Private

X-Ray

An X-ray machine produces a burst of high energy radiation which passes through the body to produce an image. The images are then used to show bone and some soft tissue in an area specified by a healthcare professional. You cannot see or feel an X-ray, they are a quick and simple way of looking at the inner body

How to

Book

Whether you’re paying for yourself or using private medical insurance, accessing our services is really easy. 

Paying for yourself: 

To book an appointment, all you need to do is contact us on 0113 397 0981, alternatively you can click here to visit our book an appointment page, or you can email: thorpeparkclinic@livingcare.co.uk. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment

 

Price: 

1 area: £902 area: £1383 area: £186

*Please note - this service requires a referral from a medical professional (such as a GP/Osteopath/Physiotherapist)

 

I have private medical insurance:

To book an appointment using private medical insurance please contact our administrative team on 0113 397 0981. Please ensure you have your medical insurance registration details to hand. Within 48 hours you will be offered a suitable appointment. 

What will happen when I arrive for my X-Ray?


  • When you arrive at the clinic, a member of staff will greet you and check your personal details, name, date of birth and address
  • You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have
  • You may be asked to get changed




What will happen during the X-Ray?


Your X-ray will be carried out by a Radiographer. You may be asked to lie on a couch (X-ray table), stand against a vertical board (upright) or sit in a chair, depending on the body part that needs to be X-Rayed. The Radiographer will manoeuvre you into the correct position, which may involve them touching the area to be X-rayed to feel for your bones and ensure you are in the correct position. They will then position the X-ray tube (camera) correctly by shining a light on the area to be X-rayed. You will be asked to keep still and sometimes to hold your breath for a few seconds while the Radiographer takes the X-ray. You will not see or feel the X-ray, but you may hear a noise from the X-ray tube (camera). This procedure may happen several times, using different positions depending upon the area being X-rayed. You will be asked to wait while your images are processed. 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.




How long does an X-Ray take?


The examination normally takes between 10 and 30 minutes, although the actual duration will depend on the area of your body being examined.




What happens after the X-Ray?


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.




Are there any risks?


There is very little risk with having an X-ray. When X-rays are taken, some of the energy in the X-ray beam is absorbed in the body. This is called the radiation dose. Because diagnostic X-ray examinations involve relatively low doses, these doses are often compared to natural background radiation. Female patients who are, or might be pregnant, should tell the Radiographer who will decide if special precautions need to be taken. You should not worry about the radiation from the X-ray as your doctor feels there is a need to investigate a potential problem, so the risk of not having the investigation could be greater.




Is any special preparation required?


Unless you are told otherwise, no special preparation is needed. There are, however, a few things you can do to make your appointment run more smoothly: ​​

  • Please wear clothing that has no metallic or plastic parts such as buttons, zips and hooks, this may avoid the need to change for your examination
  • If you have any disabilities or special needs please telephone the clinic on the number detailed in the appointment letter so that we can ensure your needs are met and, if necessary, allow extra time for your appointment





  • We are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - the independent regulator of health and social care in England. 

  • Free, on-site parking 

  • Clean, modern facilities with the latest technology

  • Easy access of the M62 and M1

  • You will only ever be seen for scans, tests and follow up appointments at the same site, unless you specify otherwise

  • Any self pay appointment will be arranged within 24 hours with assessment and treatment to be arranged within 1 week of when we first saw you

  • All our treatments will not require an overnight stay. You will always recover from the comfort of your own home.

  • You will only ever be seen by a local consultant who is an expert in their field and also works within Leeds and Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals. 

  • Your aftercare will not stop when you leave our clinic. We're here to help every step of the way.

Why

Choose

LivingCare?

LivingCare have provided high quality, safe, consultant-led care to thousands of patients and has an excellent local and national reputation. We are recognised by all medical insurers and also welcome non insured patients who wish to self pay for their treatment. LivingCare have also been working with the NHS to provide care for patients since 2002. 

All our private services are held at Thorpe Park Clinic; our purpose built modern facility based in Colton, Leeds.

 

Patients access the service from across the whole of West Yorkshire to come to our facility.  The clinic hosts a range of services that are available on the NHS and through our Private Patient Pathway.  The facility has a state of the art 3T Wide Bore MRI Scanner, X Ray and Ultrasound provision. It hosts fantastic services across many NHS Pathways. 

Thorpe Park Clinic is fully accessible, has transport routes from all over Leeds.  We welcome all referrals into Thorpe Park Clinic from across West Yorkshire.

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