Where are we located?
Getting your MRI scan with us is easy and hassle-free. We’re based in the
district of Harley Street with two locations for your convenience.
How much does a private MRI scan cost?
The national average for a standard MRI scan cost is £395, according to Private Healthcare UK. We offer standard MRI scans from as little as £250, depending on the date and time you book. We ensure to remain affordable when the MRI scan is more complex. View our Live Prices Calendar for an idea of how our prices work.
Have you been referred by a clinician?
You can send us your referral and book an appointment online by clicking
on the Book now button. You can also call or email us to book. Select the best price and time for you by taking a look at our Live Pricing Calendar, where you can see our variable pricing structure and appointment availability.
If you don’t have a referral, we can help you get one:
Use our quick and easy referral service to get a trusted referral from one of our healthcare professionals. We operate 7 days a week, with referrals provided within one working day. Learn more on how to book.
How to refer your patient for an MRI scan:
The easiest way to refer for MRI is to log in or sign up to our online community, Connect. Here you can submit referrals, book patient appointments, view and download scan images and reports, and manage patient appointments. You can also call us on 020 7042 1888 or email the referral to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is MRI?
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. We use a 1.5T scanner at our clinic on Wimpole Street and a 3T scanner at our second location on Dover Street. Our scanners are a tube-shaped magnet that is open at both ends, in a spacious room. MRIs are safe and completely painless; they use a magnetic field and radio waves to help your doctor make a diagnosis by building up a detailed picture of the inside of your body. For more information see our blog on 1.5T vs 3T MRI machines.
Many clinicians prefer MRI scans to other scan types because they provide a wealth of information without the involvement of radiation and can be used to investigate almost any part of the body.
We specialise in a wide range of area scanning. These include:
Efficiency: The total time patients spend in our imaging centre during a single region MRI scan is up to an hour. This involves registering, meeting your Radiographer – when the process will be explained and questions can be asked – and the MRI being performed.
Central location: We are in the heart of Central London, with two locations. You can find us on Wimpole Street, just a few minutes walk from Oxford Circus or Bond Street tube station, and also on Dover Street, a short 3-minute walk from Green Park Station.
Recognition: We are also registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
A quality service: The quality of our MRI service is recognised by all major insurers including BUPA, AXA PPP and WPA.
Rapid online results: Patients and their referrers can view and download the MRI images immediately after the patient finishes their scan on our secure online community, Connect. We also use IEP (The Image Exchange Portal). The Consultant Radiologists aim to upload reports to the referring clinician’s account within one working day. You can call us on 020 3481 6892 to get set up with an account. Alternatively, your login details are emailed to you automatically when we receive your first referral.
Consultant-led approach: All our exams are reported by our expert Consultant Radiologists. Each has their own interests and specialities, allowing us to assign scans to the most qualified Consultant for the region.
Before your appointment
To make sure you are able to have the scan. For example, certain types of implants are not suitable for MRI.
Once we’ve received your referral and you’ve been booked in for your MRI scan, you’ll receive a confirmation with all the details of your appointment.
For a small number of scans, (depending on the region you’re having scanned), you may be asked not to eat or drink anything except water for up to six hours before your appointment. The MRI scanner is a magnet, try to wear comfortable clothing with no metal at all, for example, a tracksuit, (so no zips, studs, wires etc.).
It is a natural human instinct to be a little cautious of new and unfamiliar experiences. If you’re anxious, read our blog on 9 ways we help claustrophobic MRI patients.
When you arrive
Please be advised that your arrival time is exactly when we expect you.
Change for your appointment:
You’ll be greeted by the Radiographer, who will show you to the changing room, where you can lock away your valuables and change into a gown if necessary.
During your appointment
You’ll then be taken through into the MRI room, where you’ll lie on the MRI table and be slid into the scanner.
Once your scan starts:
You’ll be given a hand-held call bell that you can squeeze at any time during the scan to talk to the Radiographer, who will be in regular contact to update you on the progress of the scan and will be able to see you from the control room.
We’ll support you:
We will tell you how long you should expect to be in the centre before you arrive for your appointment.
After your appointment
After your scan:
You can collect your valuables from the changing room, and that’s that!
Your MRI scan images:
Are uploaded to your account on our secure online community, Connect, immediately after the scan, and we aim to send reports, which are completed by one of our Consultant Radiologists, to your referring clinician via Connect within one working day.
To discuss your report and to find out what your next steps might be, you should make an appointment with your clinician.