X-rays are used to produce images of the inside of the body and are used particularly to check bones for fractures and infection; joints for damage or inflammation and soft tissues and organs for signs of disease.
The Montefiore Hospital has invested in 2 state-of-the-art Digital X Ray rooms, one for standard x-ray and another for Fluoroscopy. This machine produces highly detailed and accurate images. X-rays are commonly performed and for standard diagnostic x-rays there are no known harmful side-effects of complications. The level of exposure to radiation varies depending on the part of the body being examined but is similar to that received naturally from the environment over a period of between three and seven days.
X-rays are routinely carried out as an out-patient procedure and we aim to coincide with consultant appointments. Depending on the part of the body needing to be examined, patients will either lie on a bed or be positioned against a frame or part of the x-ray machine. The examination usually takes between five and ten minutes.
Self-funding & insured patients
At The Montefiore Hospital you can be treated even if you don't have private medical insurance. With a fixed price agreed in advance you can pay for one-off private treatment when you need it. A referral is required before we can book any x-rays.
For more information or to book an appointment, please call our diagnostics team on 01273 828 088.