Why do you need a referral for an Imaging scan?

Find out how to get a referral if you need a scan

Why do you need a referral for an Imaging scan?

Posted on Wed Feb 8, 2023

What is a scan referral?
A referral is a physical or electronic document that outlines the type of scan you need based on your medical history.

Can everyone get a scan referral?
It may not be appropriate for everyone to have a scan based on their medical history and current symptoms; the referrals are made on a case-by-case basis.

Why do I need a scan referral?
You will need a referral to ensure you receive the most appropriate diagnostic test and a suitable aftercare plan or treatment. You’ll need a referral to book any scan except for DEXA scans, which you can self-refer for.

Who can make a scan referral and how do they refer?
A GP, Consultant, Physiotherapist, Osteopath, Chiropractor or other qualified healthcare professional is able to make a referral on your behalf. A referral can be made online or by emailing us a completed copy of our referral form.

How do I get a scan referral?
Use our quick and easy referral service to get a trusted referral from one of our healthcare professionals. We operate 7 days a week, with referrals provided within one working day.

Find out how to book your appointment. If you need any assistance, call or email our friendly Bookings Team.


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