Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)

CT scan

What is a CT scan?

A computerised tomography (CT) scan, sometimes known as a CAT scan, is a non-invasive diagnostic test that can help look for signs of inflammation, disease or cancer, and monitor many other health conditions. A CT scan uses X-ray equipment and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. 

CT scans are highly effective and produce rapid results, offering cross-sectional views of areas of the body that may otherwise be hard to reach. This includes bones, internal organs, soft tissue and the brain. This means they can be used to diagnose conditions, including damage to bones, injuries to internal organs, problems with blood flow, stroke and cancer.  

Whereas a standard X-ray only sends out one beam to capture an image, during a CT scan, multiple X-ray beams are sent out at different angles. This creates a much more detailed picture in two or three dimensions and helps your clinician to decide on the best course of treatment for you.

The StandingCT scanner in action

Ready to book now? Get in touch to discuss your needs and decide on the best course of treatment for you.

Ready to book now? Get in touch to discuss your needs and decide on the best course of treatment for you.

Types of CT scan

There are different types of CT scans available. The type of scan you are recommended will depend on your symptoms. At Healthshare, our imaging teams use industry-leading technology for rapid and accurate results. 

At present, we offer only Weightbearing CT scanning. This is available at the Healthshare Clinic Winchester, in partnership with StandingCT. 

Traditional CT scan

Traditional CT scans uses specialised X-ray equipment and a computer to create images of the inside of your body. Traditional CT scanners are usually found in hospitals and imaging centres. 

Cone beam CT 

Conventional CT scanners use anode X-ray tubes to produce the radiation that’s used to perform imaging. Cone beam CT scanners use a medical fluoroscopy tube instead – this generates less radiation while still capturing very effective images. These CT scanners are normally a lot smaller than traditional ones. Because of this, they can be found in a range of clinics and mobile diagnostic units. 

Weightbearing CT (WBCT) scan 

Weightbearing CT (WBCT) is an innovative new imaging technology. It involves producing a 3D visualisation of your body part while you are putting your weight on it. This type of scan can be particularly useful for patients with orthopedic issues and can offer a more accurate diagnosis. 

Booking your CT scan

Have you already been to see a GP, consultant, or other health professional, and have a referral from them? Contact us today to book your scan. After the scan, we will send the scan images to your GP or Consultant – as well as yourself – as soon as they are ready.   

Alternatively, we provide same-day or next-day private GP appointments here at our clinics. We can also offer appointment times further in advance to fit around your schedule. Our experienced GPs are available to discuss all your health concerns and are able to improve the speed in which you can access further diagnostic investigations. 

What happens on the day?

Weightbearing  CT scans 

A weightbearing CT scan involves walking into the scanner and standing up while the scan takes place. The scan itself can be completed in as little as 30 seconds, depending on the body part and the number of places being scanned.  

You will not be required to hold your breath or swallow. 

As with other CT scans, this type of scan is completely painless. 

Your scan results

A consultant radiologist, who specialises in interpreting CT scans will assess your images and write a report on the findings.  

Your diagnostic report will be sent to your referring GP or specialist within a few days of your scan.  

You will also be given access to your scan images, ensuring you have a copy to provide anyone associated with your care plan. 


Please call us to discuss pricing at your local clinic.

  • Bunion surgery £4,419.00

Ways to pay

Paying for yourself

Healthshare provides access to the highest quality care giving you the opportunity to access the very best treatment, facilities and consultants. Healthcare the way you want it, when you need it.

Spread the cost

A fixed term loan, provided by our partners Chrysalis Finance, will allow you to spread the cost of treatment and allow you to pay in monthly instalments over a time period to suit you.

Medical insurance

If you have private medical insurance you can get referred to a Healthshare Clinic for the very best treatment. Contact your insurance provider to pre-authorise your treatment today.

Complete our enquiry form