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Diagnostic imaging

Choose the right path for your individual needs

At Practice Plus Group we offer fast access to high quality diagnostic imaging services via Self Pay, insured and NHS routes.

 


Different types of diagnostic imaging

Explore the services offered by our diagnostic imaging departments…

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to diagnose conditions that affect tissue and bone in any part of the body. The patient lies inside the scanner – a large tube – while the scan takes place.

Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan builds up a picture of part of the inside of the body using sound waves that cannot be detected by a human ear. A small, hand-held sensor is pressed carefully against the skin surface above the area to be viewed.

X-ray

X-rays are used by medical professionals to image various parts of the human body to aid diagnosis. Diagnostic X-rays are a controlled form of radiation which are able to pass through the body recording an image on a light-sensitive detector or computer screen.


Diagnostic imaging is available at the following hospitals and surgical centres:

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