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MRI Scans

What is an MRI?

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanning is a medical investigation that uses a strong magnet and radio frequency waves to generate images of your body.

What can be diagnosed with MRI?

  • most ailments of the brain, including tumours dementias and multiple sclerosis
  • sports injuries
  • musculoskeletal problems
  • most spinal conditions/injuries
  • vascular abnormalities
  • female pelvic problems
  • Breast Cancer in the under 50's
  • prostate problems
  • some gastrointestinal tract conditions
  • certain ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions
  • soft tissue and bone pathology/conditions

Who can't have an MRI?

  • a cardiac (heart) pacemaker
  • certain clips in your head from brain operations, i.e. aneurysm clips
  •  cochlear (ear) implant
  •  metallic foreign body in your eye
  • had surgery in the last 8 weeks
  • a programmable shunt for hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain)


to refer a patient or yourself

Patients can self refer for an MRI Scan please call 01483 801013