About Upright MRI

We are the largest and longest established operator of upright and open MRI technology in the UK, and the first to offer this alternative form of medical imaging to the general public.

 

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Our History

Upright MRI has long been providing upright and open MRI scans in the UK. In fact our first location opened in Central London in 2006, and was followed by a clinic in Leeds in 2012 and Birmingham in 2014.

More recently, in 2016 we became the first MRI operator to allow patients to ‘self-refer’ for an MRI, i.e. without the need of a referral from a GP.

Over the years we have worked hand in hand with the manufacturers of the MRI scanners to ensure the best possible images are obtained, and we have partnered companies on a number of research projects, including British Gymnastics, the FIA (the governing body of motorsport) and a variety of hospital and university departments.

We also hold contracts and agreements with a number of prominent NHS trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups, and assist many others on an ad-hoc basis.

Have a Question?

Read our FAQs

Our FAQ section can answer many of your questions, however if you have a question that is not there or you would like to discuss a diagnostic scan with us then please contact one of our friendly team members at any one of our locations or complete our contact form. We will be pleased to help.

Our Experience

Our staff have a great deal of experience in ensuring that patients’ concerns are addressed, and that they have a comfortable and pleasant experience at our centres. Our consultant radiologists are some of the most experienced and well-regarded MSK and Neuro radiologists in the country. In the years we have been open we have successfully scanned more than 50,000 patients, both directly and those referred to us by over 5,500 medical professionals.

If you choose to come to us for an upright and open MRI scan, you can rest assured that our experience in this area is unmatched.  

Patient Testimonial

I am claustrophobic, and this is the first time I’ve been in an upright scanner. It was brilliant compared to ordinary MRIs

Upright MRI Patient

Experience

We are the largest and longest established operator of upright and open MRI technology in the UK, and we were the first provider to offer this alternative form of medical imaging to the general public.

Patient Care

Our staff have a great deal of experience in ensuring that patients’ concerns are addressed, and that they have a comfortable and pleasant experience at our centres.

Latest Technology

We are the only company worldwide to operate both the Fonar Indomitable 0.6T and Paramed MrOpen 0.5T MRI scanners – the only two fully open MRI scanners designed for weight bearing and positional imaging.

Meet the Team

The Upright MRI Team

We pride ourselves in having built a fantastic team of highly professional and friendly staff to look after your care. Our Radiologists have vast experience in operating Upright and Open MRI scanners, and we have 18 sub-specialist consultant radiologists able to provide the most informed and informative diagnosis for all patient musculoskeletal and neurological scans.

Isha Yadav

Clinical Lead Radiographer
The London Upright MRI Centre

Isha has over 14 years’ experience in radiography, and 11 years’ experience in MRI. She originally trained and worked at one of the most prominent medical facilities in India, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. She joined our London centre in 2008, and was appointed as theSuperintendent Radiographer in 2010 – and having worked with this technology for almost ten years, is the most experienced upright and open MRI radiographer in the country.

Helen Haigh

Imaging Services Manager
The Leeds Upright MRI Centre

Helen has 13 years’ experience within the field of MRI having worked at large NHS teaching hospitals, as well as within the private healthcare sector. She has been the Superintendent Radiographer at the Leeds centre since it opened in 2012, and has spent the six years since then working closely with the manufacturer of the scanner – which was the first of its type in the UK – to further develop it’s sequences and applications.

Sarah Masters

Imaging Services Manager
The Birmingham Upright MRI Centre

Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in radiography and 18 years’ experience in MRI,working in both the NHS and private sectors. She has been the Superintendent Radiographer at the Birmingham centre since it opened in 2014, and pridesherself on her 100% success rate with claustrophobic patients. Her favourite aspect of the role is taking the time to ensure that each and every patient she sees has the best possible experience.

Meet the Team

Reporting Radiologists

Our radiologists provide the most informed and informative diagnosis for all patient musculoskeletal and neurological scans

London

Dr Sarah Burnett-Moore

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

St John and St Elizabeth and King Edwards VIIs Hospital

Dr Asif Saifuddin

Consultant Spinal Radiologist

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Dr Sajid Butt

Consultant Radiologist

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Dr Chandra Thakkar

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Barts and the London NHS Trust

Dr Abhinav Singh

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Imperial College

 

Dr Polly Richards

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Barts and the London NHS Trust

Leeds

Dr Harun Gupta

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Leeds General Infirmary & St James’s University Hospital

Dr Dominic Barron

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Leeds General Infirmary

Dr Sarah Burnett-Moore

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

St John and St Elizabeth and King Edwards VIIs Hospital

Dr Abhinav Singh

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Imperial College

 

Dr Chandra Thakkar

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Barts and The London NHS Trust

 

 

Birmingham

Dr Stephen James

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr Mark Davies

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Dr Rajesh Botchu

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Professor Vijay Sawlani

Consultant Neuroradiologist

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Dr Anish Patel

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

 

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Our Videos

Please take some time and watch our videos. Hear some patient experiences, and feel calmer after after watching our video about claustophobia and anxiety.

Where We Are

Our Centres

Please do contact us to discuss your requirements.  You can either do this by calling any one of our centres at the numbers below. 

We are here to help you on your Health journey.

 Upright MRI

London

We opened in London in 2006, and at the time were the first and only company offering open and upright MRI to the general public.

Located in Central London, just off of Oxford Street, we are extremely accessible, and within a few minutes’ walk of both Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road underground stations.

Our address is:

The London Upright MRI Centre
FKS House
40-44 Newman Street
W1T 1QD

  0207 637 2888

info@uprightmri.co.uk

 Upright MRI

Leeds

The Leeds centre opened in 2012, bringing open and upright MRI across North of England.

The centre is located in Tower Court on Armley Road, and we are easily accessible by public transport. Tower Court is less than 2 miles from the City Centre and has ample parking space.

Our address is:

The Leeds Upright MRI Centre
Tower Court
Armley Road
Leeds
LS12 2LY

  0113 231 1902

leedsinfo@uprightmri.co.uk

 Upright MRI

Birmingham

The Birmingham centre opened in 2014, serving those who live across the Midlands and Wales.

We are located on Calthorpe Road, in the heart of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter. Calthorpe Road is 2 miles from Birmingham New Street Station, and has ample parking space.

Our address is:

The Birmingham Upright MRI Centre
38 Calthorpe Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 1TS

  0121 456 1778

birminghaminfo@uprightmri.co.uk

Have a Question?

Read our FAQs

Our FAQ section can answer many of your questions, however if you have a question that is not there or you would like to discuss a diagnostic scan with us then please contact one of our friendly team members at any one of our locations or complete our contact form. We will be pleased to help.

Patient Testimonials

We pride ourselves on the feedback we have from our Patients. We are rated Excellent on Doctify. Read patient reviews below.

Patients and Referrers

Start Your Journey

Book an MRI scan directly with us by completeing the Self referral form.  We will then contact you to discuss your specific requirements, and confirm the costs with you.

OR

if you are a Referrer wishing to refer a patient complete our online forms.

Speak to the team

Get in Touch

Call us on 020 7637 2888 or complete our enquiry form if you would like to discuss an MRI scan with Upright MRI.

Our friendly team members are on hand and will be more than happy to help with any questions that you may have.