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CT Scans

Private CT Scans - Rapid Access - No NHS Referral Needed

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At Pall Mall Medical, you can book a private CT scan without any NHS referral needed. We can organise rapid access appointments for CT scanning with expert radiologist reporting for the diagnosis of injury, a condition or just for total peace of mind. Prices start from £430 at our CQC-certified diagnostic centre in Newton-Le-Willows (just off jnc.23 of the M6 - North West).


Why wait for an appointment?

Many people choose to have a private CT scan rather than receiving a scan on the NHS. This helps to avoid long waiting times, meaning you can get answers to your medical concerns sooner rather than later. At Pall Mall Medical, we have our own permanent CT scanner onsite so there is no need to wait for a 'scanner in a truck' used by other clinics. We have availability from Monday to Saturday so you can book a scan at a time and day convenient for you. 

We offer CT scans on a self-referral basis, meaning you don’t need to get a referral from your NHS GP. We offer you a free of charge consultation with our own private GP who will obtain the clinical details the radiographer requires before performing the scan.


Choose Pall Mall Medical for your CT scan

Pall Mall Medical's diagnostic scans can be booked at short notice for patients who are self-funding or using medical insurance. Our scanning centre at Newton-Le-Willows is a relaxed and welcoming environment and our experts are on hand to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your appointment.

Our patients include individuals, companies and top sports clubs in the North West, who rely on accurate and detailed scans to perform at the highest level. We pride ourselves in having some of the quickest turnaround times from your initial enquiry to receiving your results.


Book with Confidence

For full details of our CT scanning services, or if you wish to go ahead with a private CT scan, please call Pall Mall Medical on 01744 62 44 64 or email


Private CT scan prices



Results Turnaround Time Fast Track Reporting

1 Area from


3-5 days
24 Hour = + £95
48 Hour = + £55

2 Areas from


3-5 days
24 Hour = + £95
48 Hour = + £55

3 Areas from


3-5 days
24 Hour = + £95
48 Hour = + £55
CT Virtual Colonoscopy from £640    
CT Calcium Heart Score £300    


I’m a Doctor / Consultant / Physiotherapist – how do I refer patients for scans?

We have a very simply one-page referral template (available here) which you can download and return to us via email ( or fax.  Alternately, you can send us your own imaging referral form or clinic letter.

Once we have all the referral information, we will contact the patient directly to book their scan. When the results are available, we will send you a copy of the report. We can also send images to you via IEP or make these available to the patient on a CD.



How do CT scans work?

A computerised tomography (CT) scan is a fast, painless, non-invasive and accurate form of diagnostic imaging; commonly referred to as a CAT scan, it uses multiple specialised X-rays to create a more comprehensive image of the structures inside your body that allows our experts to take a clear look. The scan can reveal anatomic details of internal organs that are not possible to see from a conventional x-ray. 


What areas can be viewed using a CT scan?

Most areas of the body can be seen during a CT scan including bones and joints, internal organs, soft tissue and the brain. By looking at these areas, our experts can gather information to help them diagnose and monitor a number of conditions including inflammation, disease and, cancer.

Vital organs:
CT scans allow doctors to examine internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, intestine and kidneys. CT scans for this area can diagnose a range of issues from pneumonia to blood clots to kidney cysts.

Soft tissue:
Soft tissue includes tendons, fibrous tissue, fat, ligaments and organs.  CT scans can pick up issues in these areas such as cancerous growths, tendon and ligament injuries or ruptured blood vessels.

CT scans of the brain can identify potentially life-threatening issues such as bleeding, infection, blood clots and suspected brain tumours.

Blood and bone density:
CT scans for blood and bone density can help to diagnose problems with blood vessels or bone diseases including osteoporosis.

Virtual colonoscopy:
virtual colonoscopy is an alternative to an optical colonoscopy and provides improved detection of bowel cancer.


What happens during a CT scan?

During your appointment, you will usually be asked to change into a hospital gown, depending on the area of the body which is to be scanned, and then be taken to the CT scanning room. In the room, you will be asked to lay down on a bed-like platform which is encircled by a large, doughnut-shaped machine.

The radiologist or consultant will then leave the room and speak to you via an intercom and advise you of what’s happening throughout the scan. Once the scan starts, the machine will be positioned around the area of your body which needs investigating, before scanning the area.

In some cases, you may be asked to drink a liquid dye before the scan or a dye may be administered by injection, to improve the quality of the images. CT scans are a safe procedure and although you will be exposed to X-Ray radiation, the level of radiation is a similar amount to what you would receive from around 3 years of natural exposure from the environment.


Frequently Asked Questions


To find out more about CT scans - head over to our CT scan FAQ blog!