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Ramsay Health Care UK: MRI scans in the UK

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Ramsay Health Care offer MRI scans in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Ramsay is one of the UK's leading providers of private healthcare with 22 private hospitals, nine treatment centres and three neurological units.   


Benefit from MRI scanning available at Ramsay Hospitals

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is one of the most advanced methods of producing detailed images of the body's internal structures. MRI uses a very strong magnetic field and radio waves and thus avoids the use of X-Rays. MRI is one of the safest diagnostic imaging methods available with no known risks or side effects.


What happens during an MRI scan?

On the day of your scan you will be taken to the scanner where the full procedure will be explained to you. You will be asked to lie down on the examination couch and made comfortable so that you can lie perfectly still during the scan. Movement by the subject is the biggest single cause of an unsuccessful scan.


The MRI scan will usually last about 30 minutes, depending on the area being scanned, and the protocol requested by the Consultant Radiologist.


Sometimes it is necessary to supplement your scan with the injection of an 'MRI dye'. This shows up some structures more clearly. You should not experience any after effects of the injection or the scan itself.

Ramsay Health Care MRI scanner

You should notify the X-Ray department prior to your scan if you have ever had any metal fragments in your eyes at any time, if you cannot lie flat comfortably or you suffer from claustrophobia;  or if you have any metallic implants such as:

  • Artificial Heart Valves or a Cardiac Pacemaker
  • Cerebral aneurysm clips (sometimes used during brain surgery)
  • Any medical devices or stimulators


Your MRI scan results

Once the scan is completed, the images will be reported and the results sent to the referring clinician (your doctor).


The results will not be available instantly. Your doctor will be able to discuss the scan results with you and answer any questions you may have.

Read more about Ramsay Health Care UK. 

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To contact a Ramsay Hospital or Treatment Centre please complete the online enquiry form. This form will be forwarded to your local Ramsay facility.


Web: www.ramsayhealth.co.uk


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