Private X-ray Scan
X-rays, or radiographs, are the most common and widely available diagnostic imaging techniques. They can detect certain kinds of injury, disease, and abnormal bone spurs and growths.
We offer fast access to X-ray examinations with reports from expert Radiologists within 3 working days. An X-ray is a quick and painless diagnostic test to take pictures of the inside of your body.
What is an X-ray scan?
An X-ray is a quick procedure used to produce images of the inside of the body and is an effective way to identify joint problems.
The test exposes your body to a small dose of radiation to take images of bones, blood vessels, heart or lungs.
All our scans are carried out by experienced Radiographers, to ensure you receive the highest level of care.
You may need an X-ray if you suspect a bone is broken, fractured, or infected. X-rays can be used to check for joint damage or inflammation, and signs of disease in your soft tissue and organs.
How does an X-ray work?
A beam of ionising radiation known as an X-ray is directed into the area being examined by an X-ray machine. Each type of tissue or organ in your body reacts differently to the X-rays as they go through it. This information is seen as shaded regions with a range of black to white on the X-ray image.
To undergo an X-ray, you will be positioned either sitting, lying down on a flat table, or standing against a flat surface. This allows the healthcare team to accurately align the specific body part that requires imaging with the X-ray machine. A radiographer with specialised training in conducting X-rays will operate the machine while positioned behind a protective screen.
Price only £99
Vista Health offer competitive prices for X-ray scans, costing from only £99 per body part. We can also offer Orbital X-rays available at the same price.
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.
Orbital X-ray also available at £99.
Convenient locations in London and 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 an X-ray?
X-rays are used to examine the bones and joints of the body. X-rays are used to diagnose some of the problems shown below:
Fractured or broken bones
X-rays are an effective way of evaluating the lungs, heart and chest wall. A scan can identify breathing problems, a persistent cough, chest pain, an injury or fever.
Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine. It can affect people of any age, from babies to adults. A scan can determine the severity and corrective treatment needed.
Heart and lung disease
X-rays can identify heart failure, infection, and lung issues such as pneumonia and lung cancer. They can also reveal chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
Frequently asked questions
If you have any questions then please do contact our friendly and knowledgeable Patient Care team on 0333 242 6887 or have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions below to answer any concerns you may have about having an X-ray with Vista Health.
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 do I book an X-ray through 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 X-Ray 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 you to book your appointment.
Please note: For self-paying patients, payment is due upon booking the appointment.
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.
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 X-Ray summary sheet for your convenience.
If you do not have Adobe PDF reader installed then you can download it here.
Interested in an X-ray?
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.
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