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MRI Scanning

365 days on NHS*

    • Same-day* and evening scanning available
    • Whole and part body MRI scans
    • Report available to clinicians within 2 working days
    • Call our patient booking team if you need an MRI scan
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Scan price from £400

At Kingsbridge North West Private Hospital in we aim to provide same day MRI scanning.* 

 

*same day scans, subject to availability 

State-of-the-Art MRI Scans at Our MRI Centre – Book Your Appointment Today

Here at the North West Independent Hospital, we offer MRI diagnostic imaging services at our state-of-the-art MRI Centre. These services are operated by Alliance Medical, one of Europe’s largest providers of MRI diagnostic imaging services.

What is MRI?

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a medical scanning procedure that uses radio waves and strong magnetic fields to create detailed images of various parts of the body. Able to produce images of the inside of the body, MRI is one of the most insightful and innovative of all diagnostic scanning procedures.

We use MRI scanning to examine many parts of the body, including:

  • the bones and joints
  • the spinal cord and brain
  • breasts
  • internal organs such as the womb, prostate gland and liver
  • the heart and blood vessels

Your MRI scan results can be used to help us to diagnose and treat a number of different conditions. Further MRIs can help us to assess how effective your prescribed treatments have been and whether we need to plan further treatments.

What Happens During an MRI Scan?

We aim to ensure that you are totally comfortable and at ease during every stage of the MRI scanning procedure. The process can last between 15 and 90 minutes, during which time you will need to lie as still as possible. The scanner will be operated by one of our experienced radiographers who will ensure you know how long your scan is going to last and what to expect.

You will be in a separate room, but you will have direct contact with the radiographer at all times through the intercom system. They will also be able to see you on their monitor during each stage of the scan to ensure you are comfortable and everything is as it should be.

During certain parts of the scan, you will hear loud tapping noises. This is nothing to worry about; it is simply the scanner coils being switched on and off. We will give you headphones or earplugs to wear for your comfort and safety.

How Should I Prepare for My Scan?

Unless you are told otherwise by your doctor or one of our consultants, there are usually no special preparations before an MRI scan. We do ask that you try to wear clothes without any metal fastenings such as zips, buckles or hooks, and that you leave jewellery and other valuable possessions at home. We will also ask you to complete a patient questionnaire so that we can assess your suitability for an MRI scan. For example, if you have a pacemaker or specific metal implants, you may not be suited to this type of procedure.

Leading the Way in Diagnostic Scanning – Book Your Appointment Today

Here at the North West Independent Hospital, we offer a wide range of diagnostic assessments designed to help us investigate a number of conditions. An MRI scan can be very beneficial in giving us insight into what is going on inside your body and in guiding us towards the most suitable treatment for you. We have years of experience of working with MRI and other medical examination technologies.

The MRI centre within NWIH is operated by Alliance Medical MRI. Their direct line is 028 777 65960

FAQ’s For Referring Clinicians

Why Choose the MRI Scanning Service at Kingsbridge Private Hospital?

We aim to provide same day scanning in the vast majority of cases. Once we have the received the referral simply call us on 02877763090 or email infonw@kingsbridgeprivatehospital.com and we will create an appointment slot that suits the patient. Our images are all reported by consultant NHS Radiologists within 48 hours of the appointment. The report is then sent to the referring clinician. 

Who can refer for an MRI Scan?

GP Referrals: Patients can be referred by their Consultant Medical Doctor or their General Practitioners as shown in the guidelines published by the Royal College of Radiologists.

Physio Referrals: Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths can also refer for scans relating to their field of speciality. For example, Chiropractors can only refer for Spines; in accordance with the joint publication between the Royal College of Radiologists and the professional bodies representing the respective Allied Health Professions entitled “Clinical Imaging Requests from Non-Medically Qualified Professionals” 

What is required to refer?

The referrer must be a recognised clinician who is adequately trained and whom remain competent to refer via continued professional development. In accordance with the MHRA guidelines referrers must provide accurate patient details, referrer details, the region to be scanned and the appropriate clinical information to justify the examination. This information should all be entered into our referral form and the referral form sent via one of our various submission options, this includes email, online booking form or fax.

Why opt for MRI Scanning?

It provides clear, detailed images for a variety of pathology. Including, but not exhaustive:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Neurological problems
  • Spinal problems
  • Vascular problems
  • Soft tissue abdominal/pelvic pathology
  • Bowel problems
  • ENT conditions

An MRI emits no radiation and has no known detrimental effects on the patient. It is a safe painless procedure.

Who can not have an MRI scan?

For safety reasons, patients with the following implants are not suitable for this procedure due to the strong magnetic fields used in MRI:

  • Cardiac Pacemaker/Defibrillator
  • Aneurysm Clips
  • Cochlear Implant
  • Programmable Hydrocephalus shunt

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information to set up your consultation or for further information about MRI Scans, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

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Patient Testimonials

"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient

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