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Same Day X-Rays

Private X-ray Services in London

Time is an important factor when it concerns your health, and we understand this at Medical Express Clinic, so we provide convenient, reliable, and quick X-ray services to ensure your peace of mind. You can book a same-day X-ray at our clinic, and our simple process ensures you get the care you need.

A doctor can recommend that you have an X-ray for different reasons. In this case, we can help make the process straightforward. After your GP consultation, the doctor may recommend an X-ray to provide more information on your symptoms and aid in clinical diagnosis.

An X-ray is most likely if the doctor suspects a fracture, to monitor an existing diagnosis, or for more information about a swelling, lump, or other conditions that cause pain. X-rays provide information about tumours, broken bones, and infections. Chest X-rays are also essential for many visa medicals because some embassies need to rule out tuberculosis to let you travel to the country.

We can arrange an X-ray with one of our providers if you need one. The X-ray facilities are within a short walk from our clinic. Before the X-ray, we will explain the process and provide everything you need to ensure the process is simple and smooth.

If you are visiting our clinic for a visa medical that requires a chest X-ray, the X-ray will be included in the cost of the visit, and you can have it immediately after your appointment with the doctor.

If you think undergoing an X-ray scan is necessary, we recommend having a consultation with the doctor to discuss the most suitable diagnostic process. If you agree on a plan with the doctor, we can arrange the necessary scans at your convenience.

An X-ray is painless and involves radiation passing through your body to produce images of your internal structures. An X-ray produces black-and-white photographs. Your bone and other dense areas appear white, while softer areas, like your organs and soft tissues, appear darker.

Our Services

The department has professionals and the necessary equipment for the following.

General radiography

A full range of plain film skeletal radiography from low-dose digital radiography

Breast imaging

Breast ultrasound, full-field digital mammography, breast MRI, breast biopsy, and fine needle separation

Digital fluoroscopy

GU tract, barium studies, pain management procedures, and percutaneous vertebroplasty

Interventional procedures

Aspiration, CT control or ultrasound, biopsy, drain insertion, and pain management procedure under X-ray.

Ultrasound scanning

Routine pelvic and abdominal scans, musculoskeletal scanning, transvaginal pelvic scanning, transrectal prostate scanning, ultrasound pain management/joint injections, and ultrasound-guided biopsy

Non-invasive vascular assessment (ultrasound)

Arterial and venous assessment of the legs, arms, aorta, and carotid vessels using colour Doppler ultrasound.

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

1.5 Tesla and 3 Tesla Magnet scanners for various examinations, including breast imaging, pelvic and abdominal imaging, spinal and neuroimaging, and joint imaging

Multislice spiral computerised tomography (CT scanning)

A 320 slice ‘volume’ scanner with various applications, including CT angiography, virtual colonoscopy, dental assessment, specialist cardiac investigation, cardiac CT angiography, calcium scoring, and CT urography.

The department has a fully integrated digital PACS viewing system, which allows healthcare consultants to view investigations immediately in their consultation room or at any terminal in the hospital.

We carry out all types of private X-rays with a fast turnaround time. Some popular X-rays at our clinic include:

  • Abdominal X-ray
  • Chest X-ray
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine X-ray
  • 1-joint (digit, ankle, knee, foot, hand, wrist) X-ray
  • 2-joint X-ray
  • Pelvis X-ray
  • Pelvis and both hips X-ray

How can I get a private X-ray referral?

You need a video or 15-minute clinic appointment with one of our experienced GPs, who can offer the referral to one of our partner imaging facilities or any facility of your choice.

Most patients get their private X-ray appointments within 24 hours of receiving a referral from our GP.

You can contact Medical Express Clinic at 0207 499 1991 or visit our clinic for a consultation with our GP to access our X-ray services.

Frequently Asked Questions

An X-ray scan is a medical imaging procedure. It uses low radiation levels to take images of the internal body structures, aiding the diagnosis of different medical conditions.

X-ray scans are usually used to check joints, bones, and certain organs to diagnose lung conditions, infections, fractures, etc.

Most times, an X-ray doesn’t require special preparations. You may need to remove clothing with metal fasteners and jewellery and inform the healthcare professional if you are pregnant.

X-rays require exposure to a small amount of radiation, but this exposure is generally safe and within acceptable limits. The benefits of undergoing X-rays often outweigh the minimal risks.

If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, ensure you inform the technologist or your healthcare provider before the scan. You may likely be offered alternative imaging methods to reduce radiation exposure.

Yes, you can. In most cases, you can drink or eat normally before an X-ray, except you get specific instructions stating otherwise.

A referral from a medical professional is usually necessary for an X-ray. If you do not have a referral from your doctor, we can arrange a short consultation with one of our GPs before your X-ray.

A radiologist will analyse the images and provide the results to your healthcare provider within 72 hours.

Some patients get concerned about exposure to radiation from an X-ray. However, only the part of your body that needs the X-ray will be exposed to low-level radiation for a millisecond. Most times, the amount of radiation from an X-ray is the same as a few days of natural radiation from the environment, so the risk is low.

Your healthcare provider will only recommend an X-ray after assessing the benefits versus risks. Your radiographer or doctor can discuss the risks beforehand if you have any concerns.