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MRI Brain & Body Scan

  • Was £1,500 - Now £750
  • No NHS referral needed
  • Clinic in Newton-Le-Willows
  • Fast results

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*All MRI scans take place at our private hospital in Newton-Le-Willows
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MRI Brain & Body Scan at Pall Mall

We understand just how frustrating it can be. You’re continually feeling unwell but, no matter how many symptoms you present to the doctor, they just can't figure out what exactly is going on. If you find yourself in this situation, it may be time to get an MRI scan.

Here at Pall Mall, we can help you get the answers you're looking for, reducing the stress that comes with uncertainty. We offer full-body MRI scans at our CQC registered private hospital in Newton-le-Willows. With us, there's no need for a referral or lengthy waiting lists - you can get a diagnosis and treatment plan in just a few days.

Pall Mall's end-to-end support means you'll receive the highest level of patient care from your very first consultation up to two years after your procedure. Our team of specialists are on hand to make your experience as seamless as possible. We’re always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

A brain MRI scan: Everything you need to know

A brain MRI scan (also known as a head MRI) is used to take a closer look at brain structures, such as brain tissue and blood flow. This type of scan is often used to diagnose or treat brain conditions.

A brain MRI is not limited to just the areas of the brain, however - it can go beyond this, providing a scan of facial bones, sinuses, and inner ears too.

Why would you get a brain MRI?

You may be considering a brain MRI if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Chronic headaches
  • Hormonal imbalances related to your pituitary gland
  • Vertigo/recurring episodes of extreme dizziness
  • Vision issues - despite getting an all-clear from an eye exam
  • Unexplainable weakness
  • Notable changes in your behaviour and thinking
  • Fatigue
  • Hearing loss - with no explanation as to why
What can a brain MRI diagnose?

Due to the sensitive imaging of this type of scan, a brain MRI is the most commonly used test for brain-related diagnoses and treatment monitoring. This style of scan can identify a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Brain abscesses
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Bleeding on the brain
  • Swelling
  • Bone fractures
  • Brain/cerebral aneurysm
  • Brain tumours and cysts
  • Stroke
  • Damage to blood vessels
  • Degenerative diseases - for example, multiple sclerosis
  • Sinus irregularities
  • Disorders of the eyes and inner ear

A brain MRI is an easy way to detect the early signs of progressive brain diseases and brain damage, allowing doctors and consultants to put a treatment plan in place to prevent the development of these conditions.

A body MRI scan: Everything you need to know

A body MRI scan takes high-quality images of the body - areas such as the chest, spine, pelvis, and abdomen being common - to help determine various body conditions and track their treatment plans.

This type of scan can also look at blood vessels and lymph nodes to assess if these parts of the body have any abnormalities that could be causing harm.

Why would you undergo a body MRI?

There are numerous reasons as to why a doctor, or yourself, would think you need a body MRI scan.

If you have been experiencing some unusual aches and pains and other tests haven't been conclusive, an MRI could help doctors to gain a better understanding as to what is the reasoning for your pain. From there, they can advise on the correct course of treatment.

What can a body MRI diagnose?

As a body MRI can be used to scan almost any part of the body, it is able to diagnose a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Spinal cord problems
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Issues with the heart - such as problems with the valves
  • Spinal disc abnormalities
  • Various types of cancer, such as breast, pancreatic or ovarian cancer
  • Conditions that can affect muscles, joints and ligaments - for example, arthritis
  • Crohn's disease or other bowel-related conditions
  • Problems with blood vessels - like your arteries narrowing or being at risk of bursting
  • Bone infections
  • Body tumours and cysts - whether that be in your soft tissue or bones
  • Abnormalities with bile ducts and other areas of the digestive system

The high image quality of a body MRI can help doctors and consultants discover the early stages of diseases and conditions that could potentially cause more harm in the future. By having this early diagnosis, it allows your team to put together a treatment plan that will put you on the course to recovery.

What to expect from your Brain & Body MRI scan at Pall Mall

Prior to your MRI scan, there is nothing in particular you have to do to prepare, except from remembering not to wear any metal - including body piercings.

A member of our lovely team will ask you to lie on a bed, and then you will be positioned in a way to get the clearest images. The bed will then move back into the scanner and all you have to do is relax! The scan can take anywhere between 30 minutes to two hours and, to make you feel comfortable, both sides of the scanner are open and there is a fan to keep you cool.

