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.

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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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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Ultrasound scan

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

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Virtual colonoscopy

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

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Investigates and diagnoses a variety of health conditions.

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How do I book a scan?

To book an appointment please call our imaging department on 01273 828 088. Please note, we first require a referral from either a consultant or GP with the request before booking any scans. If you are insured, make sure to contact your insurers beforehand to make sure you are covered. If you are self-funding our team will be able to quote a price for the scan.

What imaging facilities are on-site?

The Montefiore Hospital’s imaging facilities include; MRI scanning, CT scanning, ultrasound scanning, x-ray, and mammography. To find out more about these facilities, view one of the treatment pages above or contact our imaging department on 01273 828 088.