Private CT scans from InHealth
With a wide choice of 80 locations across the UK, InHealth
offer patients an extensive range of diagnostic imaging services. InHealth have
teams of friendly, dedicated staff across their hospitals and clinics, who will
organise your test within a few days of your referral.
Why choose InHealth for private CT scans?
Committed to providing their patients with an efficient and
professional service, InHealth provides you with quicker and easier access
to the medical tests and scans that you require. With access to state of the
art facilities, InHealth receive referrals from NHS and private patients and
have a first-rate patient satisfaction record which only further demonstrates
their hard work and dedication to their patient’s needs.
CT scans offered by InHealth
A CT scan is a scan that takes X-ray images which a computer
then puts together. The scan is painless and can take pictures of your body
from different angles, allowing doctors to see more detailed images of the
parts of the body being scanned.
CT scans are usually fast and stress free and
can take between five seconds, up to an hour depending on the scan being
performed. Sometimes, you might be asked to take a contrast agent which can
either be drunk or injected. This provides the doctor with an enhanced image to
give a clearer picture of your condition.
Patients often have questions about their scans and what to
expect. Some people are worried about claustrophobia, however a CT scanner is
open plan and the scan can be performed quickly, so you do not need to worry.
Additionally, people worry about the radiation that they will be exposed to.
InHealth follows the guidelines that have been set out by the Ionising
Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) 2000, and keeps the radiation
levels to the minimum where possible.
You will only be referred by clinician if the benefits of having the
scan to identify your problem outweigh the risks of being exposed to the
Arranging a private CT scan with InHealth
There are two types of ways to pay if you are not accessing
the InHealth CT scans through the NHS:
- If you have medical insurance, it is
essential to call your insurer to make sure that they will cover the cost of
your scan beforehand.
- If you are paying for the scan yourself and book an appointment,
you will need to make a payment at the time of booking.
For patients who are self-paying, you will need to have a
referral form completed from your doctor or other health professional on your
You can find out more information about self-referrals and payment
options for private patients on the InHealth website. As well as, what to do
before your CT scan appointment and what happens during your appointment.
After your CT scan
Once you have been for your CT scan, the doctor or medical
professional will be sent your CT report. You can call to confirm that they
have received your report before you arrange an appointment with your doctor.
InHealth will contact you if further test or investigations are required. The
radiographer is not able to give you the result at your test.
Where can I get a private CT scan?
With locations across the country, InHealth allows you to
choose to locate a centre on their website.
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