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Scans and investigations

Our range of scans and investigations can shed light on your health.

Modern technology allows doctors to see inside your body in a way previously only possible through surgery. Alongside more familiar tools such as X-rays and blood tests, advanced equipment such as our MRI and CT scanners can help your doctor identify and monitor a variety of conditions.

ECG monitoring or event recorder - 24/48 hour

Tracks your heart's electrical activity and rhythm over a period of time.

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Back pain investigations (discography)

Confirm whether a damaged disc in your back is causing you pain.

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Barium enema

A liquid that coats the large bowel, so it can be seen on an X-ray.

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Barium swallow and barium meal

A procedure that allows doctors to view difficult to see gut problems.

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Bladder investigations (cystoscopy)

A long thin tube looks inside your bladder to check for problems.

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Bone density scan for osteoporosis

A painless and simple type of X-ray to measure bone loss.

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Breast lump investigation

Though 90% of lumps are benign, it’s vital to get them checked.

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Cardiac CT scan (heart CT)

Checks your heart using a CT scanner to investigate cardiac conditions.

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Cardiac MRI scan (heart MRI)

Detailed pictures of your heart using magnetic resonance imaging.

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Cardiomemo recording

Non-invasive way of monitoring your heart with a specialist device.

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Contrast echocardiogram

A type of scan using sound waves to diagnose any heart problems.

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CT scan

Specialised X-rays to look for signs of inflammation, disease or cancer.

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Measures the electrical activity of your heart to detect abnormalities.

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Exercise ECG

Measures your blood pressure and heart’s response to exercise.

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Flexible sigmoidoscopy

An investigation of your rectum and the lower part of the bowel.

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Kidney X-ray (retrograde pyelogram)

Investigates how your urinary system is working.

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Mammogram (mammography)

Low dose X-ray vital to helping detect breast cancer in its early stages.

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MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging scan)

Multi-dimensional scans to investigate many types of different conditions.

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Stress electrocardiogram

Tests how your heart reacts when you’re physically exerting yourself.

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Ultrasound scan

Examines internal organs and blood flow to diagnose or monitor conditions.

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Urodynamics

A test to help investigate bladder problems.

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Virtual colonoscopy

Check for growths in the colon using X-rays and computer imagery.

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X-ray

Investigates and diagnoses a variety of health conditions.

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Are scans and investigations for you?

Information is power when it comes to healthcare. Scans and investigations help your GP or consultant confirm a diagnosis, monitor a particular condition or give you peace of mind. This means you can begin or change treatment at the right time. If you’re feeling run-down or you have a family history of a genetic condition, tests can also offer reassurance or provide an early warning of health problems. Having the information is the first step towards reclaiming control of your health. Advances in technology and medical research mean that the number of scans and investigations that help keep you healthy or diagnose disease is growing all the time.


Why choose Spire for your scans and investigations?

We're always investing in our equipment and facilities. Whether you’re insured or paying for yourself you can get quick access to some of the latest, next generation diagnostic equipment and scanners by booking with Spire.

You can choose which of our immaculate hospitals to visit at a time convenient to you – and with no waiting. After your test we’ll send the results to your doctor straight away. We're proud to have been recognised for achieving excellence in patient care, staff training, nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.

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