Nuffield Health is Britain’s longest standing not-for-profit group of independent hospitals, with a 50 year history of caring for patients and working alongside the NHS. Their aim is to provide the highest quality healthcare that is accessible and affordable to all and they offer tailored diagnostic solutions to NHS organisations – from Foundation Trusts to GP surgeries – to businesses and other organisations, and to individual patients.
You don’t have to wait for important tests and scans with their affordable, high-quality diagnostic services, available nationwide near you. You can take advantage of Nuffield Health's range of tests and scans to help diagnose and screen for a range of conditions.
MRI scanning in the UK
Nuffield Health provides MRI scanning services through their national network of hospitals. Their experienced consultants and nurses are friendly and approachable, and can answer any questions that you may have.
Nuffield Health want to make sure that you are fully informed, so please contact them if you have any questions about MRI scanning.
MRI scan consultation
At your appointment, you will meet your radiographer who will be an expert in MRI scanning. The radiographer will be with you through the whole process, from explaining the scan and answering your questions beforehand, to performing the actual scan.
Your MRI scan appointment can take up to 40 minutes, and you’ll be lying down on the scanning bed for around half of this time. For some scans, you can bring a CD to listen to while you are in the scanner, and you can also bring a friend with you, no problem.
Your radiographer can see and hear you at all times during your scan and will be able to talk to you throughout the scan using an intercom. You will also be given a buzzer to hold which you can press to stop the scan if necessary. Read more about MRI scanning at Nuffield Health.
What is an MRI scan?
An MRI scanner uses a large, powerful magnet, radio waves and an advanced computer to take incredibly detailed images of any part of the body. This is called Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or an MRI scan.
MRI has become widely used because the pictures are so detailed that the radiologist can see even tiny abnormalities. This accuracy helps in the early detection of disease and injury, allowing effective treatment planning. There are no known side effects of an MRI scan, and it is normally a totally pain-free procedure.
MRI scan precautions
Some people should not have an MRI scan. If any of the following applies to you, please contact Nuffield Health:
You have a heart pacemaker
You have had an operation to your brain or heart
You have any type of metal implant
You have had an injury to your eyes involving metal fragments
You are, or might be pregnant
You have a kidney problem
Other scanning services offered
You are welcome to familiarise yourself with the hospital environment before your admission or treatment date. If you would like to visit the hospital, please call 0845 602 9262 and Nuffield Health will be pleased to arrange a suitable time to show you around.
To find your nearest Nuffield Health hospital, visit their website.
Tel: 0845 602 9262
Email: Online enquiry
Website: Nuffield Health
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