MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that allows us to investigate the anatomy and function of the body in great detail, in particular for diagnosing soft tissue injuries and conditions. MRI is used widely for diagnosis as it creates images using strong magnetic fields, and so doesn't expose the body to any radiation. 

At Fortius we offer 1.5T and 3T scanning for high quality images, and all scans are carried out by our experienced radiographers. The scans are then reported by a Consultant Radiologist within 24 working hours.  
 

 

Before your MRI

It’s important that you arrive 15 minutes before your scan, so that there is sufficient time to complete the screening process and to make sure it is safe to do your scan. If you cannot get to your appointment on time you should call as soon as possible on +44(0) 203 195 2442. We will attempt to provide you with an alternative slot the same day, if there is one available.

When you arrive for your imaging appointment, our radiographers will ask you some questions. You will also be required to fill in a questionnaire about your health and medical history, and you may be asked to sign a consent form. If necessary the radiographers will ask you to get into a patient gown. You may eat and drink normally before the scan.
 

During your MRI

The scan is not painful but you will have to lie still for up to 20 minutes on a relatively hard surface. The radiographers will do their best to make you comfortable. If you have any pain or discomfort that could lead to difficulties with the scan, please tell the radiographer beforehand. You will be required to keep as still as possible whilst the scan is taking place.


The radiographer will be able to see you from the control room and you can talk to each other through an intercom. You will be given a call button to press and may be able to listen to music during the scan.
 

After your MRI

You may get dressed and leave as soon as your scan is finished. Before leaving the Imaging Department you can collect a CD containing your examination images to take away. You may eat and drink normally after unless you have been told otherwise.  There is no aftercare needed once the scan is complete. All instructions will be on your appointment letter, please read it carefully.

I found Fortius Clinic the best experience I have ever had in private practice. I was comprehensively handled right through a consultation, MRI Scan, and Ultrasound all done whilst I was there.

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