Tests and scans at Spire Hartswood

Often the worst part about being ill or injured is not knowing what’s wrong and how quickly you’ll be able to return to the activities you enjoy. Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex can provide rapid access to some of the latest diagnostic imaging for all private and insured patients.

"From the start, I was met with nothing but help, kindness and consideration. It is so wonderful to be treated as a human being."
Jean came for a knee X-ray at The Hartwood

The range of scanning capabilities at Spire Hartswood Hospital ensure that any body or area or structure, bone, soft tissue, veins and blood vessels can be scanned to investigate and determine whether further treatment or investigation is necessary. Breast imaging is available in the form of mammography, MRI and ultrasound through a dedicated team of radiographers and radiologists.

As an integrated department within a private hospital, help is at hand should onward referral,
treatment, surgery or advice be required following the results of your scan.


This is a test for finding out how your bladder, sphincter (the muscle around the neck of your bladder) and the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the body) are working.  The test can help find out the cause for bladder problems such as incontinence, or difficulty in passing urine.

Click here for more about Spire's urodynamics assessments


Ultrasound Scan

private Ultrasound Scans
Click here for information about ultrasound scans at Spire Hartswood Hospital


A person may be referred for videofluoroscopy because they have difficulty swallowing. Videofluoroscopy is done under x-ray conditions and films the swallow as it happens.  It is usually completed in 10 to 15 minutes. Once the problem is identified, information on swallowing ability, advice and exercises to improve swallowing may be given by a speech and language therapist.

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Patient Testimonial

Jean Burchill - Knee X-ray
"From the start, I  was met with nothing but help, kindness and consideration. It is so wonderful to be treated as a human being."

Read Jean's letter about her experience with our team 

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