Private MRI Scan
MRI scans can be used to assess most areas of the human body. An MRI produces detailed cross-sectional images of the patient’s body, using magnetic fields and radio waves.
About MRI Scans
Magnetic resonance imaging, otherwise referred to as MRI, is a form of diagnostic imaging to investigate the condition(s) affecting a person’s body, such as a lumbar disc herniation. An MRI produces detailed cross-sectional images of the patient’s body, using magnetic fields and radio waves.
MRI scans can be used to assess most areas of the human body. Despite this as chiropractors or physiotherapists we only refer patients with mechanical issues (relating to nerves, joints, spinal discs, muscles and bones). In addition to this, we only refer patients if we think the MRI is clinically justified or useful to help diagnose the underlying condition.
The results of an MRI can help diagnose conditions, assist with generating treatment plans for the condition causing your pain.
MRI Scan Cheltenam
If you are looking for a diagnosis for the cause of your pain an MRI might be an appropriate investigation for your condition.
At Skelian we are able to refer you for further investigation to help diagnose your condition. We are able to send our patients to a local private imaging centre for a fast referral.
There are many different imaging options out there, the correct imaging can help significantly in the diagnosis of your condition or the cause of your pain. A Private MRI might be the best imaging for your case, we can help you with the decision.
Referral for a private MRI in Cheltenham
At Skelian we are able to refer our patients for further investigation to help diagnose their condition. We are able to send our patients to a local private imaging centre for a fast referral, if deemed clinically relevant to their condition and rate of recovery. Before we refer a patient, we need to perform an initial consultation which includes a full medical history along with a detailed physical exam to justify if an MRI is clinically needed. If we think the problem is not mechanical (related to joints, muscles and nerves) in nature, we may refer you back to your GP for further investigation.
What can an MRI scan diagnose?
Our Chiropractors or Physiotherapist may refer you for an MRI if they believe you have a significant mechanical problem and if an MRI will help with the diagnosis and therefore assist with your care. There are many mechanical reasons to refer for an MRI, typically this can happen when a patient has a suspected disc issue in the spine, nerve pain relating to the spine, damage to a joint or not responding to treatment. The practitioner will decide if an MRI is needed on a case-by-case basis and not all patients will need an MRI.
What to expect during an MRI Scan
With most private MRI scans, you will be expected to lie on a flat bed, which will move into the MRI scanner. You enter the scanner either head or feet first.
The MRI machine is operated by a qualified radiographer. A radiographer is trained to carry out investigatory imaging such as X-rays and MRIs.
The radiographer controls the scanner via a computer in a separate room. You will be in communication with the radiographer through an intercom during your scan. The radiographer will also be able to see you on a monitor.
You will need to keep still during the MRI scan, as movement may affect the quality of the images produced by the scan. The better or clearer the images the better the chance of getting an accurate diagnosis.
The scan itself can be a noisy experience. You are given earplugs or headphones to wear during to scan to help with the noise. The noise itself comes from the electrical current in the scanner coils being turned on and off.
An MRI scan can take a longer or shorter period of time depending on the the size of the area or how many images are taken.
MRI Scan Fees
(Per Region) – £278