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.
X-Ray scans are used to investigate medical conditions and symptoms, including chest pain, broken bones, fractures, tumours and more.
X-Rays are commonly used to identify bone fractures and breaks, including inside or around the joints, and joint dislocation.
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.
X-Rays can be used to identify lung cancer, pneumonia, heart failure, causes of swallowing problems, or digestive tract issues.
Sometimes, X-Ray imaging is used to guide surgery, insertion of a catheter, or even injections of certain medications into the joints.
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.
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.
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.
You may be required to wait weeks for an NHS GP appointment and referral letter, and a further 14 days for results. With Scan.com, 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.
When you book a private X-Ray with Scan.com, 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have any questions about booking an X-Ray scan with us, visit our FAQ guide.
Can't see an answer to your question? Our friendly patient care team are happy to help.
A key benefit of booking with Scan.com is that you do not need a GP referral to access our services. There is also no self-referral process. Instead, our in-house medical team will contact you once you have booked and made payment for your scan. Our clinicians will ask you for all of the relevant information they need to compile a referral on your behalf, which is then passed on to your chosen scanning site.
Once you have had your scan, your radiologist’s report will be emailed to you in PDF format, usually within 7 working days.
Digital copies of your images are also available as required for onward care. The method for accessing the images differs depending on your chosen scanning site.
Some sites use IEP(Image Exchange Portal), while others require an image request form to be completed. Please refer to your results email for further information.
During an X-Ray you may be concerned about the dose of ionising radiation involved and the risks of developing cancer as a result. However, it is an in - the amount of radiation from one X-Ray is equivalent to the same as ten days of natural radiation you'd experience as part of your daily life. CT scans use 70 times as much radiation as standard x-rays and they are still a commonly used medical technique with low risk.
Yes, we do offer cancellations and refunds, though depending on the status of your booking this may incur a £50 cancellation fee. For more information, visit our terms and conditions.
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.
Dr. Khalid Latief
BMSc, MBChB, FRCP, FRCR
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