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What is an MRI scan?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic and radio waves that make pictures of organs and tissues in the body. By changing the timing of the radio wave pulses, it is possible to gain information about different types of body tissue. An MRI Scan, for instance, is able to provide clear pictures of parts of the body surrounded by bone, like the brain and the spinal cord. They are also used to examine the heart and larger blood vessels, or the liver, kidneys and spleen.
What does an MRI involve?
For a private MRI scan the patient will be asked to lie still (on back, stomach or side) on a bed which will slide into the scanner in a similar way as a conveyor belt. Although nothing can be felt during the scan some might feel uncomfortable because of the banging noise the scanner makes whilst in operation or find it claustrophobic to lie in the tunnel. Let the medical staff know if this might be a problem.
It is important, for a private MRI scan, not to wear jewellery or other metallic objects and to inform medical staff about any metal grafts, hearing aids or pacemakers. The procedure, which can take between 30 and 45 minutes, does not expose the patient to any radiation and is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and the patient can go home immediately after the test.
Private MRI scans - What to do next?
If you are concerned enough to require a private MRI scan, even if you think you are not eligible, talk to your doctor or call UKS Medical Diagnostics on 0161 969 4000 or contact us online by completing our short enquiry form found here.
Media procedures will be arranged at a convenient local site to meet your needs.