Our MRI Services
We offer MRI scans at a range of locations to both NHS and Private Patients.
Our team are experts in their field, with all of our scans being reported by UK-based FRCR accredited Radiologists working within their sub-speciality areas of interest.
We understand that having an MRI scan can seem like a daunting experience, our staff will be with you every step of the way and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
We are accredited by all major insurers and offer a fast turnaround time.
What is an MRI?
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is the name given to a technique which uses a magnetic field and radio waves, together with an advanced computer system.
The images produced are very detailed. They can show both bones and soft tissues in the body and provide a great deal of information.
MR images allow doctors to evaluate parts of the body and certain diseases that may not be assessed adequately with other imaging methods such as x-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT).
Our MRI scanners are a new generation. They have a a shorter tunnel and a wider bore making claustrophobia much less of a issue for our patients.
The large machine is about four feet long and the area of interest is positioned in the centre.
The scanners are quite noisy, however patients will be given headphones and can listen to music.
If you are particularly nervous, you are welcome to visit one of our centres and see a scanner before your appointment. To arrange a visit, please call us and a member of our team will facilitate this for you.
Making an Appointment
Booking a Private Scan
We offer fast access, expert led MRI services to both self pay and privately insured patients.
Typically a private patient can be seen within 1 – 2 days with their images reported and sent back to the referrer 1 – 2 days after the scan has taken place.
You can make an appointment with us by filling in our online request form, or by calling us on 0203 519 8998 for London, 0161 738 1740 for South Manchester or 01293 534 043 for all other locations.
To have a scan with us you will need a written referral from a healthcare professional. This can be your Consultant, GP, Osteopath or Physiotherapist. If you do not have a referral please call our team and they will be happy to discuss your options.
Scans for NHS Patients
If you are an NHS Patient and would like to have a scan with us you will need to request a referral to us from your GP.