You'll be able to talk to your radiologist throughout your procedure in case you have any questions or would like some support. Our expert team is on hand to make sure you feel as calm and comfortable as possible from your initial consultation to two years after your scan.

It’s easy to get an appointment online or over the phone.

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Why choose Pall Mall for you MRI scan?

We understand how frustrating it is for your life to be on pause for a condition you have no idea about. You deserve to get back to doing what you love, and Pall Mall's consultants can give you the answers you need. If you want a Brain & Body MRI Scan in the North West, look no further.

Our expert team of reputable doctors, nurses, and qualified health professionals will make sure you receive the highest level of patient care. With two years of aftercare services, we're with you every step of your procedure - from your free consultation and beyond!

Get back to feeling like your best self - contact Pall Mall today to be another step closer to getting the answers you need. You can get in touch in various ways:

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Our expert team are always on hand to help answer any queries and arrange appointments with our specialist consultants.

Should I be worried if I need an MRI?

A doctor or consultant usually recommends an MRI if they want to take a closer look at certain areas of your body. We understand that this can cause some anxiety, but it is usually thought to be for the greater good in the long run so should not be anything to worry about.

Once your results are in, you have the peace of mind knowing exactly what has been causing any recent issues you’ve experienced. From there, you can rest assured that our team will put together a treatment plan to get you feeling more like yourself again.

How long does an MRI take?

An MRI scan can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. You will be informed of how long your Brain & Body MRI Scan will take at one of your consultations.

Is an MRI scan painful?

As an MRI scan is a noninvasive procedure, no anaesthesia or pain relief is required. However, if you have claustrophobia or are particularly nervous, you can request for some sedation. We request that you make us aware of your preference in advance of your procedure date.

Can anyone have an MRI?

Although an MRI is considered a safe procedure, it may not be recommended for certain people. If you have or are experiencing any of the below, we advise you consult with us for an alternative procedure:

  • A cochlear implant
  • Any metal in your body (like a pacemaker)
  • Experienced allergic reactions to similar procedures previously
  • Kidney problems
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
How long do I have to wait for my MRI results?

Here at Pall Mall, we aim to process our reports within 14 days. However, sometimes operational processes can delay this. Please do not worry, if there are any delays, we will keep you in the loop. It does not automatically mean something is wrong with your results.

Is an MRI safe?

Substantial research has been undertaken as to whether the magnetic properties and radio signals during an MRI used can cause issues to the human body. No evidence has been found to indicate there is a risk. Plus, as an MRI is non-invasive, it is thought to be one of the safest procedures.

I have claustrophobia, will I still be able to have an MRI?

We understand how distressing claustrophobia can be, which is why we do everything we can to make sure you feel as calm and comfortable as possible during your procedure. Our expert team are extremely experienced and are on hand if you have any queries or concerns.

Plus, when you are in the scanner, there is a button next to you that you can press at any time if you feel you need assistance. It is not a one-way system too. The line of communication remains open throughout the scan so that you can talk to the technician operating the machine at any point.

If you feel like you will be anxious on the day, you can also request sedative medicine prior to your procedure.

Can I get additional areas of the body scanned?

Yes. If you would like to get tests for other areas of the body that aren't included, please mention this to your specialist at one of your consultations.

How much will a private MRI scan cost me?

Prices for a brain and body MRI scan by Pall Mall start at £1,500. Pall Mall Medical provides finance with AffordIt Now. This way, you can spread the cost of your MRI scan with different payback periods to suit your budget.

What are the terms and conditions for a Brain & Body MRI Scan?

View the full imaging terms and conditions for your Brain & Body MRI Scan.

What is an MRI?

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a type of scan that takes place in a large tube surrounded by powerful magnets. The strong magnets create magnetic fields and radio waves, which produce detailed images of the inside of the human body.

These pictures can show all angles of your internal organs and soft tissues, which can be used to accurately diagnose a condition or monitor an ongoing treatment plan.

Magnetic resonance imaging differs from PET and CT scans as it does not involve X-rays or other radiation types. This means the patient is not exposed to direct harm.

If you're still unsure if an MRI is right for you, why not book a free consultation with one of our specialists? Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and, with two years of aftercare, you can trust that you're in safe hands with Pall Mall.

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