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Book your scan today. It’s quick, easy and from £325.

Join the countless individuals who have taken control of their health journey by booking their own private MRI scan. Over 1 million people are currently waiting for diagnostic imaging in the UK, but you don’t have to be one of them.

Book yourself a private MRI at Paddington, London.

Private MRI has been created in conjunction with GPs, radiologists and secondary care consultants. Our objective is to make MRI scanning more accessible and affordable by providing more information about MRI as a diagnostic tool and access to scanning centres.

We currently have MRI centres in London Paddington and are growing our partner network, providing wider national coverage as our partner centres grow.

MRI Scanning

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a type of scan that uses a combination of strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed sequence of images that can then be reported by a radiologist to achieve a clinical diagnosis.  

MRI scanners are highly versatile and are used across many medical specialties to help make accurate diagnoses. They are commonly used to identify problems in joints and organs that cannot be seen by other types of scanning methods.

MRI Scanning


What are MRI scans for?

MRI scans are highly specialised diagnostic tools used to assess the root cause of pain or injury, prior to a formal diagnosis. 

MRI scans are particularly useful for:

Are MRI scans safe?

MRI scans are painless and safer than other scanners using radiation. MRI scans do not expose your body to the harmful and potentially dangerous radiation of an x-ray or CT scanning. The magnetic waves used during the scan have no serious effect on your body, making the scans safe for almost everyone. Exceptions to this, including pregnant women and people with pacemakers, may not be eligible for an MRI. Trained radiologists will work with you to ensure that an MRI scan is totally safe for you. 

Most patients find it to be a positive experience from start to finish. All thanks to the support and care provided by experienced MRI operators before, during, and after the scan. 

At Private MRI we have access to a range of scanning centres including a powerful 3 Tesla MRI, and “open” scanners for significantly reduced claustrophobia. The type of MRI scanner used will vary depending on your condition, lifestyle, and scanner availability. All our scans are carried out by trained MRI Operators and reported by specialist Consultant Radiologists to ensure you are safe and comfortable.

Which areas of the body do we scan?

MRIs can be used to quickly and effectively diagnose the source of pain, weakness, swelling or bleeding in and around many areas of your body. Learn more about our most popular scans below.

Other body areas we scan

Foot & Ankle
Hand & Wrist

Patient Journey

An MRI scan is often the quickest way to achieve an accurate diagnosis of a medical problem. Their versatility, reduced risk, and speed mean the waiting list for MRIs is often longer than other diagnostic testing. This can result in difficulties within the NHS with accessibility due to prioritisation and high demand.

Private MRI scans can provide a helpful alternative patient journey, offering appointments within days. Avoid the waitlist and receive results within a week for a fast, accurate diagnosis. Our team of highly trained specialists will be with you every step of the way.   

Every report is signed off by a trained radiologist and can be shared with your GP for further analysis and to begin treatment. 

Start your journey with a self-referral to us today.

Patient Journey


The first step is for you to submit a self-referral to us so we can check your eligibility.


We will book you in for your scan at whichever of our MRI clinics is most suitable for you.


Your scan images will be ready immediately, and a full report within 48 hours.


With your results and report, you can go ahead and get the right treatment.

Starting from £325

Need an MRI, ASAP? You’ve come to the right place. 

That knee or shoulder scan the NHS offered you in 9 months’ time could cost as little as £325 with us. For perspective, you could have 39 MRI scans with Private MRI in the time it takes the NHS to offer one scan. Now that’s real speed and real reliability! 

Whatever you need, we have a plan for you. If you need both knees, both shoulders, both hips, or a combination of joints scanned, we can set up an appointment within days for a reasonable price. We can even scan your whole body to check your overall health and provide peace of mind.

What will you scan? 

Price List *

Single body part

from £325

Two body parts

from £550

Multiple parts

On quotation

Images available


Report available from

48 hrs

* prices may vary depending on which centre you use

Start Today

It costs nothing to check if you are eligible for a private MRI.

Get your MRI booked today

Skip the wait and get seen when you want to, use the links below to either book your appointment online today or send us an enquiry.

An apointment can be arranged with your busy lifestyle in mind. That’s why we’ve made it easy.

If you know what MRI you need and you just need an appointment, use the book now button below.

If you are unsure or need to ask some questions, submit an enquiry form and our exceptional team can walk you through the options and give you everything you need to know to ease any questions or concerns.