Private X-Ray & Fluoroscopy in Harley Street

X-rays and fluoroscopy are medical imaging techniques that use ionising radiation to create detailed images of the inside of the body. X-rays are commonly used to visualise bones and detect fractures or abnormalities, while fluoroscopy involves real-time imaging to observe the movement of organs or contrast agents within the body. These techniques play a crucial role in diagnosing various conditions and guiding medical procedures. Our highly trained team of cardiologists and technicians perform echocardiogram, which is a non-invasive test to diagnose any potential problems with your heart.

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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.

Non-Invasive Precision

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

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 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.

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

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 patients' feedback and are committed to continuously improving our services to meet their needs.

sharon wallis
sharon wallis
Very pleased they were able to fit me in so quickly. Easy place to find, and very comfortable surroundings. The 2 technicians were ver6 kind and made me feel very relaxed.
David Young
David Young
I visited Lumen for a full screening in November 2023. I chose the Lumen because for the last fifteen years I have had regular MRI assessments with Dr Garry Savin at his previous practice. Therefore, it was imperative that I visited his fabulous new clinic. Lumen have the most state of the art technology in the world of preventative medicine but my reason for choosing the clinic was because it is run by Dr Savin. Machines are machines but the difference with Lumen is the man behind the machines - that is the key - and Dr Savin is that difference. That is the reason why I've followed him to his Harley street clinic. Lumen offers a state of the art service that is in a league of its own. If you are able to take up the opportunity to have a screening you won't regret it and should there be any issues the diligent on going support is amazing and couldn't be bettered. When you buy a car it isn't just the vehicle you judge it is also the after sales service - Dr Savin's I would suggest is second to none. Lumen as a clinic is amazing. Dr Savin and his team provide a service that makes you feel relaxed, informed and cared for from the moment you arrive. His wonderful colleague Natalie Boden steers you through the day from assessment to assessment, with Dr Savin reviewing your every move. The location in Harley Street couldn't be more convenient, the building luxurious and the team ultra efficient. If you are wondering who should do your preventative assessment then I would say choose Lumen because you will get the most advanced technology alongside good old fashioned GP care. Lumen is the best and you won't regret choosing it for your screening. If you run a successful business perhaps you could provide for your staff a screening at Lumen? I'm sure they would be forever grateful and you never know you may just save a life! Finally, I would be very happy to provide further references on Dr Savin and Lumen if required. Please approach Lumen and ask for the person who provided this review.
Adel Ekladios
Adel Ekladios
Great place. Spacious, clean, welcoming and friendly reception. The site is equipped with an up-to-date equipment.
Nigel Lowndes
Nigel Lowndes
The staff are so friendly and work as team
Valentina Santo
Valentina Santo
I highly recommend 17 Harley Street clinic, Doctor Nazir and all his team
Sol Downes
Sol Downes
I sought the help of PODOGO in June this year. After reading about Consultant Mr. Nazir background on the website, I thought that he would be the ideal person to investigate my problem; which was an ongoing foot injury that had been previously misdiagnosed by the NHS.Upon first meeting Mr. Nazir, it was very apparent that he was incredibly perspicacious in relation to his field, which was displayed by the way he was able to identify where my pain was, and his explanation of what could have been the root cause.This placed me at immeditate ease, by feeling he was more than capable to deal with my problem, of which I had suffered with for well over a decade with.Mr. Nazir very quickly identified what he suspected to be the problem, and arranged for a scan to be done. The scanned confirmed his suspicions that the injury was a fracture to my 5th metertasal bone, and that the tendon had been damaged, resulting in a full detachment.After carefully listening to the options Mr. Nazir suggested to fix my injury, I decided to go ahead with surgery, which was to remove a large piece of damaged bone, and reattach the damaged tendon.After suffering for a number of years, I placed my trust in Mr. Nazir to assist me in hopefully getting my full mobility back, and to be pain free, as this injury had had a serious impact on my overall health, for a considerable number of years. In my view, he has more than delivered on what he said he could.The day of the surgery was an absolute breeze, and all the staff that supported me, were also so professional by providing exceptional care.I am now approximately 8 weeks post op, and my foot has never felt so good, all my pain has gone away, and I am making great progress now, including being able to walk without any pain.To say I am surprised and elated at the success of the operation, would be an understatement.I am extremely grateful to Dr. Nazir for his extremely fast prognosis, diagnosis and successful treatment.I would highly recommend anyone to see Consultant Nazir, should they be in need of any foot related problem.
Michelle Eggleston
Michelle Eggleston
Really impressed with service here. Went for an MRI appointment. Staff were welcoming and friendly, made me feel less anxious and very speedy. Would recommend to anyone.
Debra Vercammen
Debra Vercammen
Felt very safe and well cared for

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UME Health, previously known as the Harley Street Clinic 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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