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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 changes to your heart's electrical activity and rhythm over a period…

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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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Blood pressure test

Measuring the pressure inside your arteries as your heart pumps blood.

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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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Bronchoscopy

A test to diagnose lung disease using an endoscope.

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Cancer tests

For peace of mind or to get you the right treatment you need, fast.

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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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Cholesterol level test

Check your level of risk in developing a range of health problems.

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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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Hormone test

A blood test to check for potential hormone imbalances.

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Kidney X-ray (retrograde pyelogram)

Investigates how your urinary system is working.

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Liver and kidney test

Checks the health of these vital organs.

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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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Nerve conduction studies and Electromyography (EMG)

Helps diagnose the reason why you might be experiencing numbness.

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Nuchal scanning

Non-invasive test of an unborn baby for Down’s syndrome.

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Stress electrocardiogram

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

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Thyroid test

Determines if you have an underactive or overactive thyroid.

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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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Bupa health assessments

Hello health assessment. Hello healthy me.

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Our radiologists

Meet our expert team of imaging consultants

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Do you need a test, scan or investigation?

Scans and investigations help your GP or consultant confirm a diagnosis, monitor a particular condition or give you peace of mind. Knowing what’s going on inside your body puts you in control of your healthcare and can help you get treatment or make lifestyle changes at the right time.

We offer a comprehensive range of tests and investigations to diagnose allergic reactions, tests for vitamin deficiency, and cancer tests to help diagnosis and treatment. 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 Leicester for your scans and investigations?

Whether you’re insured or paying for yourself you can book your tests or investigations at a time convenient to you. You will need a referral from your doctor or consultant detailing the tests or investigations required. Once you have had your test or investigation we will send the results to your doctor or consultant without delay.

Spire Healthcare have won many awards for the quality of care given and we think our patients here at the hospital agree - in our patient satisfaction survey for 2016, 97% of patients told us the overall quality of their care was 'Good, Very good or Excellent'.