We have been open for over 11 years and regularly receive referrals from over 2500 clinicians.
We always aim to see you as soon as you need, often within a week of your initial request. We always try to cater for emergency requests.
Located at FKS House, 40-44 Newman Street, W1T 1QD, we are in the heart of London and only a few minutes walk from Goodge Street Underground Station.
If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – you can reach us on 0207 637 2888
The revolutionary design of FONAR’s Upright™ MRI allows patients to simply walk in and be scanned. The Upright™ MRI allows all parts of the body, particularly the spine and joints, to be imaged in the weight bearing state. The system is equipped with a unique MRI-compatible motorized patient handling system that will move the patient into the magnet and place the anatomy of interest into the centre of the magnet gap. It can also rotate the vertically-oriented patient into a horizontal position so the patient can be scanned lying down as in conventional MRI scanning
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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We are approved by all the major private insurance providers for MRI.