Hospital Beds in England and Wales  after corona changes. The NHS is changing the way that it provides care, so that patients can get the right treatment at the right time. This means that there will be fewer outpatient appointments available in some areas of England and Wales. This is because many people will be…

Private MRI scans   Secure Scanners  Private MRI scan  is the best way to make an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Visit Secure Scanners info pages for more details about what an MRI scan involves and the  cost and procedure.  

How do mri scans work MRI scanners produce a strong magnetic field that forces protons in the human body to align with it. A radiofrequency current is then pulsed through the patient which stimulates these protons, causing them to spin out of equilibrium and strain against the pull of the magnetic field.

How long does an MRI scan take MRI scan of one body area typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes. MRI is short for magnetic resonance imaging. This scan uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of organs, tissues and the skeletal system. It is a non-invasive way to diagnose conditions and…

Following your scan you will be able to go home. You can eat, drink and resume your normal activities straight away. If you have had a contrast injection you may be required to remain in the waiting room for up to 30 minutes, following this your cannula plastic tube will be removed. You may be…

You will notice once the scan begins it is very loud; this noise is created due to the magnetic fields. We will provide you with earplugs and ensure these are fitted correctly before starting the scan. If your scan is particularly lengthy you may start to feel slightly warm. This is due to the radiofrequency…

The MRI scan is very noisy, the length of the scan will vary depending on the area of the body to be examined; times can range from 20 minutes to two hours.  You will be asked to lie on a couch and keep as still as possible; you will be given earplugs and headphones to…

Before your scan the radiographer may ask you to change into a hospital gown, where necessary. Please feel free to bring your own dressing gown or metal-free clothing with you. You will be asked to place your belongings in a secure locker, no metallic items such as coins, watches, phones or cards can be taken…