The Radiology department at Spire Roding Hospital offers the very latest in scanning technology to private patients from Essex, East London and the surrounding area. Xrays are available to patients in our clean and comfortable hospital on both an appointment and 'walk-in' basis.

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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The benefits of private scans, tests and investigations at Spire Roding Hospital

You can expect:

  • High levels of comfort and safety
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Competitive pricing
  • Highly skilled and supportive staff
  • Easy access with free car parking

All tests are performed by experienced technicians using equipment of the highest quality. You will be cared for in a clean and comfortable hospital environment.

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Call 020 8709 7856 for an appointment

You can call our friendly team for an appointment, a guide price or more information about any of our diagnostic procedures. Alternatively, enquire online.

Convenient appointment times

Appointments for all of our diagnostic services can be made quickly and a time convenient for you. Many of our scans and tests are available 6 days a week.

  • MRI

Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 6.00pm (8.00pm on Weds)      

  • CT

Mon - Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm

  • X-ray

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 8.30pm  Sat: 8.30am - 1.30pm   

  • Mammogram 

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 4.00pm (a later service is available Weds & Fri)

  • Ultrasound

Mon - Sat: depending on type of scan required

  • Fluoroscopy

Mon - Fri: depending on type of scan required

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