Diagnostic scans

We deliver diagnostic imaging using state of the art equipment

Find out more about the scans available at Cobalt from MRI, PET CT, CT, Cone Beam CT, X-ray and Ultrasound and we will answer any questions you might have.

What is a diagnostic scan?

A diagnostic scan is a type of test ordered by medical professionals to help them to diagnose patients conditions, check how effective certain treatments are and plan appropriate treatment.  The different types of diagnostic scans Cobalt offer are MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) , PET/CT (Positron Emission Tomography/Computerised Tomography), CT (Computerised Tomography), Cone Beam CT, X-ray and Ultrasound.

We scan over 110,000 patients a year at Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham, the ITM Imaging Centre in Birmingham and through our fleet of modern mobile MRI units.We enable patients and hospitals nationwide to access the latest diagnostic imaging services.

We will provide you with all the information you need prior to your visit, including any special instructions required to prepare for your particular scan, what to bring on the day and how to find us.

It's easy to book your scan with us. Just ask your doctor, physiotherapist or other medical professional for a referral.


Having an MRI scan​ and South Wales MRI service​

Cone Beam CT

What it is and what to expect


Answers to your FAQs about PET/CT scans


Having an X-ray, the equipment and prices


​Learn more about what you can expect


Find out more about Ultrasound.

Contact us

Contact us for more information about getting a scan at Cobalt

Clinical quality assurance

Cobalt was the first imaging service to meet the standards of the Quality Standard for Imaging (QSI). QSI was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers. It is independently assessed by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).