X-Ray Scans

X-Ray Scans

We’ve made it easier than ever to book a private X-Ray scan near you. By partnering with over 150 scanning centres across the UK, we’re able to show you every available option - from prices to locations to services - to help you make the best decision for you.

Private X-Ray Scans

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Book a consultation call with our clinicians for expert advice. It costs just £50, and you'll get your money back as a discount off any recommended scans.

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What are X-Ray scans used for?

X-Ray scans are used to investigate medical conditions and symptoms, including chest pain, broken bones, fractures, tumours and more.

Broken bones and fractures

X-Rays are commonly used to identify bone fractures and breaks, including inside or around the joints, and joint dislocation.

Identifying tumours

Non-cancerous (benign) and cancerous (malignant) tumours of the bones can be spotted in X-Ray images. Mammograms are a type of X-Ray used to identify breast cancer.

Organs and soft tissue scans

X-Rays can be used to identify lung cancer, pneumonia, heart failure, causes of swallowing problems, or digestive tract issues.

Guidance during procedures

Sometimes, X-Ray imaging is used to guide surgery, insertion of a catheter, or even injections of certain medications into the joints.

What are X-Ray scans?

An X-Ray is a type of imaging test most commonly used to produce images of the bones, joints, teeth and some soft tissues and internal organs, such as the lungs.

X-Ray radiation, a type of ionising radiation, is involved in this type of examination. It is a low dose with a very low risk. Your healthcare professional will inform you of any potential risks and ensure the scan is safe for you to undergo.

What does an X-Ray machine look like?

An X ray tube contains what looks like a large light bulb. It is usually attached to a moveable arm, so that it can be aimed at the part of your body being scanned. You might be asked to sit or lie on an X-Ray table, or stand up against an upright panel with a flat surface, which is common for a chest X-Ray.

X-Ray images are 2D, which means you may need to have multiple images taken at different angles to create an accurate picture, depending on the part of your body being scanned.

How do I prepare for an X-Ray procedure?

X-Ray examinations are fast and painless. You can usually take medication, eat, and drink as usual beforehand, unless you're having a specialist type of X-Ray, such as a scan with barium contrast agent to create images of the digestive tract.

You might be asked to change into a hospital gown to prevent your clothing from obstructing the images, especially clothes with metallic or plastic parts like zips or fastenings. You may also be asked to remove jewellery, belts and watches.

You might also need to complete medical history and consent forms at your scanning centre.

How long does it take to get private X-Ray results?

You may be required to wait weeks for an NHS GP appointment and referral letter, and a further 14 days for results. With, you complete your own referral form in just a few minutes, which is reviewed by a private GP, radiologist or qualified clinician. They'll call you to check your details and ensure the scan is correct for your needs.

After the scan, your private X-Rays are reviewed by a radiologist who writes a report. They'll send your results to our clinical team, who will contact you with the results and any next steps, usually within 7 working days of your scan.

X-Ray Scan Costs

When you book a private X-Ray with, you'll receive a full, end-to-end package of care, starting from just £95.

Our scan costs vary depending on the pricing set by the individual scanning centres.


Private X-Ray Scan

Starting from £95

Quick and easy referral process, with support from a dedicated expert clinician

Your X-Ray scan, at a selected location near you

Digital access to your radiologist's report, and the option to request copies of your images as required.

If there are any next steps or adverse findings, our expert clinicians will provide a post-scan phone consultation to explain your scan results

How it works

  1. 01 Booking and referral

    Select a scan type and convenient location, and make payment to secure your booking. Within 2 days, you'll receive a phone consultation with an expert clinician, who will ask you about your symptoms, and complete your scan referral.

  2. 02 Scan confirmation

    After referral, your chosen scanning site will call you to offer a choice of appointment times. Some of our sites allow appointment pre-selection at the point of booking. If you've already selected a time, we'll email to confirm it at this stage.

  3. 03 Have your scan

    The expert radiographers, sonographers and patient care staff at your selected partner centre will answer any queries and complete your scan. After your scan, the images will be prepared and sent to a highly qualified radiologist for reporting.

  4. 04 Receive your results

    Our clinicians will receive your report, and email a copy to you. You can also request copies of your images if needed for onward care. If any abnormalities are found, our clinicians will contact you to discuss your results and next steps.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions about booking an X-Ray scan with us, visit our FAQ guide.

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Dedicated Care

By a team of experienced clinicians

Meet our team of expert radiologists, osteopaths, physiotherapists and general practitioners. They're here to provide the highest standards of care throughout your scanning journey.

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Scanning Locations

Our growing network of 150+ scanning sites includes multiple X-Ray clinics, including:

Other scanning services

We're the UK's largest diagnostic imaging provider, and we offer a wide range of scan types to suit your needs.