Healthcare Professionals

Over 1,500 Consultants already refer to our centres including the Royal National Orthopediac Hospital (RNOH).

 

 

Refer a Private PatientRefer an NHS Patient
Referrers

How To Refer A Patient

Our upright Open MRI scanners at our centres in Leeds, London and Birmingham, use the latest technology and are designed specifically to scan patients in weight-bearing positions. The scanners also bring benefits to your clients that may suffer from anxiety or those that may suffer from claustophobia.

We are able to scan private, self-funding and NHS patients.

Images are of the highest quality for an Open system, 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 securely or on a CD, and the full diagnostics report will be sent to you within 2 working days.

How to Refer

A Private Patient

For private patients all we require is their membership details and authorisation number.

Providing the patient’s phone number will help to speed the process of booking an appointment.

How to Refer

An NHS Patient

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.

Supporting the Medical Profession

Advantages of Upright MRI

Referrals are welcomed from healthcare professionals including Consultants, Specialists, GPs, Radiology Specialist Managers, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors.

Please see our FAQs for more information or please call us to discuss any issues.

 

 

Weight-bearing position

The revolutionary design of the Upright Open MRI scanner allows MR imaging of most parts of the body.

It is particular applicable to the spine, the major joints and the pelvic floor which can be examined under physiological conditions, upright in the weight-bearing position. Traditional and open scanners may not be able to detect pathology that becomes visible only when a patient is scanned in the upright position.

Upright Open MRI scanners are also helpful:

  • As a problem-solving modality in those who have had a negative, or unhelpful ‘conventional’ MR examination
  • In patients with a ‘failed-back’ following previous surgery

 Patients can be imaged:

  • in a sitting position
  • in a flexion, extension, rotation (London) and lateral bending (London)
  • in their position of pain
  • lying down
  • standing

 

Comfortable MRI Diagnostics

The scanner is equipped with a unique patient handling system that moves the patient into the magnet and places the anatomy of interest into the centre of the magnetic field. It also can rotate the vertically-orientated patient into a horizontal position (or anywhere in between) so the patient can be scanned lying down as in conventional MRI scanning.

Patients who may also be considered for Upright MRI scans include:

  • patients who are claustrophobic or anxious and unable to tolerate the confines of a conventional scanner
  • patients who are larger and who find it difficult to into a constricted space of a conventional scanner
  • patients who are unable to lie supine whatever the reason
  • patients who need to be observed during their scan
  • children over 8 years old

Upright Open scanners provide your patients a comfortable and friendly experience.  During the scan they can see the radiographer at all times and are even able to watch television or watch a DVD.

Specialist Reporting

Each of our centres has a dedicated team of specialist reporting Consultant MSK radiologists and neuroradiologists.

We have 18 sub-specialist consultant radiologists able to provide the most informed and informative diagnosis for all patient musculoskeletal and neurological scans.

See our team here.

State-of-the-Art Technology

In our London MRI centre the scanner is a FONAR 0.6T machine, and in Leeds and Birmingham an MROpen 0.5T machine manufactured in Italy by Paramed Medical Systems.

The revolutionary design of the scanners at all locations enable patients to simply walk in and be scanned.

Have a specific 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.

Upright MRI Locations

Where To Refer

In London we can perform standing scans but we generally scan with the patient in a seated position which still shows the effect of gravity on the spine. In Leeds and Birmingham 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.

 Upright MRI

London

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

  0207 637 2888

info@uprightmri.co.uk

Supported Scans

Brain
IAMS
MRA of Head and Neck
MRA of Head and CoW
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Spine
Pelvis (orthopaedic imaging)
Individual Hips
SI Joints
Knee
Ankle
Wrist
Elbow
Soft Tissue Neck
Non contrast Circle of Willis
Non contrast carotids
Hand
Shoulder

Unsupported Scans

Heart
Liver
Prostate
Abdomen
Cervix
Contrast enhanced MRA
Kidneys

 Upright MRI

Leeds

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

  0113 231 1902

leedsinfo@uprightmri.co.uk

Supported Scans

Brain
IAMS
MRA of Head
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Spine
Pelvis (orthopaedic imaging) but unable to scan as a whole part
Individual Hips
SI Joints
Knee
Ankle
Wrist
Elbow
Hand
Shoulder

Unsupported Scans

Heart
Liver
Prostate
Abdomen
Cervix
MRA Carotid
Soft Tissue Neck
Non contrast carotids
Contrast enhanced MRA
Kidneys

 Upright MRI

Birmingham

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

  0121 456 1778

birminghaminfo@uprightmri.co.uk

Supported Scans

Brain
IAMS
MRA of Head
Cervical Spine
Thoracic Spine
Lumbar Spine
Pelvis (orthopaedic imaging) but unable to scan as a whole part
Individual Hips
SI Joints
Knee
Ankle
Wrist
Elbow
Hand
Shoulder

Unsupported Scans

Heart
Liver
Prostate
Abdomen
Cervix
MRA Carotid
Soft Tissue Neck
Non contrast carotids
Contrast enhanced MRA
Kidneys

Contracts

Become a Referrer

We take a unique approach when working with our referrers and work closely to ensure each patient receives the appropriate and best care for them. If you would like to join our panel, please fill out our contact form or give our Head of Operations, Daniel Rising a call on 07881 266037   (During normal working hours). 

Daniel will be able to chat through the options and benefits of working with us.

Are you pursuing a medico-legal claim?

Medico Legal

We are the upright and open MRI provider of choice for many of the UK’s largest medico legal companies, providing their clients who struggle with anxiety and claustrophobia an alternative to traditional supine MRI when it is required.

Upright MRI

Experts in Medico Legal

We have a great deal of experience in this area, and see many medico legal patients each and every month.

If you suffer from claustrophobia or anxiety and are pursuing a medico-legal claim, please speak to your claim manager about the possibility of being referred to one of our centres for your MRI scan.

Feel free to pass along our contact details if required – but it’s likely that they will already know how to get in touch with us.

 

Referrers

Refer Your Patients

Refer yourself and book a scan today with Upright MRI at any one of our locations: London; Birmingham; or Leeds.  At this stage all we ask is that you complete a simple form and satisfy the safety questions. We will then contact directly.

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.