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CT Scans

Private CT Scans - Rapid Access - No NHS Referral Needed

Book your appointment

At Pall Mall Medical, patients can book a private CT scan with or without an NHS referral. We can organise rapid access appointments for CT scanning with expert radiologist reporting for the diagnosis of any injury, confirmation of conditions or for total peace of mind. Prices start from £430 at our CQC-certified diagnostic centre.


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 can often arrange your scan the very same day or next day, with availability Monday to Saturday at a time to suit you - saving you the time and stress of waiting for an appointment elsewhere.  

I have a referral form or letter:
If you already have an imaging referral form or letter, we can book your scan appointment right away. 

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

I am the referring GP, Consultant or Physician... (click here)

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 scanning centre 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 professional athletes from top sports clubs in the North West, who all choose Pall Mall Medical due to our accurate and detailed scans performed using state of the art CT scanning equipment.

We pride ourselves on having some of the quickest turnaround times from your initial enquiry to receiving your report. This helps to keep your agonising wait for results down to the very minimum.


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 0330 058 44 55 or email

You can also complete a self-referral form that will help us to arrange your rapid access appointment for you.


Private CT scan prices



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CT Virtual Colonoscopy
(CT Colonography including images & GP follow up call)


CT Calcium Heart Score
CT Heart Scan)


Your CT report / results

Our scan reports, produced by Consultant Radiologists, are turned around very quickly, (usually within 3-5 working days) and once completed; we can send the report to a doctor / consultant of your choice.  

If your report returns with any abnormalities, you are in safe hands. We can also offer a direct referral to an appropriate specialist, one of the 150 Consultants working here at Pall Mall Medical who can discuss your results further.


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 a clinic letter.

Once we have all the referral information, we will contact the patient 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. The scan 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 & 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.

Some of the common uses for this type of scanner include:

Vital organs:
Examine internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, intestine and kidneys to diagnose a range of issues from pneumonia to blood clots to kidney cysts.

Soft tissue:
Includes tendons, fibrous tissue, fat, ligaments and organs to pick up issues such as cancerous growths, tendon and ligament injuries or ruptured blood vessels.

Head / brain:
Identify potentially life-threatening issues such as bleeding, infection, blood clots and suspected brain tumours.

Blood and bone density:
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. (It is often called a 'polo' due to the scanners appearance. 

The radiographer will then leave the room and speak to you via an intercom and advise you of what’s happening throughout the scan. Before the scan starts, the machine will be positioned around the area of your body which needs investigating. The scans itself only lasts a few minutes, though you may be required at the hospital for approx 30-60 minutes in total.

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 diagnostic benefits can out way this risk. 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!