X-Ray Scanning

X-ray scanning service

Our X-ray scanning service can digitise medical, veterinary and pipelines X-rays to DICOM, TIFF, PDF and JPG formats.

At Pearl Scan we can handle any size of x-ray ranging from 14" x 17" down to 44mm. We offer scanning and digitisation of X-ray films to digital image file formats which enables professionals to retain a digital archive copy of their X-rays, as well as enjoying fast and easy to access them that cannot be achieved using a light box.

All of our x-ray scanning and digitisation services are compliant to ISO quality, security and confidentiality accreditation so, whether you work in the NHS or a private medical clinic, we can scan to your specific specifications.

How X-ray scanning works with Pearl Scan

Our X-ray scanning service is flexible, scalable and tailor-made to provide easy conversion of x-rays to a digital format. Whether you have a small collection of x-rays or a large archive collection in your department or clinic, we can digitise them to your required format with a fast turn-around time.

Fast and secure collection

Fast and secure collection

You can either dispatch your x-rays to us or we can securely collect them from you.

X-ray digitisation

X-ray digitisation

Our x-ray scanning bureau uses the latest x-ray scanners that produce high resolution, sharp and detailed digital reproductions of the original x-ray files. We can digitise x-rays into organised computer files and store them onto CDs or an encrypted USB drive. We typically scan x-rays to formats such as PDF, TIFF, Jpeg, Bitmap and DICOM.

Indexing and cataloguing

Indexing and cataloguing

Once the x-rays have been scanned, we can then index each image using factors such as name, reference number or date of birth.

Quality assurance and control

Quality assurance and control

Our X-Ray scanning services are fully accredited to ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance standards and, in addition to this, we have developed our internal quality-control procedures to ensure that the scanning and digitalisation process meets the required quality standards.

Data delivery

Data delivery

The scanned images are normally delivered on a CD, DVD, USB or via secure FTP. We can also encrypt the entire data set using a high level of encryption. 

Advantages of x-ray scanning

There are many advantages to x-rays digitisation. Here's an outline of some of the most beneficial:


X-ray scanning can vastly improve the productivity of your radiology department as well as that of doctors and nurses. Digital x-rays can be viewed virtually anywhere and at any time, making for faster searching and faster viewing, which can improve access without risking lives.

Superior off-site diagnosis

Sometimes the opinion of a specialist is required for specific cases and they might not be onsite at that particular time. If x-ray films have been scanned, they can be emailed or viewed remotely in order to get the all-important diagnosis.

Space saving

Space is at a premium, especially in places like hospitals. X-rays can take a huge amount of space to store but once you have scanned those x-rays to digital format, the originals can be disposed of or put in deep storage facility, leaving the space to be utilised more efficiently.

Why should you choose Pearl Scan?

  • We have over a decade of experience working with the most reputable companies in the UK, including many NHS and private medical organisations.
  • We are a creative and friendly team of professionals who are easy to approach.
  • Our x-ray scanning service is fully accredited for security, safety, confidentiality and scalability.
  • We have the infrastructure to support small-to-large scanning projects for any number of x-rays.
  • Our scanning operation have been audited and approved to standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 27001 (Information Management System) and EMS 14001 (Environment Management System) and Data Protection 1998.

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