Bone density scanning (DXA)

A DXA scan can help to diagnose osteoporosis or identify if you are at risk of developing it in the future. It can also be used to detect other bone disorders and conditions, such as osteopenia, brittle bone disease, and osteomalacia.

Cardiac MRI

Cardiac (heart) MRI images allow physicians to better determine the presence of certain diseases that may not be as easily seen with other imaging methods such as x-ray or ultrasound.

CT scan (or CAT scan)

A CT scan is used to produce internal cross-sectional images of the body. The images aid the detection of disease and injury, allowing effective treatment planning.

Mammogram (breast screening)

A mammogram is a diagnostic test used to look for any problems within the breast and surrounding tissues. At Nuffield Health some women are eligible to refer themselves for self-pay breast screening.

MRI scan

An MRI is a type of scan that creates detailed images of the inside of your body. Your doctor or healthcare professional has recommended an MRI scan because it is the best way to make an accurate diagnosis of your condition.

Orthopantomogram (OPG)

Panoramic x-rays of the mouth and jaw.

Osteoporosis screen

Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones” and is one of the most common bone diseases in the world.

Ovarian screening

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system and sit either side of the womb.

PET-CT scan

PET-CT scan (or Position Emission Tomography Computed Tomography scan) uses X-rays and a radioactive tracer to take a detailed 3D picture inside your body. It shows areas where cells are more active than usual.


Ultrasound is a non-invasive scan that uses sound waves to create live images from the inside of the body.


An X-ray machine produces images of the inside of the body. It is effective in assessing bones and other dense structures within the body.