What is an X-ray?
An x-ray is a simple and painless test that takes detailed pictures of the inside of your body. They are mainly used to study bones and joints and are sometimes used to look at internal organs. The x-ray machine uses a tube to produce an x-ray beam that is carefully aimed at the part of the body being examined.
Fluoroscopy is a special type of x-ray that gives a real-time video image on television monitors by taking continuous x-ray images of the body. It is useful for seeing dynamic bodily functions, such as the act of swallowing.
Discover the World of MRI Scans at UME Health
Unlocking the Power of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
MRI scans are a medical imaging technique that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of body structures, aiding in the monitoring and diagnosis of various conditions like brain and spinal cord injuries, tumours, and musculoskeletal abnormalities.
MRI scans are considered a valuable, non-invasive tool for healthcare professionals to make accurate diagnoses, develop appropriate treatment plans, monitor effectiveness, and track the progression of certain conditions over time.
Safe and High-Resolution Imaging
MRI scans are gaining popularity due to their high-resolution, non-radiation images of internal body structures, making them a safer option than X-rays or CT scans, especially for patients requiring multiple scans over time.
A Comprehensive Perspective
Additionally, MRI can capture images from different angles and planes, allowing healthcare professionals to obtain a comprehensive view of the affected area and make more informed decisions regarding further patient care.
Tailored Scans for Comprehensive Insights
There are different kinds of MRI scans, such as contrast-enhanced MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). These scans can also be grouped by the phase of the imaging sequence, like T1-weighted, T2-weighted and T3-weighted MRI, which gives information about the tissues being imaged.
The UME Health MRI Scan Experience
Peace of Mind
UME Health's highly trained staff ensures patient safety and comfort during MRI scans using advanced technology, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience using state-of-the-art technology for high-quality images.
Sound Serenity and Comfort
Our MRI machines are equipped with advanced noise-cancelling technology to minimise any discomfort caused by loud noises. We also provide a calming and relaxing environment with soothing music to help patients feel at ease during the scan.
Relief for Claustrophobia and Anxiety
We offer sedative or anti-anxiety medication for claustrophobic or anxious individuals during MRI scans, with our experienced staff providing support throughout the process to ensure comfort and well-being.
Are X-rays safe?
If you are having an x-ray you will be exposed to some radiation. However, the part of your body being examined will only be exposed for a fraction of a second. The dose of radiation from a standard x-ray is the same amount of radiation that the average person receives from 10 days of naturally occurring background radiation. Your doctor will have referred you for an x-ray having fully assessed all possible risks and benefits.
Will it be comfortable?
X-rays are painless and our team will ensure you as comfortable as possible.
You don’t need to do anything special to prepare for your scan; a few simple instructions below:
On the day of your appointment you will need to arrive about 15 minutes before your appointment time.
Leave valuable possessions, such as jewellery and watches, at home.
The Scan/What to expect
You may be required to wear a hospital gown and remove any items that have metal (for example, glasses, jewellery and watches).
You may also be asked to hold your breath during the scan to avoid blurry images.
The radiographer may ask you to change position to allow images from different viewpoints.
After the scan
Patients are able to leave immediately after their x-ray and can carry on with their normal activities.
Results are usually ready within 24-48 hours and sent to the referring clinician.
UME Health Harley Street Radiology Consultants
Why Choose UME Health Harley Street
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.
X-Ray and fluoroscopy FAQs
Welcome to our FAQ section about X-ray and fluoroscopy! We understand that patients often have questions and concerns about these imaging procedures, which is why we have compiled a selection of commonly asked questions in the section below. Whether you're curious about the process, safety measures, or the benefits of X-ray and fluoroscopy, we aim to provide you with the answers you're looking for. Our goal is to help you feel informed and confident when undergoing these diagnostic tests. Browse through the questions and feel free to click on any that pique your interest. We're here to provide you with the information you need about X-ray and fluoroscopy.
UME Health Patients Reviews
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