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MRI, Ultrasound and X-ray in Northampton

Imaging services at the Three Shires Hospital

At Three Shires Hospital,  our Imaging department offers fast and direct access to a wide range of diagnostic services using the most advanced techniques on specialised equipment, to patients who live in Northamptonshire.

Our expert team at Three Shires Hospital in Northampton see patients from Guilsborough, Wooton, Duston, Brackley, Towcester and Wellingborough. People also visit us from Brixworth, Grange Park, Long Buckby and Moulton. If you’re looking for a private hospital near you, our team is ready and waiting. We welcome people who live or work locally as well as those who want to travel from further afield to benefit from our talented consultants and compassionate care teams.

Operated by a team of highly skilled, professionally accredited Radiographers and Specialist Consultant Radiologists, the Diagnostic Imaging services at Three Shires Hospital include:

  • MRI
  • X-Ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy

Our Radiologists provide a comprehensive service for all Diagnostic, general and Fluoroscopic examinations. We can provide Diagnostic reports within 24 hours to allow for quick diagnosis and treatment.

Investment in the latest technology allows us to produce high quality images. All images are stored electronically on a secure communications system that allows images to be viewed on screens either in the hospital, or remotely at the touch of a button.

Refer you Patient to us 

Referrals to the centre is by a written request from a medical practitioner.

Private MRI in Northampton

Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses powerful magnetic fields, radiofrequency pulses and a computer to produce two and three dimensional detailed images of parts of the body. This is done by building up a series of internal cross sectional images of the body. An MRI scan can help diagnose many conditions and can be used on all parts of the body. Our scanner is wide and short in length to help ease patient anxiety and claustrophobia.

Private X-ray in Northampton 

An X-Ray uses electromagnetic radiation to produce two dimensional images of the inside of the body. The X-Rays pass through the body and are absorbed at different rates by different tissues within the body depending on density. Dense material such as bones show up white on an X-Ray image, less dense areas such as organs show up much darker. An X-Ray is very good at identifying fractures to the musculoskeletal system, infections to organs or during therapeutic procedures to help guide consultants to the area being treated.

We also perform fluoroscopic examinations including barium studies and arthrography, along with X-Ray guided injections for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and intravenous urograms.

Private Ultrasound in Northampton

A medical ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves that are reflected by tissues to create 2D images of the inside of the body. It is frequently used as a first line test to identify abnormalities as it has advantages over MRI and CT scans. We have two dedicated ultrasound machines allowing a range of images to be produced in real time. Examinations include:

  • Musculoskeletal joints
  • Abdomen and pelvis
  • Vascular studies including varicose vein mapping and carotid studies
  • Soft tissues
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • We also offer therapeutic ultrasound guided interventions.

Payment Options 

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.