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Scans and investigations

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

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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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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 health risk assessment

A DNA test if you're worried about the risk of breast cancer.

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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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Bupa health assessments

Hello health assessment. Hello healthy me.

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Capsule endoscopy (pillcam)

Swallow a pill-sized camera to investigate your small bowel.

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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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Chronic fatigue investigation and treatment

Fatigue can be a disabling and frustrating symptom.

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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 monitoring or event recorder

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

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ED-1000 for erectile dysfunction

Uses shockwaves to stimulate blood flow to the penis.

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Electrocardiogram

Measures the electrical activity of your heart to detect abnormalities.

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Endoscopic ultrasound

Can help to determine the causes of upper abdominal pain.

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Exercise electrocardiogram

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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Fibroscan

A simple, non-invasive scan, to check the liver for signs of fibrosis.

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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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Neck lumps

Finding a lump in the neck can cause considerable anxiety.

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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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Oesophageal manometry

Measure the strength and function of your oesophagus.

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pH studies/24 hour impedance

This test is helpful both to confirm the impression of gastric reflux.

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Pregnancy scans

Scans to monitor the development of your baby.

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Sleep apnoea test

If you have trouble breathing when asleep, causing tiredness, you may have …

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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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Transoesophageal echocardiogram

An alternative way to perform an echocardiogram.

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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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Visa medical service - Australia

A medical examination if you're planning to live permanently in Australia.

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Visa medical service - Canada

A medical examination if you're planning to move to Canada permanently.

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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 rule one out. 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 have won many awards for the quality of our healthcare and have received high satisfaction ratings from our patients.

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