Private CT Scan
Vista Health offer CT scans with reports from specialist consultants in two working days. A CT (computerised tomography) is a painless, non-invasive procedure which uses specialised X-ray equipment to scan for inflammation, disease, cancer or other health conditions.
What is a CT scan?
A CT scan is great for viewing parts of the body difficult to reach with other procedures. These scans can view:
- Internal organs
- Soft tissue
- Blood vessels
They work effectively by sending out multiple beams of X-rays at different angles, giving a clear picture of the scanned area. Depending on the reason for the scan, it will take between 15 minutes and 1 hour.
Prices from £295
Vista Health offers private CT scans at 3 separate locations within the UK. Our competitive prices are based on the location of your scan.
When you visit Vista Health, we will provide a high-quality CT service by our highly qualified team giving the assurance and diagnosis that you need.
The diagnosis is always included in the price and your report will be completed by a specialist consultant radiologist, and returned to your referrer or GP within 2 working days from your scan time.
Your price will always be clearly explained before you book. At Vista Health we make it our mission to guide you through every stage of your health journey.
Price on request
*If contrast required, additional £125
CT SCAN LOCATIONS
Convenient locations across the UK
Vista Health is a leading UK healthcare specialist provider specialising in diagnostic services for the private healthcare market. Helping clinicians and patients to start the health journey sooner.
Why would you need a CT scan?
Identify bone and muscle disorders including fractures and tumors, cancer and stroke.
Advise further treatment
CT scans can help determine the shape, location, and size of tumors before radiotherapy and guide procedures such as surgery and biopsy.
Examine the size of tumors throughout and after cancer treatment and monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment.
To check how well treatment is functioning.
Private CT Scan FAQs
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 a CT scan with Vista Health?
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
Make the choice whether to pay for the scan yourself or go through your private medical insurance company.
Send the referral to our patient care team using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your referring clinician to fill out a referral on our Referrer Portal https://www.vista-health.co.uk/login.
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.
Interested in a CT scan?
Please contact us via the form below, or alternatively call us and speak directly to one of our experienced staff. We are here to help.
For directions to our Vista Health locations, please visit the locations page.
Patient care addressVista Health
Patient Referral Centre
Tel: 0333 200 2064
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 1pm