Put your mind at ease

Receive fast access to a pre-consultation with our experienced clinical team, relieving pressure on the traditional GP referral route.

Thorough clinical assessment

Our experienced team of consultant clinicians will undertake a medical assessment to understand your needs. They will then provide a referral for any necessary scans.

No waiting lists

We aim to reduce the pressure of waiting lists on the NHS. Patients can utilise our nationwide access to private scanning centres to receive medically necessary scans quickly.

Follow-up consultation

You’ll receive your imaging report digitally, and one of our expert clinicians will provide a follow-up consultation if any abnormalities are found.

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Get screened and referred within 4 days

Rapid access to your scanning needs

Having the correct diagnosis speeds up access to the correct treatment, or can put your mind at rest. Either way, an earlier diagnosis always means a better prognosis.

Thorough medical assessment of your scanning needs
Easy online booking
Over 100+ scanning centres
Receive your results online

Private treatment for
prompt diagnosis

Are you wanting a fast diagnosis for yourself or a loved one? Are you unable to gain quick access to an MRI scan through traditional means?

Our clinical team will complete a medical assessment of your requirements, provide a GP referral, and follow-on medical recommendations once we have received the results of your MRI scan.

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Partnered with over 100+ scanning locations

We are partnered with over 100 MRI scanning centres throughout the UK. So you can be sure wherever you are located in the country, you’ll be able to find a scanning centre nearby.

We can screen and refer you for a private MRI scan from just £289.

How It Works

Find a location near you

Complete booking form

Receive appointment details

Have your scan

Receive results

Our Pricing

Our goal is to make MRI scans accessible to all, which is why we strive to offer competitive prices and self-pay for patients nationwide.

We offer two types of scan — single part diagnostic and full body preventative.

Single Part

15–30 minutes

Diagnostic check on a single body part for the identification of a single potential health issue.

  • Investigates specific side effects

  • One body part scanned

  • Specific diagnostic check

  • A referral for your scan — no GP referral required

  • Consultant radiologists report

  • MRI scan images available digitally

  • 1-1 dedicated medical care from start to finish

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Full Body

60–90 minutes

Preventative health check-up that provides an insight into your overall wellbeing for early identification of potential health issues.

  • Check for up to 362 potential conditions

  • Multiple body parts scanned

  • Preventative screening health check

  • Includes everything else that comes with a single part scan

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*Starting from price. Costs are subject to the individual scanning centre and may change depending on which body part is being scanned. Contrast injections are sometimes required which may incur an additional fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions and important information about MRI scans.

Do I need a GP referral or self-referral?

A key benefit of booking with National MRI Scan is that you do not need a GP referral to access our services. There is also no self-referral process. Instead, our in-house medical team will contact you once you have booked and made payment for your scan. Our clinicians will ask you for all of the relevant information they need to compile a referral on your behalf, which is then passed on to your chosen scanning site.

How will I receive my results?

Once you have had your scan, your radiologist’s report will be emailed to you in PDF format, usually within 7 working days.

Digital copies of your images are also available as required for onward care. The method for accessing the images differs depending on your chosen scanning site.

Some sites use IEP (Image Exchange Portal), while others require an image request form to be completed. Please refer to your results email for further information.

What's included in the price of my booking?

  • A pre-scan consultation from one of our medical team over the phone or via email.
  • A written referral by our medical team, using the information from your consultation.
  • An MRI scan at your chosen scanning centre.
  • A written report on your scan by a consultant radiologist.
  • Access to copies of your scan images, which are downloadable, as required.
  • A post-scan consultation with one of our medical team if there are any adverse findings in your scan.

How long does an MRI Scan take?

An MRI scan on a single body part typically takes between 10–30 minutes

Full-body MRI scans, additional body parts, or more complex scans can last up to 90 minutes. this time frame can vary, and your radiographer will let you know the estimated duration of your scan before the procedure starts. Visit our news page for more information on how MRI scans work.

Can I cancel and get a refund?

Yes, we do offer cancellations and refunds, though depending on the status of your booking this may incur a £50 cancellation fee. For more information, visit our terms and conditions.

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