into a comfortable position on the scanning bed and a coil (large plastic belt) will be strapped over your abdomen.

Headphones may be provided so that you can listen to music during your scan.

Once you are in a comfortable position, the radiographer will begin to move the scanner bed into the middle of the scanner.

You will be asked to lie still, breathe in and out or hold your breath for several seconds while your liver is scanned.

How long does a LiverMultiScan take?

A scan usually takes around 15 minutes.

When will I receive my results?

Your scan images will be processed by Perspectum’s clinical data analysts using LiverMultiScan software to produce a highly accurate, very visual, detailed report.

The report will be available within 3 working days and will be sent to your referring clinician.

How do I book up a LiverMultiScan with Vista Health?

STEP 1

Firstly, you must have a referral form or letter from a GP or clinician, including:

  • A GP
  • A consultant or doctor
  • Registered Physiotherapist, Osteopath or Chiropractor 

STEP 2

Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company. 

STEP 3
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email booking@vista-health.co.uk or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.

STEP 4
We will process your referral and our clinical team will review it within a few hours.  Our patient care team will call to book your appointment. 

Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment. 
 

 

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