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COTSWOLDS MOBILE MRI SCAN INFORMATION

 

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE YOU COME FOR YOUR MRI SCAN

A MRI scan (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) uses a strong magnetic field to produce high quality images of the internal structure of your body.


BEFORE YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT

We will email you this information sheet and some directions.  Please bring your MRI scan referral form with you, and any previous MRI scan discs.  Please let us know if you require wheelchair access.  (You will not require a MRI scan referral form if you are a MMA fighter).

MRI has no known side effects, but the MRI has a strong magnetic field therefore:


PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE COMING FOR YOUR MRI SCAN IF YOU HAVE, OR HAVE HAD ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:


  • A neurostimulator anywhere in your head or body.
  • A pacemaker or implantable cardiac defibrillator.
  • An artificial heart valve, arterial clips, a cochlear implant, or aneurysm clips.
  • A programmable shunt for hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain).
  • Metal fragments in the eye, head or body (you will likely need an x-ray BEFORE the scan).

PLEASE ARRIVE 10-15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT


You should come in clothes without zips or metal buttons if possible, or you can change into a gown before the scan. 

No preparation is required before the scan

You can bring a friend or relative, but they will also need to complete the safety checklist and remove metal items before entering the scanner (see next page).  Children are not allowed in the MRI scanner.

MRI scanning is not carried out during pregnancy unless essential, and we would need written permission from your referrer to perform the scan.

ON ARRIVAL FOR YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT

There is plenty of free parking available.  There is a bar at the Football Club, where you can wait before your scan.  The bar is open from 9 am to 5 pm, and there will be a sign outside the main entrance.  One of the radiographers will collect you for your scan and explain the procedure. 

 

DURING YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT

It takes 20-30 minutes per body part (see MRI Price List on website), which usually includes 4 sections lasting 4-5 minutes each. 

You will be given a safety questionnaire to complete. 


You will also need to remove all metal items, including jewellery, watches, hair clips and credit cards. 

Your clothes and personal items will be kept in a secure place.

If you need to change there is a changing area available.


There will be time to ask questions before the MRI scan.

You will be given either ear defenders or earplugs to wear, as the scanner is noisy.

The radiographer operating the MRI scanner will help you through the procedure, and will talk to you between each section of the MRI scan.

The MRI scanner can also feel enclosed, so if you have difficulty during a MRI scan, you will be able to contact the radiographer.


AFTER YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT

You can go home or back to work as normal.  Your MRI scan results will be available to your referrer within 1-2 working days, and you can discuss your MRI scan results with us on the phone or via email.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE SUITABLE FOR A MRI SCAN OR HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE DETAILS BELOW.

 
MOBILE MRI SCAN CONTACT :
Tel: 01285 323677
Mob: 07498 655839
Email: [email protected]

Mobile MRI Scanner: Cirencester Town Football Club, Kingswood Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1HS
Ultrasound clinic: Active Therapy Clinic, 8 Whiteway Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7BA

Registered address for correspondence: 80 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YD