Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning has been in use for over 40 years and has no known side-effects.

It uses a large, powerful magnet, radio waves and an advanced computer to take incredibly detailed images of the relevant part of your body.

MRI has become widely used because the pictures are so detailed that the radiologist can see even tiny changes. It helps identify problems in soft tissue in particular – nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons. MRI scanning is also widely used to investigate the brain, heart, bones, joints, breasts and other organs such as the lungs and the liver. This accuracy helps in the early detection of disease and injury, allowing effective treatment planning.

You may feel concerned about your MRI scan, but we don’t want you to worry. Our highly-experienced team are friendly and approachable, and are here to help and guide you through the diagnostic process.

MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T MRI scanner

MAGNETOM Sola 1.5T scanner is a new generation of MRI scanner

The MRI system from Siemens Healthineers combines 1.5T field strength with BioMatrix Technology. BioMatrix technology enables automatic adjustment to patient bio-variability, reducing unwanted variation and the need for rescans while supporting predictable scheduling and consistent, high-quality personalised.

As well as being a state-of-the-art complex MRI scanner with extremely high-quality images and faster scan times, the new Siemens Sola 1.5 T MRI is also shorter and wider, giving patients a more spacious feel.

Its multiple functions allow patients with breathing difficulties or claustrophobia to have their scan in a shorter time while maintaining the same consistently high image quality. The team offer patients mood lighting, music and a feature panel with relaxing cloud scenes, helping to create a calming environment.  

This means delivering the highest quality images which provide a high level of diagnostic confidence.

Health concerns may include:

  • certain heart problems - MRI scans capture images of your heart including the valves and blood vessels, helping to diagnose heart defects or disease.
  • brain and spinal cord conditions - MRI scans can be used to help analyse the brain for tumours, possible causes of a headache and abnormal tissue growth.
  • tumours, cysts and other anomalies in parts of the body - MRI scans can produce detailed imges of soft tissues, which show the difference between normal and diseased tissue such as a tumour. The scan can also check whether a tumour is growing or shrinking.
  • breast cancer screening for those at high risk
  • joint injuries - knee, shoulder, back, for example - MRI scans are often used to look at tissue around the joint and bones, and can help to diagnose injuries to the joint. It will also detect conditions such as arthritis or tendon tears.
  • liver disease and other organs in the abdomen (stomach, gallbladder, intestines)
  • investigating pelvic pain in women.


MRI Scan single area


MRI Two parts body


MRI Three parts body


MRI Four parts body


MRI Liver including contrast


MR Arthrogram


MRI Breast


MRI Prostate


MR angiography – one part body


MR angiography – two part body


Multiparametric MRI of prostate


MRI Cardiac - anatomy 


MRI Cardiac - function 


MRI Cardiac - viability / fibrosis 


MRI Cardiac - flow 


MRI Cardiac - stress perfusion 


MRI Cardiac - angiography (MRA) 


*The above prices are guide prices only and subject to change at any given time. Diagnostic scans and investigations are not part of the guide price. The guide price indicates the starting price for the treatment.

The cost of treatment will be made clear to you before you proceed with any tests, scans, consultations, or treatment. Please read our terms and conditions. If you have private medical insurance please follow the guidance here.

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