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Private CT scan (Computerised Tomography) in London

CT scans are commonly used in medical settings to diagnose and monitor various conditions, such as injuries, infections, tumors, and internal bleeding. This non-invasive imaging technique provides healthcare professionals with valuable information about the structure and function of organs, bones, and tissues, aiding in accurate diagnoses and treatment planning. A computerised tomography (CT) scan uses X-rays and a computer to create detailed images of the inside of the body. CT scans are sometimes referred to as CAT scans or computed tomography scans.

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Computed Tomography Scans at UME Health

Precise Medical Imaging for Diagnosis and Monitoring

  • CT scans, or computed tomography scans, are medical imaging tests that use ionising X-rays and computer technology to create detailed cross-sectional images of the body. They are used to diagnose and monitor various medical conditions.
  • CT scans provide information about organ size, shape, and location, aiding healthcare professionals in making accurate diagnoses and developing effective treatment plans.

Sharper Insights and Procedural Precision

  • The benefits of CT scans include their ability to detect certain abnormalities with diagnostic precision.
  • They can also be used to guide medical procedures, such as biopsies or surgeries, increasing their usefulness in the field of medicine.

Non-Invasive Convenience

CT scans are non-invasive and typically quick, making them a convenient option for patients.

The Diverse Range of Conditions CT Scans Detect and Monitor

  • CT scans can diagnose various conditions, like lung diseases, serious conditions of the abdomen, and neurological disorders, and help identify concealed injuries in trauma cases, making them a valuable tool in emergency medicine. 
  • CT scans also monitor disease progression over time, allowing doctors to adjust treatment plans accordingly.

Getting a CT Scan at UME Health

Scheduling Made Simple

Booking an appointment at UME Health is relatively straightforward. Patients can either schedule an appointment through the online portal or by calling the clinic directly.

Preparation and Instructions

Once the appointment is confirmed, patients will be given specific instructions on how to prepare for the scan, such as fasting or avoiding certain medications.

On the day of the scan

  • Patients will be guided to a comfortable examination room, where they will be positioned on a table that slides into the CT scanner. 
  • The CT scanner will make buzzing and clicking noises as it takes images of the body. The scan itself is painless and usually takes only a few minutes to complete.

Aftercare and Follow-up

Patients will be given clear post-scan care instructions, including avoiding strenuous activities, taking specific medications, and scheduled follow-up appointments to discuss scan results and the next steps for effective medical management.

UME Health Radiology Consultants

Dr. Graham Robinson

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Graham qualified at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1996. He trained in ...

Dr. Hammad Siddiqi

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cross-sectional imaging with a subspecial interest in musculoskeletal imaging ...

Dr. Qaiser Malik

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Qaiser Malik is a Consultant MSK Radiologist and Clinical Director of Radiology at ...

Dr. Saeed Mirsadraee

Cardiothoracic Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiovascular imaging, thoracic imaging, valve implantation imaging, vascular ...

Dr. Zahir Amin

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Bile duct cancer, biliary strictures, liver tumour imaging, pancreatic cysts ...

Dr. Syed Babar

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Musculoskeletal radiology, gynaecological imaging, sports and orthopaedic ...

Dr. Timothy Beale

Consultant Cardiologist

Specialties: Head and neck radiology with a particular interest in radiology of head and neck ...

Dr. Steve Connor

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Dr Steve Connor was appointed as a consultant neuroradiologist at King’s College ...

Dr. Catriona Davies

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Ultrasound, gynaecological imaging, colorectal imaging, urological imaging ...

Dr. Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Radiology, musculoskeletal and spinal imaging, sports imaging ...

Dr. Carole Ridge

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Cardiothoracic, oncologic imaging and interventional radiology ...

Dr. Andrew Plumb

Consultant Radiologist

Specialties: Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, colorectal cancer, bowel cancer, colon ...

Dr. Polly Richards

Consultant Radiologists

Specialties: Dr Polly Richards is a neuroradiologist specialising in head and neck imaging, ultrasound of ...

Why choose our CT scanner?

Our new CT scanner facilitates lower exposure to radiation compared with other CT scanners. The GE Revolution CT uses intelligent technology designed to acquire high-quality images using lower doses of radiation.

Is it safe?

