We advise that prior to injections patients should have up-to-date diagnostic imaging. This is to ensure that there are no other causes for the pain or any new disease process that we do not know about. If your diagnostic imaging is more than one year old we will arrange for you to have new radiographs (x-ray), CT or MRI depending on which area is affected.
Joint and soft tissue injections
Cancellation and non-attendance:
We appreciate that there are occasions when you will need to cancel or alter an appointment and we will do our best to make alternative arrangements. However, we need a little time to ensure that a timeslot can be used by another patient. We will therefore charge 50% of the normal fee for cancellations made with less than 2 working days’ notice (N.B we are not open at the weekends).
|Telephone or Zoom consultation. We offer a discount of £80 on any interventional procedure at St Luke’s Radiology that follows this consultation; this discount does not apply to procedures that we arrange for you at other institutions, such as an MRI scan.||£105|
|Diagnostic ultrasound examination of soft tissue or joint without injection – one area.||£290|
|Additional diagnostic ultrasound of another area examined at the same appointment.||+£160|
|Diagnostic ultrasound examination and guided injection of steroid and local anaesthetic – one area. |
Supplement for additional areas examined and injected with steroid and local anaesthetic.
|Diagnostic ultrasound examination and guided injection of hyaluronic acid (one area).||Small joints £380
Large joints £450
|Diagnostic ultrasound and shoulder hydrodilatation||£380|
|Diagnostic ultrasound and trigger finger release – one area.|
Supplement for additional area examined and trigger finger release.
|Diagnostic ultrasound and plantar fascia injection.||£380|
|Botox for spasticity (with 400 units ordered) guided injection.||£950|
|Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) guided injection one area.||£600|
|Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) course of 3 guided injections||£1300|
|Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and tendon repair including additional tendon repair kit (£590 paid in advance to order materials)||£1200|
|Diagnostic ultrasound of a joint or soft tissue combined with a CT examination of the same area.||£625|
Spine intervention and MRI
Our doctors have admitting rights for MRI and other procedures at the Manor Hospital (Oxford), Genesis Care Oxford, Cobalt Health (Cheltenham) or European Scanning (Harley Street London). Prices depend on the examination and location of the facility. For example, knee or lumbar spine examination in Cheltenham costs £252, whilst a standing, sitting and lying MRI examination of the whole spine using specialist machine in London is at the upper end of the range.
We arrange and report the examinations using electronic links to our cloud-based patient archiving and communication system (PACS). The remote hospital will bill patients at the same rate as their standard charges. We will make the referral, arrange investigation, report the examination and archive the images at no additional charge for those referrals channelled through our practice. The images are automatically transferred to us electronically, we report them electronically and make the online images and report available to any of your other medical advisers.
|Initial consultation with Spine Interventionist (one hour appointment)||£240|
|Ultrasound MRI Fusion guided injections (requires a recent MRI or CT scan):|
• facet joint injection
• sacro-iliac joint injection
• caudal epidural
|Ultrasound Fusion guided nerve root block with radiofrequency needle tracking||£580|
|Follow-up Consultation as an outpatient or by telephone (30-minute appointment)||£110|
|MRI knee/hip/ankle/shoulder/elbow/wrist||£252 to £700|
|MRI cervical spine/thoracic spine/lumbar spine||£252 to £2100|
|Conventional Radiographs (X-ray) per area of the body||£110|
|Extremity cone beam CT examination||£480|
*Cancellations and non-attendance – We appreciate that there are occasions when you will need to cancel or alter an appointment and we will do our best to make alternative arrangements. However, we need a little time to ensure that a timeslot can be used by other patients. We will therefore charge 50% of the normal fee for cancellations made with less than two working days’ notice.