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MRI Scan Information

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

For further information click on this link: Cobalt MRI Information


MRI SAFETY INFORMATION:

PLEASE CONTACT COBALT HEALTH 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).
DURING YOUR MRI SCAN APPOINTMENT

It takes 20-30 minutes per body part, which usually includes 4 sections lasting 4-5 minutes each. 

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.

 
MRI SCAN CATEGORIES EXPLAINED
1 part MRI scan = shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, leg, knee, ankle, foot, cervical spine, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, SI joints, or brain
2 part MRI scan = both shoulders, both knees, both ankles, cervical & thoracic spine, thoracic & lumbar spine, or lumbar spine with pelvis
3 part MRI scan = Whole Spine, or Thoracic & Lumbar Spine with Pelvis or SI joints

SCANS FOR MMA FIGHTERS AND OTHER CONTACT SPORTS :
MRI scan of Brain with MRA scan of Brain and Neck - special protocol for MMA competitors and other contact sports - this usually takes 45 minutes.
MRA scan of neck also available for MMA competitors and other contact sports (if you have already had a MRI Brain scan and MRA Brain)
 
COTSWOLD DIAGNOSTIC CLINIC CONTACT :
Tel: 01285 323677
Mob: 07498 655839
Email: [email protected]

Ultrasound clinic: Active Therapy Clinic, 8 Whiteway Court, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 7BA
Registered address for correspondence: 80 Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1YD