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Cardiff Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Care

Clinical Excellence | Education | Research

Diagnostic Imaging

  • 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 Cardiff Hospital 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 all over Wales are able to take advantage of highly sophisticated technology within a comprehensive hospital setting.

    Our Radiology Department is staffed by highly experienced professionals who will provide you with a quality, efficient and caring service. The information below tells you about some of the examinations we can provide for you and your family. It also explains how to access our service and receive your consultant report.

    Accessing our diagnostic imaging services

    We require a signed referral usually from your consultant, physiotherapists, chiropractors or osteopath etc. This can be posted or faxed to the radiology department, who will then contact you directly to arrange a mutually convenient time for you to attend.

    Self-funding & insured patients

    At Spire Cardiff Hospital you can be treated even if you don’t have private medical insurance. With a fixed price agreed in advance you can pay for one-off private treatment when you need it.

    How to access our imaging services
  • Diagnostic services to support our Orthopaedic Centre of Excellence

    • MRI & CT scans 
    • X-rays 
    • Ultrasound


    At your consultation your consultant may suggest you have further tests to enable him/her to fully diagnose your condition. This can usually be arranged the same day however, this will be fully discussed with you.

    Benefits of our diagnostic imaging services

    • Little or no waiting times
    • Convenient appointments
    • Speedy consultant generated reports
    • Professional staff
    • The latest technology
    • Pleasant surroundings
    Benefits we can offer you

Our state of the art MRI scanner at Spire Cardiff Hospital

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