MRI Scans

Here at Diagnostic Healthcare we provide our clients with number of diagnostic services including MRI Scans. Whether you are a private patient or NHS patient with whom we have an on-going partnership,  we can offer state-of-the-art equipment and excellent client care. We are an industry leader in our field. We have facilities providing MRI Scans in the North West of England including both Manchester and Liverpool. If you require an appointment please don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 929 5679

Here are some of the benefits of dealing with Diagnostic Healthcare:

1) Immediate access to appointments

2) Affordable price of £325 per scan including reporting (no hidden cost)

3) Results within 5 working days

4) Qualified experienced team of consultant radiologists and MR radiographers.

What is MRI?

MRI means Magnetic Resonance Imaging. An MRI uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the inside of your body. It is a non-invasive, painless, diagnostic scan which provides a detailed picture, allowing the radiologist to see internal organs.

An MRI scan can create clear pictures of most parts of the body. So, it is useful for all sorts of reasons where other tests (such as X-rays) do not give enough information required. It is commonly used to get detailed pictures of the brain and spinal cord, to detect abnormalities and tumours. Even torn ligaments around joints can be detected by an MRI scan. So, it is being used more and more following sports injuries.

The MRI scan can be used to detect the early stages of many conditions. Download our Diagnostic MRI leaflet

This early detection greatly improves patient outcomes.

Is it safe, does it hurts?

Unlike traditional X-rays and CT scans MRI does not require the use of ionising radiation. The MRI examination poses almost no risk to the average patient when appropriate safety guidelines are followed.

Although the strong magnetic field is not harmful in itself, implanted medical devices that contain metal may malfunction or cause problems during an MRI exam.

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How is the procedure performed?

You will be positioned on the moveable examination table. Straps may be used to help you stay still and maintain the correct position during imaging. Small devices that contain coils capable of sending and receiving radio waves may be placed around or adjacent to the area of the body being studied.

If a contrast material will be used in the MRI exam, a nurse or radiographer will insert an intravenous line (IV) into a vein in your hand or arm. A saline solution may be used. The solution will drip through the IV to prevent blockage of the IV line until the contrast material is injected. This helps to enhance the images usually in parts of the body which has poor natural contrast.
You’ll be given either ear defenders or ear plugs to wear because of the scanner noise and an emergency bell if you need to call the radiographer during procedure.

How long will it take and when I will get my result?

  • Most scans take around 20 minutes but can take up to 1hour, depending on the area being scanned.
  • A radiologist will examine the images shortly after your visit and send a report to your doctor or consultant, normally within five days.
  • You’ll need to make an appointment with your doctor or consultant to get.

Preparation for MRI

  • You do not need to fast or follow special diet unless specified.
  • MRI scanners use powerful magnetic fields. Metal items can distort MRI images and may be a safety hazard if they become attracted to the magnetic field, so before your scan you must remove all external metallic and electronic items. This includes items such as watches, jewellery, hairpins, keys, coins and mobile phones. You should also remove any wigs, dentures, make-up and hearing aids you are wearing.
  • You should wear clothing without metal zips, fasteners, buttons, belts or buckles.

Our Location

We have MRI facilities located in the North West of England including both Manchester and Liverpool, if you require an appointment please call us on 0844 335 8993.

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MRI Information

Is any preparation necessary? There is no special preparation for an MRI scan and you can eat and drink normally on the day of the scan. It is, however, best not to have large amounts of coffee or other food and drink that may make you restless. Before the scan you will be asked to …

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Am I at Risk?

Who is eligible for an MRI Scan? MRI Scans cannot be performed in the following circumstances: If you have an implanted pacemaker, defibrillator or simulator. If you have an electronic/electric implant in the body, which cannot be removed. If you are in the first trimester of pregnancy. If you have metal fragments dispersed in different …

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Breast MRI Scans

Breast MRI Scans MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that cannot be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound. Breast MRI scans can be performed at all our locations. Your results will be sent by post to your home and to your GP or consultant, five days …

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How do I make an appointment?

To refer yourself for a private MRI scan or for an MRI scan on the NHS you can make an appointment, by calling Diagnostic Healthcare on 0161 929 5679. You can choose from a wide range of convenient appointment times for your MRI scan, whether private or on the NHS including weekends and evenings. Please …

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does an MRI scan show? How long does the MRI scan take? Are there any risks from the examination? Who analyses the images? Do you really have to keep still? What is the difference between an MRI and a CT scan? Why do you need my previous x-rays, CT’s and MRI scans? What if …

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Location

Your MRI scan can be performed in the following locations: North Locations (click on the image for the locations) Midlands Locations (click on the image for the locations) South Locations (click on the image for the locations) Call our enquiry line for more information 0844 335 8993.

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Training

Our Training program MRI consultancy and training Diagnostic Healthcare (DHC) and European MRI Consultancy (EMRIC) have established a UK base platform for MRI courses. We provide basic, advanced and specialised expert courses. We offer lectures and provide on-site and in-company training courses. We also train and teach in educational centres and universities around the world. …

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