Medical Imaging at BMI St Edmunds Hospital

BMI St Edmunds Hospital has a team of experienced radiographers providing daily clinics and flexible appointment times for your convenience and peace of mind. We accept referrals from registered healthcare professionals.

If you do not have a referral and feel that you need diagnostic imaging services please call us on 01284 716704 and we can discuss your options.

Our diagnostic imaging services include the following:


X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation with high energy that pass through the body and generate images (radiographs) of tissue and structure. X-rays are commonly used to diagnose fractured bones or joint abnormalities, and is the quickest and easiest way to assess injuries. X-rays are also used to identify infections, arthritis, and abnormal growths.


An Ultrasound captures an image of the internal body using high frequency sound waves using a small device known as an ultrasound probe. The sound waves bounce of off different parts of the body creating echoes which the probe detects and is later turned into a moving image. This is a very safe imaging modality and is often used to diagnose swellings and soft tissue abnormalities.

For more information please visit ultrasound scans.

Paying for your procedure

The cost of x-rays and ultrasound scans are usually covered by medical insurance policies, but please check with your insurer first. If you are paying for your own treatment the cost of the procedure will be explained and confirmed in writing when you book with BMI St Edmunds. Ask the hospital for a quote beforehand, and ensure that this includes the surgeon’s fee, the consultant radiologist’s fee and the hospital charge for your procedure.