CT scans are quick, painless, and generally safe. However, you will be exposed to small doses of X-ray radiation that will vary depending on how much of your body is scanned. The benefits and risks of having a CT scan will always be evaluated before it is recommended by your clinical team.

Many CT scans also involve injecting a dye (known as a ‘contrast dye’) into a vein to increase the clarity of body tissues on the scan. As with all injections, there is a small risk you could have an allergic reaction to the contrast dye used but our expert medical team on site is well equipped to support you if this happens.

Will it be comfortable?


We will make sure you are as comfortable as possible. The CT scan itself is not disruptive.


Few simple instructions before your scan:

Contact us, after receiving your appointment letter, if you have any allergies, kidney problems, taking diabetes medication, or if you are pregnant

You may be advised to avoid eating anything for several hours before your appointment, to help ensure that clear images are taken

Ensure you wear loose comfortable clothes and leave valuable possessions, such as jewellery and watches, at home

The scan - what to expect

CT scans typically last 15-30 minutes and are not disruptive.

For patients having a contrast dye, this is given at the beginning of the scan and may produce a warm feeling in the body and a sour taste in the mouth – this is very common and passes quickly.

After the scan

Patients who have been given a contrast injection may be asked to stay in the waiting area for up to 15 minutes to ensure that they are fit and well.

Fluid intake following scans is always encouraged. Results are usually ready within 24-48 hours and sent to the referring clinician.

Why Choose UME Health Harley Street


Self-Pay Options

We offer self-payment options, and we can provide you with a breakdown of the expenses linked to your treatment.


Fast Scans and Results

We offer exclusive consultations every day at our specialised diagnostic facility and results of scans will be reported and delivered within 2 days.


Local GP Available

In case you're in need of immediate private GP attention, UME Health provides expedited services for the same purpose.


Friendly and Welcoming Staff

At our clinic, we take pride in our friendly and welcoming staff. We want our patients to feel welcome and cared for.

CT scan patients FAQs

Welcome to our FAQ section about CT scans! We understand that as a patient, you may have many questions and concerns regarding this medical procedure. That is why we have carefully selected a range of common questions that we believe you may be interested in. In the section below, you will find detailed answers to these questions, providing you with the information you need to feel more informed and at ease about CT scans. Whether you are curious about the procedure itself, its benefits, or any potential risks, we aim to address all your queries here. So, let us help you find the answers you are searching for and provide the clarity you need about CT scans. If you have any queries not addressed here, feel free to reach out to our team for assistance.

UME Health Patients Reviews

At our clinic, we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients. We are dedicated to ensuring that each patient has a positive treatment experience and receives the best possible care from industry consultants. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment where our patients feel cared for and supported throughout their treatment journey. We value our patient's feedback and are committed to continuously improving our services to meet their needs.

Excellent service,I was there approximately 35-40 minutes early and was taken through for my scan within two minutes of arrival. Great service and staff were very friendly and helpful and explained everything as I went through the scan. Fantastic thanks Alfred
Emily Lynn
Emily Lynn
All I can say is John Rubin is the bees knees.
Karen Revel-Chion
Karen Revel-Chion
Visiting the clinic is a good experience. The staff treat their patients with a perfect mix of friendliness and professionalism.
Bijan Hassanzadeh
Bijan Hassanzadeh
Very attentive, caring and polite. The staff made me feel comfortable and confident that I am in good hands.
Tim Edge
Tim Edge
Efficient, helpful staff. Everything ran smoothly!
Philip Connolly
Philip Connolly
The two people I met this morning Lisa and Anmir were absolutely marvellous. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They were courteous, friendly, very professional and efficient and constantly smiling and making me feel at ease. This would have to rate as the best experience in a medical facility I’ve ever had. Thank you so much to them both. Particularly Anmir ,before I went in the MIR scan machine , he made sure I was comfortable and was an absolute gentleman afterwards.
Kath Blakeman
Kath Blakeman
I could not had had a better experience, Thanks to Russell who made me feel totally at ease, whilst having an MRI on my spine today. Many thanks.

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UME Health, previously known as the Harley Street Diagnostic Centre, is a leading outpatient and diagnostics centre located on Harley Street, offering high-quality imaging services and compassionate patient care.

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