Private CT Scan
We offer CT scan services with reports from specialist consultants in 3 working days.
Having our own network of locations allows us to offer patients direct and immediate access to our own scanning centres.
We are devoted to making healthcare more affordable and accessible for everyone with a commitment to delivering the highest standards of patient care.
What is a CT scan?
A CT scanner is a ring-shaped device with X-ray tubes inside. The smallest abnormalities in your bones, lungs, and blood vessels can be detected by analysing a series of detailed images taken from various angles.
A CT scanner generates two-dimensional 2D images from several different angles as it passes through your body, while an X-ray takes pictures from one perspective. The 2D images can be stacked for your analysis to generate 3D images.
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.
Advantages of a CT Scan:
- A CT scan can help detect a tumour's size, location, and shape. This will enable the consultant to specify the correct cancer treatment.
- CT scans remove the need for exploratory surgeries, reducing patient stress and discomfort and saving valuable time.
In contrast to an MRI machine, a CT scanner does not encase your body in a tube. It revolves around your body in the form of a donut-shaped ring.
What happens during a CT scan?
During the scan, you will be positioned on a bed that moves through the scanner, while a ring rotates around a specific part of your body. You will be instructed to inhale, exhale, or hold your breath at different points in the scan.
A CT scanner is operated by a radiographer, a healthcare professional with specialised training in medical equipment such as X-Ray machines and MRI scanners. Your radiologist will interpret the results of the scans to assist in diagnosing your condition.
Prices from £395
Vista Health offers private CT scans in the UK in Central London, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Salford (Manchester).
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 3 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.
|Specialist CT scans||From £700|
*If contrast required, additional £125
*Additional parts are £100 each
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.
Frequently asked questions
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 neuroimaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and the study of soft tissue and ligaments. tendons, joint spaces, spinal cord, disc spaces and 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.
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 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.
Can I self refer for a CT scan?
Whilst a CT scan requires a clinical referral due to very low dose radiation exposure, if you think you need a CT scan we can arrange an appointment with one of our GPs who can then refer you for a CT if needed.
How do I arrange a GP appointment?
Simply click here or above to request a GP appointment to request your CT scan referral.
All GP appointments include a free follow-up consultation after your scan.
We understand that you may wish to discuss this with a family member or a friend before booking an appointment, so we have put together a printable CT scan summary sheet for your convenience.
If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
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 331 5779
Monday to Friday: 8am to 8pm
Saturday, Sunday: 8am to 1pm