Private CT scans from InHealth
InHealth offer a comprehensive range of diagnostic scans, including private CT scans. InHealth's specialist trained staff deliver outstanding patient care from their
InHealth's scanning centres provide diagnostic
procedures in hospitals and community health centres at over 80
locations across the country in addition to a fleet of mobile scanners
and testing facilities.
Why choose InHealth for private CT scans?
InHealth are committed to providing services to enable patients to receive
faster and easier access to the medical tests they need. They have
friendly and efficient teams of staff in hospitals and clinics
throughout the UK, and can arrange for you to have one of their
comprehensive range of tests within just a few days. As a selected
partner of the NHS, and with over 500,000 scans carried out by them each
year, you can be assured that their service is of the highest quality.
Whether you’re an NHS or private patient, you can ask your GP or
Consultant to refer you for a CT scan at InHealth. Some
services are also available on a self-referral
CT scans offered by InHealth
A CT (Computerised Tomography) scan
is a specialised X-Ray
examination, which gives clear images of the inside of your body. CT is
excellent in showing soft tissue, air, fluid, bone, vessels and all
other internal structures of the body, allowing your doctor to identify
any problems. New technology allows CT to be painless, stress free and
very fast: often it is possible to scan neck to pelvis in one breath hold.
Some CT scans use a 'contrast agent' (a dye containing iodine) which
can be a drink or injection - this is used to enhance the image and give
a clear view of your condition.
Frequently asked questions about CT scans
I am claustrophobic - might the CT scanner cause me a problem?
As the scanner is open plan and the imaging time very short, claustrophobia is rarely a problem.
What is the radiation dose from a CT Scan?
Following guidelines set out in the Ionising Radiation (Medical
Exposure) Regulations (IRMER) 2000, exposure to ionising radiation
should be kept to a minimum whenever possible. In all cases, the
clinician who refers you for a CT scan will ensure that the benefits
provided by the information in the examination outweigh the risks
associated with the radiation dose.
How long does the CT Scan take?
The actual scanning itself depends on the type of scan, but can be as
short as a breath hold, from 5-10 seconds. The total length of a CT
scan procedure can be between approximately 20 minutes to an hour,
depending upon the type of examination, the preparation and
Arranging a private CT scan with InHealth
For most of InHealth's services, your doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath or other medical professional needs to complete the referral
form on your behalf – please contact your doctor to discuss
your referral. InHealth's website allows you to learn more about self-referrals
and learn more about payment options for private patients
Payment options: If you are not accessing InHealth's CT scans through the NHS, there are two ways of covering the cost.
- Private medical insurance - you will need to contact your insurer to check that they will cover the cost of the test.
- Paying for your test yourself - you will be asked to make a payment at the time of booking your appointment.
For more information on either of these options, please download InHealth's leaflet about payment options for private patients.
Useful information about InHealth CT scans
After your CT scan appointment
The doctor or medical specialist who referred you will be sent the CT report. You should
telephone to confirm that they have received your report before
arranging an appointment, unless the doctor or specialist has made different
arrangements with you. InHealth will contact you if they need to carry out
further investigations. The radiographer at your appointment cannot give
you the results of your test.
Where can I get a private CT scan?
InHealth offer private CT scans in locations all over the country. Please visit the locate a centre
page on their website.
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