MRI Scan

MRI scans are used to examine, reassure and identify a number of conditions including chronic migraines, back pain and torn ligaments.

Our MRI scans are reported by Consultant Radiologists, which ensures that you receive the highest level of care every time.

As NHS waiting times for MRI scans can be variable, it is sometimes more convenient to choose an appointment privately. Fairfield Independent Hospital can make for a convenient alternative to other institutions in the North West, our hospital is just a short car trip from Manchester and Liverpool.

MRI scans are painless, safe procedures that use powerful magnets to create detailed images of the inside of your body. Lying on a flat bed, you’ll be moved into the scanner head or feet first, depending on where you need to be scanned. Whilst the scan is taking place you will be asked to stay as still as possible so that the machine can create an accurate image of you.

Our MRI radiographers have extensive experience of reassuring and assisting people who are anxious about having an MRI scan. If you would like to speak to someone about having an MRI scan you can contact our radiology department on 01744 746 409 or email enquiries@fairfield.org.uk

A single scan can last anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes, this time will vary depending on the area of your body and the size of the area being scanned. Our Consultant Radiologists will operate the scanner using a computer in a separate room, they will be able to talk to you through the use of an intercom and will be able to see you via a television monitor.

Once the procedure is complete your scans will need to be studied by our Radiologists thoroughly before you receive your results.

We offer direct access to private scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, most diagnostic scans are covered, however, it is important that you contact your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Private MRI Guide Prices

How Much is a Private MRI Scan?

We also offer competitive self-pay prices for all our scans. The cost of an MRI Scan ranges from £350 to £700 per scan.

Our MRI scans are priced per area to make things simpler.

  • 1 area – £350
  • 2 Areas – £525
  • 3 Areas – £700
  • Arthrogram – £650

We will need a referral from your GP or appropriate clinician before booking your MRI scan.

Typical examinations include:

  • Head
  • Knee
  • Spine
  • Shoulder

For more information you can contact our Radiology Department on 01744 746 409 or email enquiries@fairfield.org.uk

Key facts about the procedure