X-ray

At Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, we offer private X-rays to patients from Cambridge and East Anglia. You will need a doctor's referral from your GP or consultant and appointments are available five days a week.


What is an X-ray?

An X-ray is a quick and painless method used to diagnose many health conditions. The procedure involves exposing part of your body to a small dose of ionising radiation (X-rays).

X-rays can take images of any bone in the body and are also used to look at the heart, lungs and blood vessels.

X-rays travel through your body where they are absorbed at different levels by different tissues such as bones, muscles and organs. When the X-rays come out on the other side of your body they hit a photographic film and make a pattern of light and shade.

The images produced are black, white and grey. They are either stored on film or kept in a digital format and shown on a computer screen.

X-rays can be used to look at bones, joints and soft tissues. They can be used to check:

  • bones for fractures or infection
  • joints for damage or inflammation
  • soft tissues and organs for signs of disease

Having an X-ray

The radiographer will position you on a table in an X-ray room. They will then place a film holder or digital recording plate under the area that’s being X-rayed.

The radiographer will then walk behind a wall or into the next room to activate the X-ray machine. The whole procedure is painless and is usually completed within five to ten minutes.


Pay for private diagnostic tests and scans such as an X-ray with a one-off payment at Spire Healthcare
 

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How to contact us

    To make an appointment for a scan please call 01223 266955

    For self pay treatment enquiries please call 01223 266929

      For all other enquiries please call the hospital on 01223 266900

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      Scans and investigations


      Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital offers a broad range of tests, scans and investigations to help your GP or consultant make as accurate a diagnosis as possible. Our investigations include MRI, DEXA, CT, Mammogram and many more. Click here to read more

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