If you’re a clinician, you’ll know the administrative struggles of referring your patients for medical imaging: an endless stream of paperwork, unanswered calls, and a lot of waiting time. Scan.com changes all of that, through our Clinician referral portal.
In just a few clicks, you can refer your patients for private scans with us, and we’ll take care of everything, from clinical due diligence and arranging appointments, to providing results reports.
At Scan.com, we’re making medical imaging accessible for clinicians and patients alike. Our market-leading diagnostic imaging platform makes it easy to find private MRI, CT and ultrasound scans, with a choice of over 150 scanning centres, quick online booking, and downloadable digital reports . We've streamlined the process from referral to results, with no GP visits, no waiting lists, and no hidden costs.
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Fill out a short form to provide the details of your patient
Select the modality and the body part to be scanned.
And that’s it!
Referral is sent to your patient to finish the booking
Our referral portal gives clinicians direct access to their own dedicated area of our platform. Once you’ve signed up, you can seamlessly refer your patients for self-pay diagnostic imaging services in three easy steps.
For every referral we receive, we provide a choice of price and location for your patients, referral vetting by our experienced clinical team, and speedy results available online. Within the portal, you can track the status of your patient’s order, and we’ll email you whenever there are any updates.
Complete your onboarding, and receive your unique portal login. It’s quick and easy, and our friendly team will guide you through the process.
Create a referral by providing details of your patient and the scan they need
We’ll email your patient to invite them to complete their booking on our platform
Our clinical team review the referral, and approve it as appropriate
Your patient’s appointment is confirmed by their selected centre, and they have their scan
We’ll email you and your patient once the results are in. You can also track the referral status and download reports from within the portal.
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Arrange a chat with Toby, our Head of Partnerships, for a personalised portal demo.
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If you have any questions about booking a scan with us, visit our FAQ guide.
Can’t see an answer to your question? Our friendly patient care team are happy to help.
In an AHP context, diagnostic scans are most commonly used for musculoskeletal (MSK) purposes. While MSK issues can normally be diagnosed through physical examination and assessment by an AHP, sometimes scans are required.
Common uses for scans within AHP and MSK contexts include:
The modality you should select for your patient depends on their symptoms, the body part being scanned, and whether the images need to be captured while the body is in motion, at rest, or within an urgent timeframe.
Don't worry if you're not completely certain of your modality or body part choice. Our expert GP's and radiologists review every referral to ensure your patient receives the most suitable scan for their needs.
While we believe medical imaging should be accessible, it is important to us that the scans we provide are medically justified. This is why Scan.com has a robust clinical due diligence procedure. Our team of clinicians, led by consultant radiologist Dr Khalid Latief (BMSc, MBChB, FRCP, FRCR), are here to review every referral. They'll ensure the selected scan will provide the required outcomes for the patient, recommend alternatives where necessary, and deliver the highest levels of patient care throughout. They can also assist in interpreting radiologist's reports, and can provide recommendations for onward care as required.
MRI scans are recommended for:
MRI scans are not recommended for:
Ultrasound scans are recommended for:
Ultrasound scans are not recommended for:
CT Scans are recommended for:
CT scans are not recommended for:
There are occasions where a physical examination is not comprehensive enough to identify or rule out certain disorders or abnormalities. Common conditions which can show up in scan results include:
Our expert clinicians assess every referral we receive. Based on the notes you provide, they will let you and your patient know if they feel a different scan may be better suited in each circumstance.
Once you've placed a referral via your link, there are three further steps that take place:
Scan.com offers your patients the freedom to choose a scanning centre at a convenient location near them, and compare a range of prices. The price they’ll pay depends on the location and individual scanning centre, and whether a contrast agent is required. MRI scans start from £305, ultrasound from £180, and CT from £360.
All imaging reports are generated by experienced radiologists, and are available to view online. The report will usually be emailed to you within 7 working days after your patient’s scan.
For the purposes of written content, Scan.com use these terms interchangeably. While we built our reputation through providing accessible diagnostic imaging, we offer a range of scans and imaging applications, which can be used in a variety of contexts. All scans are reported on by an experienced radiologist, and the results can feed into a range of patient pathways, from diagnostics to treatment and preventative measures
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