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Private X-Ray Scan

An X-Ray is a diagnostic procedure used to identify joint problems. It can also be used to show changes in tissues and organs such as the breast and lungs.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 26th April 2023

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Our X-Ray scans are reported by Consultant Radiologists, which ensures that you receive the highest level of care every time.

As NHS waiting times for X-Ray scans can be variable, it is sometimes more convenient to choose an appointment privately.

We offer direct access to private X-Ray 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 X-Ray prices

How much does a private x-ray scan cost?

Private X-Ray scans are priced per area to make things simpler.

  • 1 area – £140
  • 2 Areas – £200
  • Both Areas (e.g. Wrists) – £200
  • We also offer competitive self-pay prices for all our X-Ray scans.

We will need a referral from your GP or appropriate clinician before booking your X-Ray scan.


Q. What is the difference between a private X-Ray Scan and an X-Ray Scan with the NHS?

There are no major differences between the procedures, as each achieve the same common goal of diagnosis. However, waiting times for the NHS are now longer than ever, which means that you may have to wait extended periods of time to seek medical attention. At Fairfield, we provide flexible appointments and small waiting times, to provide you with a quick and effective diagnosis.

Q. When may I require an X-Ray Scan?

An X-Ray scan may be necessary if you are experiencing symptoms in your bones and joints You must have a referral letter from an appropriate clinician, before receiving a private scan.

Q. How long does it take for X-Ray Scan results?

The results of your X-ray scan can vary, but are usually available within a few days.

Q. What is the difference between an X-Ray Scan and a CT Scan?

An X-Ray Scan uses target radiation to produce 2D images, which means it is effective to assess issues with bones, teeth or the chest. On the other hand, A CT Scan is a much more detailed method of diagnosis as it uses longitudinal X-rays to produce 3-D Scans. This makes it useful when diagnosing issues with internal organs.

Key facts about the procedure