BMI Healthcare provides an extensive range of diagonostic imaging serives, including CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound scans and x-ray scans. Diagnostic imaging is performed at BMI Healthcare hospitals in the UK and will be carried out by specialist radiographers.
BMI Healthcare is the acute private hospital division of General Healthcare Group. It is the largest independent provider of private health care in the UK, committed to providing a consistent, high quality service to local communities.
Why choose BMI Healthcare for diagnostic imaging?
BMI Healthcare has built up a reputation for providing excellent medical and surgical facilities, supported by state-of-the-art equipment and a high standard of nursing care, within pleasant and comfortable surroundings. BMI Healthcare deals with over 250,000 inpatient and 1,000,000 outpatient visits each year, and nearly half the procedures undertaken being of a major or complex nature. In patient satisfaction surveys, 98.5% of patients said they would recommend BMI. Read more about BMI Healthcare hospitals.
Private CT scans
A CT scan is a special type of X-ray test which takes pictures of cross sections or slices of organs and structures in the body. Each scan or slice when put together, form a 3-D picture of the body. A CT scan offers detailed views of different tissue types including lungs, bones, soft tissues and blood vessels. CT scans are commonly performed on the head and abdomen. The scan involves exposure to radiation in the form of X-rays, but the level of radiation used is kept to a minimum. Find your nearest BMI Hospital offering CT scans.
Private MRI scans
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed, usually 2-D images of the inside of your body. MRI scans can show muscles, joints, bone marrow, blood vessels, nerves and other structures within your body and are commonly used to examine the brain, spine, abdomen and pelvis. Find your nearest BMI Hospital offering MRI scans.
Private ultrasound scans
An ultrasound scan uses high frequency wave sounds to create an image of an organ in the body. Ultrasound is very high frequency sound that cannot be heard by the human ear, but can be detected using a machine called an ultrasound scanner. It can be used to look at all soft tissue structures and blood vessels. Find your nearest BMI Hospital offering ultrasound scans.
X-ray is an imaging technique that is used to show up abnormalities that cannot be seen from outside the body, such as broken bones (fractures) or shadows on the lungs. X-rays usually use low amounts of radiation, so the risk to your health is very small. Find your nearest BMI Hospital offering x-ray scans.
Other scanning services offered in the UK
Diagnostic imaging costs
For an indicative cost for a diagnostic imaging please call 0800 656 9606 or you can get a quote for a scan via the BMI Healthcare website.
You can also finance the cost of your health care using the BMI Card. The BMI Card is a unique credit card that allows you to spread the cost of health care, allowing you or your family to benefit from treatment at your chosen BMI hospital at a time convenient to you. Find out about financing health care with BMI Healthcare.
BMI National Enquiry Centre
Unit1, Cameron Court
Tel: 0800 656 9606
Fax: 0141 882 6326
Web site: www.bmihealthcare.co.uk
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