Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Wirral can provide rapid access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging for all private and insured patients.

Whether your clinician believes an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerised tomography), X-ray or ultrasound would be most appropriate to support diagnosis – patients from the North West of England are able to take advantage of highly sophisticated technology within a comprehensive hospital setting.

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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Opening Times at our Radiology Department

We offer a flexible range of convenient appointments from early morning to late evening:

  • Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 9pm
  • Saturday: 8.30am - 1pm

Imaging at Spire Murrayfield Hospital Wirral

To make an appointment or to find out more information please call: 0151 929 5262.
For general enquiries, complete the form on the right-hand side of this page and our customer services team will respond to you directly.

You can bring in your referral form or post your referral form to The Radiology Department, Spire Murrayfield Hospital, Holmwood Drive, Thingwall, Wirral, CH61 1AU.

Please Note:
Before your appointment can be arranged you must obtain a referral from either your GP or specialist. 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.

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