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MRI

We are proud to be the first private hospital in the region to offerstatic 3T MRI scanning. Investing in technology like this means your scan results will have improved accuracy versus less powerful machines and will provide your consultant with a confident diagnosis faster. 

You might need to have an MRI scan for a variety of reasons, but this type of scan is commonly used for brain, liver, postate, womb, heart and blood vessels, nerves, tendons, muscles and spines. Consultants will use the results of your scan to diagnose conditions, plan treatments and asses how effective treatment has been. 

When you arrive

Your comfort during your visit is our priority. From the moment you arrive, our supportive nursing staff and helpful administrative teams will be there to ensure you experience first-class healthcare.

An MRI scan will usually take between 30-45 minutes to complete and is carried out by a radiographer.

Sometimes it’s necessary to inject a contrast agent (dye), which provides our experienced radiographers with a better image of specific vessels. We will fully explain this at your appointment and answer any questions you may have.

Prior to going into the scan room, you’ll be asked to remove any metallic objects and, in most cases, change into a hospital gown after filling out your registration form with the radiographer.

The radiographer will then ask you to lay on the MRI table and will position you in the best way for your scan. They will then leave the room and will be able to speak to you through a surround sound system. The scan can be quite noisy, so headphones will be provided and you can listen to music of your choice. Once the scan is complete, the radiographer will come back into the room and you will be free to change out of your gown. 

Please note, certain health conditions means some patients are unable to have an MRI scan. This includes:

• Women who are pregnant
• Patients who have a pacemakers and certain heart valves. If this applies to you, please let us know your valve model
• Patients who have aneurysm clips
• Patients who have metal within the eye (an X-ray may be required if you’re not sure)

Same day appointments

We know that when it comes to your health, having fast access to services such as diagnostics can minimise unnecessary worry and frustration.

If you have an existing referral from your GP, physiotherapist or other medical provider, we can provide same day MRI appointments. Simply request an appointment here or call us directly on: 01625 545 036

Please note: you must be referred for this scan by a medical professional.

Need help with your booking?

If you have private medical cover, our friendly business office team can liaise with your insurance company on your behalf, arranging everything you need to start your treatment with us.

If you are self-funding your treatment, our team can provide pricing details for your consultations, diagnostics and procedures and book your appointment too.

Talk to us

Have a question? You can talk to someone on our friendly team by phone 01625 545 036 or contact us online.

Referring a patient

If you are a medical professional looking to refer your patient to us, you can download a radiology booking form. Once you have completed the form, you can either email it to us at thewilmslowhospital@hcahealthcare.co.uk or fax it to 01625 545 099.

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