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A CT scan can produce a detailed, cross-section image of the structures inside the body, identifying even the tiniest abnormalities in internal organs, blood vessels and bones.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 30th March 2022

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Our CT scans are reported by accredited professional consultant radiologists, which ensure that you receive the highest level of care every time.

As NHS waiting times for CT scans can be variable, it is sometimes more convenient to choose an appointment privately. With our hospital just a short car trip from Manchester and Liverpool, Fairfield Independent Hospital can make for a convenient alternative to other institutions in the North West.

Sometimes known as a CAT scan, these procedures can help diagnose conditions such as damaged bones or injuries to internal organs. They are also invaluable tools in the location and assessment of tumours.

It is advisable to wear loose fitting clothes when you arrive for your scan. One of our CT Radiographers will be able to talk to you throughout the procedure through the use of an intercom. You will be asked to lie on your back for around 5-20 minutes and to stay very still – you may be asked to breathe in or out on command. Unlike an MRI scan, you are not completely surrounded by the scanner continually. Instead, a ring rotates around you as you pass through it.

Once our computers have processed your images, our Consultant Radiologists will be able to study them. Your report may take a little time, so it is unlikely that you will receive your results immediately after the procedure. We aim to turn around all reports within a week.

We offer direct access to private CT Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you do have private medical insurance, most diagnostic scans are covered, however, it is important that you contact your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Private CT scan prices

We offer competitive self-pay prices for all our CT scans.

How much is a Private CT Scan?

The cost of a CT scan ranges from £450 to £600 per scan.

Private CT scans are priced per area to make things simpler:

  • 1 area – £450
  • 2 Areas – £600
  • Addition of Contrast – extra £75

What are typical CT scan examinations?

  • Abdomen
  • Chest
  • Head

For some examinations, there is an additional charge of using contrast, sometimes this is only identified on the day. Any associated costs will be made clear to you before you proceed with any scans or tests.

We will need a referral from your GP or appropriate clinician before booking your CT scan.

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