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We offer MRI scanning for those patients who are anxious about being scanned in a conventional MRI scanner and for those with back pain problems which may not show up on a conventional machine. Best practice has shown that administering GA or sedation may not result in the best images. In addition there are issues surrounding the extra cost and patient safety. We can also prevent blockages in the patient pathway which may have cost or time implications for your overstretched imaging departments and waiting lists.

We are able to scan private, self-funding and NHS patients. For all patients we require their clinical details so that we are scanning the correct area of the body to get the best diagnosis possible, the table below shows those areas we can scan. For private patients all we require is their membership details and authorization number and for NHS patients we need a letter of approval from the fundholder to say that they will fund the scan. Providing the patient’s phone number will help to speed the process of booking an appointment.

The scanner in London has a 0.6 Tesla field strength and in Leeds / Birmingham 0.5 Tesla. Images are of the highest quality and our experienced Consultant Radiologists are able to provide a report for you within 48 hours of the scan being performed. We are able to send images via the Internet Exchange Portal (IEP) or on a CD, the report can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.

In London we can perform standing scans but mostly we scan with the patient in the sitting position which still shows the effect of gravity on the spine. In Leeds we currently scan in a seated or slightly tilted position or lying down.

Our staff and Radiologists are always available to help answer your questions and to advise you as necessary.

 

Part

London

Leeds / Birmingham

Brain

   

IAMS

   

MRA of Head and Neck

   

Cervical Spine

   

Thoracic Spine

   

Lumbar Spine

   

Heart

Liver

Pelvis (orthopaedic imaging)

 

Unable to scan as a whole part

Individual Hips

   

SI Joints

   

Prostate

Abdomen

Cervix

Knee

   

Ankle

   

Wrist

   

Elbow

   

Soft Tissue Neck

 

Non contrast Circle of Willis

 

Non contrast carotids

 

Contrast enhanced MRA

Kidneys

Hand

   

Shoulder

   

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