Self-pay prices

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

If you are referring yourself (i.e. you do not have a referral letter from a clinician such as a GP or physiotherapist) an initial consultation with a radiologist is necessary before an onsite appointment can be booked.

MRI Examinations
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 may vary depending on the examination location and facility. For example, knee or lumbar spine examination in Cheltenham is £252 for one area, whilst a standing, sitting, or lying MRI examination of the whole spine using specialist machine is at the upper end of the price range.

The remote hospital will bill patients at the same rate as their standard charges as a single fee which includes the reporting of examination. Using electronic links to our archiving 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.

We may advise that prior to a procedure the patient has up to date diagnostic imaging arranged. This is to ensure that there are no other causes for your pain. If you have not had any prior imaging or it was undertaken a long time ago, we can arrange this for you at an additional cost.

Appointments
If you decide to proceed treatment, please contact our team to make an appointment and they will explain and send further details for the practicality of attending, travelling home after an injection and the follow-up process.

Follow-up
Once any injection treatment is complete, we ask you to complete a pain diary over the two-week period following the procedure. This is an essential part of the patient care as the outcome score affects the advice the consultant will give you by a follow- up report.

Cancellations
Please note St Luke’s Radiology holds a 48-hour cancellation policy. 50% of the fee will be charged for any cancellations made within less than 2 working days’ notice.

Self-referral Consultations
(50% of this consultation fee will be deducted should a procedure be arranged following your consultation with the radiologist; this discount does not apply to procedures that we arrange for you at other institutions, such as an MRI scan). erral consolation
Price
Short telephone or zoom consultation (15 minute appointment)£60
New patient and follow up telephone or zoom consultation (30 minute appointment)£120

Diagnostic UltrasoundPrice
Diagnostic ultrasound examination of soft tissue or joint without injection
– one area.
£290
Additional diagnostic ultrasound of another area examined at the same Plus appointment.Plus £160

Diagnostic Ultrasound with guided injectionsPrice
Diagnostic ultrasound examination and guided injection of steroid and local anaesthetic – one area.£350
Additional diagnostic ultrasound of another area examined and injected with steroid and local anaesthetic at the same appointment.Plus £200
Diagnostic ultrasound examination and guided injection of hyaluronic acid Small Joints – one area.Small Joints £380
Large Joints £450
Additional diagnostic ultrasound of another area examined and injected with hyaluronic acid at the same appointment.plus £30 per small
joint plus £100 per
large joint
Diagnostic ultrasound and shoulder hydrodilatation£380
Diagnostic ultrasound and trigger finger release – one area.£380
Additional area examined and trigger finger release.Plus £200
Diagnostic ultrasound and plantar fascia injection.£380
Botox for spasticity (200 units ordered) guided injectionFrom £650
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

Conventional RadiographsPrice
Radiographs (X-ray) per area of the body with written report.£120
Extremity cone beam CT examination with written report.£250 per area
MRI Cervical Spine/ Thoracic Spine/ Lumbar Spine *Prices may vary depending on area and facility location starting £252-2100from £252
Second opinion written report.£60

Spine intervention and MRI

Spine injections are more complex than for example vaccinations or joint injections. The injections are guided by imaging systems which electronically fuse previous CT or MRI examinations which tracks the needle path. Therefore, a reasonably up-to-date MRI or CT is essential. We can obtain previous imaging from NHS and private hospitals by electronic links after you give permission for us to access your data.

We may advise that prior to a procedure the patient has up to date diagnostic imaging arranged. This is to ensure that there are no other causes for your pain. If you have not had any prior imaging or it was undertaken a long time ago, we can arrange this for you at an additional cost.

Spine questionnaire
For spine intervention referrals, whether from a healthcare professional or self- referral, we need detailed information from you about your medical history, the history of the current complaint, details of any allergies, how the condition is affecting you and an assessment of your response to any pain. We will send you an electronic confidential questionnaire or if you are unable to receive electronic messages a paper version. These questionnaires use internationally recognised disability scores and pain scores which help to determine which will be the most effective treatment in your case.

MRI examinations
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 may vary depending on the examination location and facility. For example, knee or lumbar spine examination in Cheltenham is £252 for one area, whilst a standing, sitting, or lying MRI examination of the whole spine using specialist machine is at the upper end of the price range.

The remote hospital will bill patients at the same rate as their standard charges as a single fee which includes the reporting of examination. Using electronic links to our archiving 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.

Appointments
If you decide to proceed treatment, please contact our team to make an appointment and they will explain and send further details for the practicality of attending, travelling home after an injection and the follow-up process.

Follow-up
Once any injection treatment is complete, we ask you to complete a pain diary over the two-week period following the procedure. This is an essential part of the patient care as the outcome score affects the advice the consultant will give you by a follow- up report.

Fees
This spinal package list below covers the cost of the initial consultation, the procedure, and the follow-up messages for the image guided spine procedures. Should you like to speak with our specialist without treatment please see the spinal consultation fees. The final section gives costs of additional imaging investigations should they prove necessary.

Cancellations
Please note St Lukes Radiology holds a 48-hour cancellation policy. 50% of the normal fee will be charged for any cancellations made within less than 2 working days’ notice.

Spinal ConsultationsPrice
Follow-up Telephone or Video consultation without injection (20 minutes)£120
New Patient Telephone or Video consultation without injection (40 minutes)£240
Consultation to explain imaging results (30 minutes)£180
Spinal Procedure PackagesPrice
Telephone or Video Consultation. Ultrasound MRI/CT Fusion guided
injections. Procedure report. Follow-up report with advice. Follow-up consultation if necessary:

• Facet joint injections
• Medial branch blocks
• Caudal epidural
£740
Telephone or Video Consultation. Ultrasound MRI/CT Fusion guided
injections with radiofrequency electronic needle tracking. Procedure report. £820 Follow-up report with advice. Follow-up consultation if necessary:
• Lumbar and thoracic nerve root blocks
• Radiofrequency denervation (rhysolysis)
Repeat injections: if symptoms recur after several months and a repeat injection is advised the consultation will be shorter and there will be a fee reduction of £120 to the above packages.
£820
Conventional RadiographsPrice
Radiographs (X-ray) per area of the body with written report.£120
Extremity cone beam CT examination with written report.£250 per area
MRI Cervical Spine/ Thoracic Spine/ Lumbar Spine *Prices may vary depending on area and facility location starting £252-2100from £252
Second opinion written report.£90

*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.

*Pricing as of 1st October 2021