. How soon can you arrange a scan?
With some of our centers we can arrange a scan within 1-2 business days however with some centers this can take up to 5-7 business days to arrange a scan. Depends on the city, modality, availability etc.
. What is covered in the “Scan” price?
The scan price covers the Scan, CD of the scan images and the Radiologist report. Scan price does not include referral fee and after scan consultations.
. What is referral fee?
This fee is paid prior submitting the online Medical Questionnaire in order for this to be forwarded to a Doctor for medical review, who will confirm appropriate scan based on the information provided. Please note this is a non-refundable fee however in the case where the Doctor refuses to provide you with a referral, this fee will be returned to you.
. How do I make payments?
You can pay online via a secure link that will be provided by our booking team. We do not accept cash/cheques or payment at the centre. Please note we also do not provide financing.
. When do I pay for the scan?
You have to pay after your scan(s) is confirmed by the Doctor during the medical review and final quote given by our booking team. Once your payment is received a booking request for your scan is sent to the appropriate imaging centre.
. How soon are the reports available?
Some of the imaging centres can provide the radiologist report within 1 to 3 business days however with some other imaging centres this may take up to a week or more.
. Who studies the scan
The scan report is prepared by a UK certified radiologist.
. What is shown in the report?
The report highlights any abnormality noticed by the Radiologist for the region of the body scanned.
. Can I take the report to NHS or to my consultant?
Yes, you can take the report and the CD of the images to any GP/NHS/Consultant.
. Do you do paediatric scans?
Yes, there are some locations that do paediatric scans. We recommend you contact us first before you submit a medical questionnaire.
. Do you do Cardiac MRI scans?
No, we currently do not provide Cardiac MRI scans. We can, however, refer you to an ECG.
. Where are your centres?
We have centres across the UK and we work on adding centres all the time. Please look at our website and search for centres in your area.
. What is the price for MRI?
MRI starts from £270, but it depends on location and imaging centre, type of MRI scan (The body part that has to be scanned), availability of the scan.
. How does the booking process work?
1. The patient needs to fill an online “Medical Questionnaire” together with the referral fee of £50.
2. The form goes to a doctor/specialist – who will review and approve the requested scan or recommends a relevant scan or course of action. The doctor may approach the patient for more information. (We will refund the referral fee only if the doctor refuses to refer for a scan.)
3. We will give you a final quote based on the doctor’s referral and the imaging centre availability to perform your scan and ask you to pay for your scan(s) via an online secure link. Once the payment is received we will send your referral to the imaging centre.
4. The patient will be contacted by the imaging centre usually within 2 business days to agree on suitable date and time of the appointment and goes in for the scan. The booking process can take up to a week to confirm date and time.
5. Once received, the copy of the report will be sent to the patient and the referring doctor via email. ”
. What is an MRI scan?
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scan uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to detailed views of the organs, tissues and skeletal system. It is a non-invasive way to diagnose body structure and problems by producing high-resolution images.
. When is an MRI scan performed?
“To detect brain and spine problems like strokes, tumours and aneurysms.
To measure metabolical changes in the brain – Functional MRI.
To analyse the disorders of the eye and inner ear.
To detect the problems with internal organs like Liver, Kidney, Pancreas.
To measure the size of the heart, the thickness of heart walls and other structural changes.
To analyse the bone and joint abnormalities, infections and tumours in soft tissues.
To detect breast cancer.”
. How is MRI Scan different from CT Scan?
“MRI can show clearer differences between normal and abnormal tissue while CT Scans can sometimes provide more details about the hearts, lungs, pelvis, hips, reproductive systems, bladder and gastrointestinal tract.
MRI Scans are safe and are commonly used for preventive checks.
MRI Scans does not involve any radiation, while CT Scans involves radiation.
MRI Scans takes more time than CT Scans and are generally more noisier.”
. What are the different types of MRI Scanners available?
“a. 1.5 Tesla MRI – These are conventional or standard MRI machines (Used by NHS in most of their scans)
b. 3 Tesla MRI ( 3T MRI) – produces higher resolution images, are less noisy and are quicker than 1.5 Tesla MRI.
c. Open Upright MRI – for claustrophobic and bariatric patients. In this MRI machine, a patient can stand or sit on a chair while having the Scan.
d. Open MRI machine – it is for Claustrophobic patients, but the patient has to lay down on the bed. ”
. What body regions can be scanned?
Abdomen, Adrenal Glands, Angiography, Appendix, Back, Bile Ducts, BIliary Tract, Bladders, Blood Vessels, Bones, Bowel, Brain, Breast, Cervical Spine, Cervix, Chest, Cirrhosis, Crohn’s Disease, Disc, Enterography, Fallopian Tube, Fetus, Full Body, Gallbladder, Head, Heart, Joint, Kidney, Liver, Lumbar Spine, Lymph Nodes, MRA, MRE, Neck, Ovaries, Pancreas, Pelvis, Penis, Prostate, Scrotum, Shoulder, Small Bowel, Spine, Spleen, Testicles, Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Urethra, Uterus, Vasculitis, Vertebrae.
. Are all centres certified?
All centres are certified by CQC
. What locations do we offer?
Please refer to our map on our website which has details of locations where we offer scans. Not all types of scans are offered at all locations.