Payment options

Our services are accessible to NHS, self-pay and private patients under medical insurance (subject to approval). For insured patients we work with the insurers to make sure the process is as seamless as possible. For self-pay patients our prices will be tailored to meet your specific needs..

Insured patients

If accessing our services through an insurance provider, it is important that you liaise closely with your insurer prior to your imaging examination.

Your insurance provider will be able to confirm the terms and conditions of your policy; there may be exclusions or limitations in your policy. The insurers may also require forms to be completed by your referring GP or consultant. It is important that you communicate any changes with your insurance provider to acquire the necessary authorisation.

During the booking process you will be asked to provide proof of authorisation from your insurer. This will be an authorisation number supplied by your insurer. We will ask you to complete the name of your insurer on the patient registration form. It is important that you have the authorisation code from your insurer during the booking process otherwise payment may be required from you.

The arrangements we have with insurers enables us to send invoices directly to them for settlement, however there may be occasions where you receive an invoice directly from the Rutherford Diagnostic Centre Somerset. These should be forwarded to your insurer for settlement.

Self-pay patients

For patients who are self-funding, a bespoke package will be created detailing the costs of your imaging when you enquire about the services at our centre.

Whether you access our services through insurance or self-pay, our dedicated team are here to help.


The core imaging services Rutherford Diagnostics provides includes:

Computerised Tomography (CT) Scan


A computerised tomography (CT) scan can be used to diagnose and guide treatment, using x-rays to create images of the inside of the body.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan


A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.



An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the body inside, this can be used to diagnose or guide treatment.

Digital X-ray


Projection imaging, otherwise known as digital x-ray, creates two-dimensional images of the body at a particular moment in time.