MRI scans offered by InHealth
An MRI scan is a painless and safe test that is used to create
images of inside of your body. The scanner used sends out strong magnetic
fields and radiowaves that create the images. MRI scans create high quality
images of the body and they can be useful where other tests do not give
thorough enough information. Procedures usually take around 20minutes, but it
is possible that your scan could last for an hour.
MRI scans do not use the X-rays so the possible concerns
that are associated with x-rays and CT scans are not associated with MRI scans.
Open MRI scans
InHealth offers open MRI scans that at Croydon MRI Centre.
It was the first high field open scanner available in the UK. This scanner is
truly open and allows the patient to have an unobstructed view whilst they are
having their scan. This scanner is particularly suitable for patients who might
be claustrophobic, anxious, prefer to have an open MRI scan, bariatric or have
limited mobility. The open scanner is particularly beneficial for children,
newborns and elderly patients.
After your scan
After you’ve had your scan, the radiographer who performed
the scan will not be able to provide you with a diagnosis or analysis of your
scan. The doctor or medical professional who sent you for the referral will
receive your report and you can call to check that it has been received before
you make an appointment. InHealth will be in contact with you, if they need to
undertake any further tests and investigations.