MRIs are a safe and effective way to identify a problem or help confirm a diagnosis. In many cases, an MRI can provide peace of mind and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. Even with a referral, it can take a long time to book an MRI on the NHS. With Living Room Health, you could be seen for an MRI as quickly as the same day.
* Self-referral is often possible and can easily be determined by a simple questionnaire
Using MRI, our qualified professionals can locate the cause of your pain and discomfort quickly, painlessly and with precision. An MRI scan produces high-quality images of your bones, muscles, tendons, and connective tissues to swiftly identify any damage or abnormalities. MRIs are also frequently used to produce images of the brain.
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.
An MRI scan can be an effective and painless way to help gain greater insight into what’s happening inside your body.
The images produced by the scan can help identify the source of your pain or be used to confirm a diagnosis made during an external examination.
The detailed report can ensure you get the right course of treatment and will give you the knowledge you need to make informed decisions with your doctor and ensure you have peace of mind.
Traditional MRIs can be overwhelming. However, our open MRI scanners can scan you in as little as 30 minutes instead of a standard hour-long scan.
Furthermore, our state-of-the-art scans make less noise than a normal MRI, and the ergonomic design reduces claustrophobia for a more comfortable experience.
The location and price of your scan depend upon which body parts you want to scan.
Whether solving an existing problem or looking to optimise your health, we want to help.
Select a body part below to open the self-referral options available to you.
We have endeavoured to make the process as straight forward and efficient as possible.
Our service is fast, efficient and reliable. It is also more affordable than many traditional private healthcare routes.
From consultation to diagnosis to treatment, our service is a one stop clinic for self-pay healthcare.
We have a wide range of specialists which means we can always find the right person for you.
Begin your journey by completing this form and our MRI booking team will contact you to discuss the next steps. If you have any questions or would prefer to speak to someone simply call us on 0330 580 1153.
Lines open 8am-8pm Mon-Fri and 9am-5pm over the weekend.
We have extremity and full body MRI scanners. Extremity scanners are specifically designed for the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles and knees. Unlike with conventional MRI, our scanners are open rather than the traditional enclosed capsule. This coupled with very little noise and overall ergonomic design maximises patient comfort.
Most MRI scans are requested on a non-urgent, consultant-led basis. This means you can end up waiting up to 18 weeks from the time of your NHS e-Referral Service appointment or when the hospital gets your referral letter. Then there is a further wait for your results which is typically 24 hours.
The NHS looks after the vast majority of patients in the UK and there is a huge demand on services such as MRI, with the more urgent cases being given priority. You can, however, skip this queue if you opt to get a private MRI scan which you can pay for yourself.
Yes. You simply need to fill in our enquiry form to book a private MRI scan appointment. However you will need to pay an upfront cost for our services.
Yes. It’s also possible to book for someone else if you’re their carer. By simply answering a few questions about why you want the scan and some extra safety questions you can book someone in hassle free.
No. It’s a very safe, non-invasive procedure. There have been a wide range of studies on the impact of radio waves and magnets on the human body and no risks have been identified. Unlike with an X-ray machine, radiation is not used so there is no risk of exposure to radiation during an MRI procedure. However, due to the use of the strong magnets, MRIs cannot be performed on patients with implanted pacemakers.
Typically Your GP may suggest an MRI for soft tissue injuries as the MRI can scan the internal structure of muscles, bones, ligaments, organs, nerves, and joints, from any angle. MRIs are more versatile, and doctors use them for examining many medical conditions. However, x-rays are used more often for examining broken bones, and they can also help detect diseased tissue. Additionally, an MRI scan does not use radiation, instead using strong magnets and radio waves.
If you’re experiencing knee pain, a knee MRI can look at the ligaments, muscles and tissues surrounding the knee to identify the cause of your knee pain within 15 to 45 minutes on average. This is because only your lower body needs to go into the MRI machine.
A full body MRI is a five-part scan that looks at the brain, neck arteries, chest, abdomen and pelvis and it takes around 1 hour. All our scanners are open rather than the traditional enclosed capsule, with an ergonomic design to maximise patient comfort.