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If you have private health insurance then this may cover the cost of your tests, but even without health insurance, toucan choose to pay to have X-rays or scans carried out privately through ‘self-pay’, in order to get the tests you need quickly and at a convenient time. If the test has already been recommended by a GP or the type of investigation you need is straightforward, then we may be able to arrange this following a phone or email consultation, but this is not guaranteed and the GP or nurse practitioner may advise that you do need to be seen first.
If a GP has not already recommended this investigation then you will almost certainly need to come to a SameDayDoctor clinic for assessment by one of our experienced private GP's or nurse practitioners to ensure the most appropriate test is carried out. All prices of X-rays and scans are dependent on the location and imaging center.
With waiting and changing times the appointment usually lasts about 20 minutes. Enjoy fast access to appointments and relax within our calming, unique and quality clinical environment while being cared for by our experienced and fully-trained Radiographers.
Qualifications Much, Medici, MD, FRS (Tr & North), FFT Ed The images are then used to show bone and some soft tissue in an area specified by a healthcare professional.
Once the Radiographer is happy with the technical outcome of the images the examination will be over, and you will be able to leave the department. Once the examination is complete you will be able to leave the department and undertake your normal activities.
A Consultant Radiologist will report on your X -rays and the results will be sent to the referrer (doctor or other healthcare professional, who requested the examination). You will need to make an appointment with the referrer (doctor or healthcare professional) to receive your results.
Female patients who are, or might be pregnant, should tell the Radiographer who will decide if special precautions need to be taken. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to.
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These images are used to examine your bones and joints, as well as sometimes helping to detect different health conditions. The scans are carried out by radiographers (health professionals trained to perform imaging techniques).
Depending on which part of your body is being scanned, you may wish to wear appropriate clothing that’s easy to remove. It’s important that you feel fully informed, so you’re happy to go ahead with the procedure.
Before you go home, ask your radiographer when toucan expect to get your results. You may be able to ask for a copy of your images on a disc or have them sent to another hospital electronically.
If you haven’t heard anything after a couple of weeks, contact the doctor who arranged the test. We're exposed to natural background radiation in the atmosphere all the time.
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