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DIAGNOSTICS > MRI

MRI head scans

An MRI scan of the head and brain can provide you with more clarity on the cause of headaches and other neurological conditions. Creating detailed images of the brain and skull provides more information to help diagnose and identify pain, swelling, brain bleeds, infections, brain tumours and more.

If you need an MRI of your sinus or internal auditory meatus (IAM), this is also available at our Paddington MRI suite.

* Self-referral is often possible and can easily be determined by a simple questionnaire

If you would rather speak to our bookings team, call us on 0330 580 1153.

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£325

How can a head MRI help me?

More about head and brain MRIs

If you suffer from frequent, recurrent headaches (including cluster headaches, migraines and tension headaches), a head MRI could help. Headaches are the number one reason people book a head (brain) MRI.

The skull and brain is mapped in detail during this scan to provide more clarity on the condition of the brain, skull and surrounding tissue. A detailed radiology report can help identify the cause of your headache, brain tumours, evidence of a stroke or infraction, bleeds and white matter changes.

A head (brain) MRI scan is a painless scan that produces clear images of the structures inside your skull, mainly your brain. Brain MRIs are used to evaluate, diagnose and track medical conditions that affect the structures in your head. 

A head MRI can help investigate many symptoms including, chronic headaches, numbness in the limbs, double vision, confusion, memory loss and dizziness.

Want to understand more about your head MRI report? You discuss your results during a post-scan consultation with our neurology radiologist for £85. Our customer service team will be happy to help with your booking. 

An MRI scan of the sinuses creates detailed images of the air-filled spaces inside the skull, called sinuses. A sinus MRI can help investigate abnormal nasal drainage, unexplained headaches and a loss of smell.

An MRI of the internal auditory meatus (IAM) is a non-invasive, painless procedure that like a standard MRI, uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field. It creates detailed images of the bony canal that transmits nerves and blood vessels from the base of the brain to the inner ear. An IAMs MRI can help investigate sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.

Select your scan date and time and submit some simple details. If you are eligible for an MRI, then your appointment will be confirmed. If you are not eligible, you may need a referral from a GP/clinician, or we might suggest a different diagnostic scan.

 

We have access to both extremity and full-body MRI scanners. Extremity scanners are specifically designed for the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, and knees. We are usually able to scan a joint in under an hour, and there’s no need for you to get changed. The ergonomic design of our scanners ensures maximum comfort. You don’t need to put your body into a confined space, and there is very little noise.

 

You will receive a digital copy of your scan, which you can discuss with one of our experts. Additionally, a full radiology report will be sent to your GP for further discussion. The next step is to discuss the appropriate treatment, either with our clinical team or your GP. 

 

Booking Options

Head MRI

A head MRI can help investigate many symptoms including, chronic headaches, numbness in the limbs, double vision, confusion, memory loss and dizziness.

£325

Sinus MRI

An sinus MRI can help investigate abnormal nasal drainage, unexplained headaches and loss of smell.

£325

IAMs MRI

An IAMs MRI can help investigate sudden hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problems.

£325

The process

We have endeavoured to make the process as straight forward and efficient as possible. 

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Self refer

Select your scan date and time and submit your details. If you are eligible for an MRI, then your appointment will be confirmed. If you are not eligible, you may need a referral from a GP/clinician, or we might suggest a different diagnostic scan.

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Scan

The ergonomic design of our scanners ensures maximum comfort. You don’t need to put your body into a confined space, and there is very little noise.

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Report & treatment

You will receive a digital copy of your scan, which you can discuss with one of our experts. Additionally, a full radiology report will be sent to your GP for further discussion. The next step is to discuss the appropriate treatment, either with our clinical team or your GP. 

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Get in Touch

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Frequent Questions

Since MRI scans do not use radiation, they are considered safer than X-rays and CT scans. In some cases, an MRI may not be suitable but your technician will check you are eligible so an MRI is safe for you.

 

An MRI of your head, neck and brain can help diagnose a range of conditions including the cause of headaches, and brain tumours. An MRI can also identify signs of stroke or brain aneurysms and give you peace of mind.

 

MRI scans are painless and non-invasive so they are a common diagnostic tool for conditions affecting the brain, skull and soft tissue.

 

No, unfortunately we do not offer contrast scans at either of our clinic locations. You can still have a head, IAMs and sinus MRI without the need for a contrast dye injection.