MRI Scans Harley Street From £199
Dr Hammad Malik: MBBS, BSc (Clinical Sciences), MRCGP is a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the General Medical Council and the Medical Protection Society.
For further information, please call Dr Malik on 0207 060 6789 or e-mail: email@example.com
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan or medical imaging technique that is frequently used in diagnostic radiology. Harley Street GP uses the most up to date modern MRI technology to visualise the internal structures of the body in detail. Health conditions affecting organs, tissue and bone can be safely and painlessly diagnosed.
An MRI scanner is a large tube that contains a series of powerful magnets. You will be asked to lie inside the tube during the scan. Many patients feel anxious or nervous at the outset, anticipating discomfort; this is understandable and you will be completely reassured and put at your ease by our caring and expert team. There are also scanners called Wide Open MRI which are available for children or claustrophobic patients as they are not enclosed.
MRI scans are non invasive and can be used to investigate almost any part of the body including the:
The magnetic field and radio wave energy can make pictures of the muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and other areas around a joint. These can usually be seen better with an MRI than with X-ray, ultrasound or CT scanning.
MRI scans can view the heart chambers, valves and coronary blood flow (MRA). This allows an assessment of anatomy and function such as valve disease, calcified atheromatous plaques in the coronary arteries and more.
An MRI scan can be used to help examine the brain to diagnose tumours and damage following a stroke. Neurological symptoms such as headaches and dizziness can also be investigated with this imaging modality.
MRI scanning can be used to help differentiate suspicious soft tissue growths in the body. Complex detailed images of soft tissue can differentiate between normal and diseased tissue, aiding diagnosis of tumours.
What does an MRI scan cost?
The cost of an MRI scan will vary according to your specific requirement. Dr Malik at harleystreetgp will make a detailed assessment and discuss this with you, without complex jargon.