MRI SCANNING IN PADDINGTON

It's your journey

We understand that what you really want is a simple, seamless, solution to your pain. We promise that our MRI scans are simple, fast and painless to help you on your road to recovery. 

It’s simple. All you need to do is request an MRI by self-referring to our team. After a quick evaluation to ensure your eligibility, we will book you in for an MRI appointment. Just like that, you can get the answers you need to ensure you get the appropriate treatment. 

Start your healthcare journey today with a private MRI scan. Our team will be with you every step of the way. 

Stage 1: Self-refer for MRI

MRI services can be available and affordable for everybody. Nothing is stopping you from self-referring privately. Regardless of your medical history or insurance status, you can get in touch today. 

We actively review every referral to make sure having an MRI is the right thing for you. 

Stage 2: Get your MRI scan

Once we’re certain of the type of scan you need and which location is most appropriate for you, we will book an appointment that is suitable for your schedule.

This can be done as soon as the following day or within a week. All information you need will be provided before your appointment and our team will be on hand to answer any questions.

Stage 3: Get your results

Your MRI scan images will be available within hours. Our consultant radiologist will prepare a full report of findings within a few days of your appointment (7 days for a full body scan). You can choose to have this report sent to your GP or speak to one of our professional consulting staff about your results.

Stage 4: Get treatment

With all the answers provided quickly and professionally, you can now confidently select the right course of treatment and your next step towards recovery. 

Need help with that?

We can help you find the correct treatment providers through our trusted partners and extensive medical network. 

Frequent Questions

Most MRI scans are requested on a non-urgent, consultant-led basis. This means many urgent cases are given priority. The versatility of MRIs, combined with the increased safety compared to other scans, means there is more demand than places. Non-priority cases are ubject a waiting time of several months from the time when your NHS e-Referral Service appointment OR when the hospital gets your referral letter to allow for priority cases.

 

Well, it’s the National Health Service after all. It’s looking after the vast majority of patients in the UK. So, you are competing with everyone you live nearby who may have more critical healthcare concerns than you. With more people needing scans than ever before, the wait list is increasing. You can skip this queue if you opt to get a private MRI scan.

 

Also known as a private MRI scan, a self-pay MRI is where you seek treatment away from the NHS with a private GP, surgery or clinic. You will need to pay for the MRI scan but you will not need to wait for an NHS appointment. When looking for a self-pay MRI scan, you can book in directly with a private clinic.

 

Yes. If you’re willing to pay for the scan yourself, you do not need a doctor to refer you. A self-refer, self-pay scan can be booked directly with a private clinic. You can book whatever type of scan you need without a clinical referral. You should be aware that you will need to discuss your results with your GP aftwarsd or speak to an expert at the clinic.

 

Yes. Booking a scan for yourself is very common. If you are the parent, guardian or carer of another person, you can also book a scan for them. You will need to answer a few questions about their lifestyle, any preexisting conditions or potential health issues when booking.

 

Many people do not like staying in a small space for a long period of time. And inside the MRI can feel a bit claustrophobic. But if you do suffer from claustrophobia, let the team know and there are some techniques they can use to help relieve your anxiety.

 

No. There have been a lot of studies on the impact of radio waves and magnets on the body and no risks have been identified. It’s very safe.

 

First, an MRI is a bit safer. X-rays use radiation but an MRI uses magnets. Radiation in large doses is not good for you. Your GP may suggest an MRI for soft tissue injuries & concerns but an x-ray for bones. If in doubt, speak to one of our team who will be able to advise you. 

 

An MRI provides detailed images of the inside of your body so medical professionals can see all your bones, organs and soft tissue inside your body without needing to cut you open. If you’re concerned you have a disease or injury, an MRI might be useful in providing an accurate diagnosis. MRIs can also give you peace of mind that you are healthy even if you aren’t suffering from a specific issue.

 

Different scans are useful at identifying different conditions. For example, an X-Ray may provide a clearer image of injury to bone while an MRI provides better images of your soft tissue and organs. CT Scans and Ultrasounds are also useful in different ways. However, MRIs are often preferable because they do not use harmful radiation and the images can identify a wide range of conditions.

 

If you’re experiencing knee pain, have limited movement, or have suffered a recent injury, a knee MRI can look at the ligaments, muscles and tissues surrounding the knee to identify the cause of your knee pain. Our scanners can identify an issue within 45 minutes and we only need to put your lower body in the scanner for a more comfortable experience. 

 

A full body MRI is a five-part scan that looks at the brain, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis. It takes around one hour. When we perform a full body MRI, we can also offer additional blood testing on the same day for a full health assessment.

 

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