The Leeds Upright MRI Centre opened in 2012 with the first Paramed MrOpen scanner in the United Kingdom.
Our highly experienced team involves the most experienced Radiologists from Leeds General Infirmary and beyond. We are already recognised as a specialist centre for solving difficult and complex imaging problems.
We offer appointments to suit your needs and can always accommodate emergencies. 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.
If you plan on using a sat-nav to find us, please use the postcode LS12 2NB – it’ll take you straight to us.
If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – you can reach us on 0113 231 1902
With our Upright Open MRI system we are easily able to perform lumbar spine applications, dynamic imaging, and weight–bearing imaging quickly and cost-effectively.
Unlike other systems, ours is totally open to the environment–making the patient relaxed, cooperative and reassured. That contributes to superior image quality and improved productivity as well as allowing maximum flexibility in customizing clinical protocols.
Apart from these clinical applications, the truly open design of the scanner makes it ideal for scanning claustrophobic patients.
Claustrophobic patients are welcome to come and view the scanner prior to their scan, to alleviate any concerns that they may have. Our team are experienced with helping those suffering from claustrophobia have an anxiety free experience at our centre.
Ease of access to MRI scans for bariatric and high BMI patients is poor across the country with some patients waiting up to a year for a suitable scan. Our scanners are capable of scanning patients up to circa 30 stone (191kg). Our specialist service for patients of this type ensures we provide Equity of Access for this significant group of patients across the country with a clinically robust, safe and effective service.
Our service is improving the experiences of this patent cohort by routinely delivering appointments within a maximum of two weeks, clinical reports by specialist UK consultant radiologists within two days and a 10% clinical audit providing the clinical rigour that underpins the whole service.
Our Upright Open MRI scanners allow imaging under the influence of gravity or weight-bearing. There is a growing body of published clinical evidence 1 that supports the benefit to some patients of having a scan in the position under which they are experiencing pain or other symptoms, a situation that is not necessarily achieved with a conventional tunnel scanner. Image quality is of a diagnostic quality suitable for specialist consultant radiologists to deliver a clinical report for patients. The results of the scan are routinely delivered in 48 hours often sooner. The upright or weight-bearing position of the scan also provides a patient-friendly experience. During the scan patients can see the radiographer at all times, are able to watch TV or a DVD and can simply walk out when the scan is complete.
Many patients find having a scan even with an oral sedation a traumatic experience that can not be entertained. In these cases, typically the only other alternatives besides coming to an Open and Upright scanner like ours is to either have an MRI under a general anaesthetic or have another less clinically-suitable diagnostic scan. There are inherent clinical risks with all medical procedures and scans under General Anaesthetic so avoiding these types of scans if there are other suitable alternatives is most often the more sensible route for patients. Our scanners are increasingly meeting this need for both patients and healthcare providers where there are also clear financial savings as well as first and foremost the above clinical benefits.
Many thanks for all your kind care and attention during my MRI scans with you yesterday afternoon. Everyone is so helpful and calm! It made for a very smooth and efficient time.Thanks also for fitting me in at such short notice!
To all the staff at the London Upright MRI Centre: Thank you so much for your professionalism, care, and kindness.I could not have completed the Brain MRI without your preparation beforehand and care on the day.
The radiographer was absolutely lovely, so kind, reassuring and understanding. I had a bad experience elsewhere but this was stress free, easy and no problem. Reception staff were so welcoming. Thank you!
I was most impressed with all the treatment I had. I would just like to thank you all -the lady who took MRI was very nice. I had an excellent experience.
I am claustrophobic, and this is the first time I’ve been in a upright scanner. It was brilliant compared to ordinary MRIs
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