X-rays and scans

Our range of X-rays and scans 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.

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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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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CT scan

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

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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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A test to help investigate bladder problems.

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Investigates and diagnoses a variety of health conditions.

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Why choose Spire Manchester Hospital for your x-rays and scans?

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 us.

From our state-of-the-art MRI scanner, to our first in the UK Siemens Somatom CT scanner, which is the fastest and lowest dose scanner on the market, at Spire Manchester Hospital we're always investing in our equipment and facilities. Our 1.5T wide-bore MRI scanner improves the patient experience with a more spacious environment, quiet technology, mood lighting and the option for patients to listen to their choice of music.

After your x-ray or scan we’ll send the results to your consultant or referring doctor straight away.

Do you need an x-ray or scan?

X-rays and scans can help your consultant or GP confirm a diagnosis, monitor a particular condition or give you peace of mind. Having the information can be the first step towards treatment and the road to recovery. Advances in technology and medical research mean that the quality of x-rays and scans that help diagnose conditions or injuries is improving all the time.

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